Celebrating International Women’s Day

Hi everyone, how’s going? I hope you all have had a lovely week.

As many of you might know, the 8th March is International Women’s day. The Surrey International Women Society had organised a black tie event to raise money for charity and celebrate International Women’s day. A friend of mine was part of the committee and I know that she had spent so much effort in organising the event along with the other members of the committee. The aim of the Surrey International Women’s Society is to raise awareness for the mistreatment of women across the world and also to be able to make a difference and help women in need.

The event took place in Lakeside restaurant (which is on campus) on Monday the 7th March. The place was decorated with balloons and candles and they even invited the students who took part in Surrey Got Talent to perform throughout the evening. They had arranged a DJ for the evening as well, so the event turned into a party after we had enjoyed our food. The food was very nice and everyone was having such a good time.

The society also made a short documentary named “What About Women?” to show during the evening. They interviewed some students and asked them about their views on women’s right and gender equality. I think it is very meaningful and inspiring, I recommend you all to watch it in your spare time.  You can find the documentary in their Facebook page and also to find out more about the society.  https://www.facebook.com/SurreyInternationalWomensSociety/

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This is my friend, Kate, she helped organising the event and I am very proud of her.

I would say that the event was a big success, the event raised over £500 for a charity called Women for Women International. The money is going to help two women in the developing countries, especially countries that suffer from wars.  The charity helps those women by teaching them about their rights and how to make a living on their own and hence improving their quality of life.

As a feminist myself, I am very glad that the University of Surrey has so much support for the society and I think that gender inequality is still an issue in many countries around the world and we have to make changes in order for the situation to improve.

What are you views on women’s right and gender equality? Do you consider yourself as a feminist? Let me know in the comment!

I wish you all a good weekend and I will see you next time!

Diana xx