One hundred years ago, women finally got the right to vote in the UK.
It was not on the same terms as men since only women aged 30 and over could vote (compared to men aged 21 and above) but that was one step in the right direction. But, 100 years have passed and today, for some women (actually too many), it feels like nothing has changed at all. And the sad thing is in many cases it’s not just a feeling, it’s a terrible reality since they face inequality in employment and earnings, property ownership, survival, freedom of expression, victimisation etc.
So, why is it taking so long for equality between both men and women to be reached?
The 8th annual Women of the World festival (which takes place from 7 till 11 March 2018 at the Southbank Centre in London) will attempt to answer that crucial question and more importantly will suggest some solutions to speed things up because women don’t want to wait another 100 years for the required societal changes to take place. And they’ve got a point!
If you are available between the 7th and 11th of March, pay a visit to the festival.
Happy Women’s Day for women all around the world! 🙂