Hackney Council supports International Women's Day

Hackney Council will celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 and its theme Break The Bias with an online event tomorrow (Tuesday 8 March).

International Women’s Day on 8 March is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and has been taking place for over a century.

On the day, the Council will host a discussion on the theme of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Intersectionality, running from 10am-11.30pm. This event will feature a range of speakers from agencies working in Hackney discussing how discrimination can compound VAWG. The event will also highlight the support available. 

Tuesday, 8 March - 10am - 11.30am Online Event: Breaking The Bias: Intersectionality and Violence Against Women and Girls  

Date: Tuesday, 8 March 

Time: 10.00 - 11.30am 

Now available on: https://bit.ly/3tJI0Oi  and to view the list of speakers and topics, please click here.

Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Equalities

International Women's Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievement of women, paying recognition to their achievements, particularly where they face intersecting forms of oppression such as racism, ableism, transphobia and homophobia. IWD is a day that we can stand in solidarity as a global sisterhood.


Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Equalities
Cllr Susan Fajana-Thomas, Cabinet Member for Community Safety

We are all looking forward to celebrating this important day with Hackney women to show our support for International Women’s Day.

We want everyone, both in our borough and on social media, to see how we support this year’s campaign, which has the theme #BreakTheBias. 

This campaign aims to create a gender-equal world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination, and a world where difference is valued and celebrated. 

We want to work together to forge women’s equality and create a safer world for everyone. We can all do our bit to do this by breaking the bias in our communities and workplaces, as well as our schools, colleges and universities. 

As we stand together to celebrate this great day, we can all help #BreakTheBias - not just in Hackney, but everywhere.

Cllr Susan Fajana-Thomas, Cabinet Member for Community Safety

For more information on our action to stop VAWG and to find out how you can help, please visit: www.hackney.gov.uk/vawg 

IWD marks a call to action of accelerating women’s equality, and first took place in 1911. For more information, please visit: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ and for more information on #BreakTheBias, please visit: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme