Why does International Women’s Day matter?

840x460 International womens day clarke sandersThe call for International Women’s Day 2018 is for women around the world to #PressforProgress. The Revd Dr Kirsty Thorpe, former Moderator of the United Reformed Church’s General Assembly and Minister of Wilmslow United Reformed Church, explores why International Women’s Day is worth marking.

Why does International Women’s Day matter? Because the headlines about sexual violence and harassment of women at work spawned by the Harvey Weinstein scandal in Hollywood last year are one small part of a worldwide phenomenon that won’t go away until we face up to it and challenge it.

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