How to get involved with international women’s day at CCCU

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) and the Student Union are taking part in the celebration of International Women’s Day.

The Lounge will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the achievements of all women from Wednesday 8 March.

International Women’s Day (IWD) aims to celebrate the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women around the world, bringing attention to certain issues such as gender equality, fertility rights and abuse against women.

This year’s theme for IWD is ‘Embrace Equity’, which aims to highlight the difference between equity and equality. Simply, equity can be defined as giving each person what they need to be successful, which does not always give everyone the same thing.

Here are some of the events open to CCCU students this week.

– Wednesday 8th, 12pm, Augustine House

The workshop aims to share experiences that people have experienced in the workplace, what it means to be a woman in the workplace and empower women at work to come together to unite and discuss how we can support each other.

– Wednesday 8th, Film Screening, Made in Dagenham, 1pm, PF06, Organised by ‘Us in the world’ and CCCU UCU

– Wednesday 8th, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social care Lunchtime Research Seminars, 12:30 till 3 pm, NF03-04

– Wednesday 8th, 7-11 pm: Wear PURPLE with Athletics!

Throughout the day the SU will also be giving out purple bracelets that will guarantee you a discount on either a themed cocktail or mocktails.

– Sunday 12th, 7:30-11pm: The BIG Quiz

The Quiz this week will feature three rounds on women’s history, so make sure to do some research! To contribute The Lounge will be asking for a £2 entry fee, with half going to charity and the other half going to the Stick or Twist pot.

CCCU released a statement that said how important it is that everyone at the university contributes equality.

“At CCCU we are working hard to create an inclusive, positive and supportive environment for all our students and staff. Gender equality in the workplace and in the education we provide is critical. 

“Embracing equity isn’t limited to women, but a contribution from all of society, across the whole university. Collectively, we can advance the University’s position on social, economic, cultural and political matters, and take shared ownership to create an inclusive world no matter your gender identity.”

To read more about this year’s IWD theme of equality vs equity click here.

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Featured image credit: Canterbury Christ Church University Student Union.

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