InternationalWomen’s Dayevent

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Ruther­glen will host an event cel­e­brat­ing In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day.

Res­i­dents will be able to en­joy work­shops on health, beauty, arts and crafts as well as em­ploy­ment and learn­ing at St Colum­bkille’s Hall.

The event is be­ing run by South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s com­mu­nity learn­ing and home school part­ner­ship.

In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day 2016 will take place on Wed­nes­day, March 8. This year’s theme is #Pledge­For­Par­ity. In 2014, the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum pre­dicted it would be2095 be­fore global gen­der par­ity is achieved. But just a year later, they es­ti­mated that a slow­down in the pace of progress meant it could be 2133 be­fore the gap is closed en­tirely.

Ev­ery­one - men and women - can pledge to take a con­crete step to help achieve gen­der par­ity more quickly - whether to help women and girls achieve their am­bi­tions, call for gen­der-bal­anced lead­er­ship, re­spect and value dif­fer­ence, de­velop more in­clu­sive and flex­i­ble cul­tures or root out work­place bias.

The event will run from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

Any­one in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved should con­tact Doreen.jenk­ins@ south­la­nark­shire.gov.uk or call 01698 452501.

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