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Motherwell Cheshire celebrating International Women’s Day

Women from across south Cheshire are set to celebrate International Women’s Day with an event of inspirational female speakers in Crewe.

Motherwell Cheshire in partnership with Cheshire Without Abuse, Cheshire College – South and West and Crewe Town Council is preparing for their annual International Women’s Day Celebrations by hosting Crewe Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day is a global call to action for accelerating gender parity.

2019 will be the fifth Crewe Women’s Day where the local community gathers together to celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme for the celebration this year is Body Image and Sexual consent.

Founder of the Women’s Day events Kate Blakemore stated: “I chose these themes as I feel both are so relevant to both women and girls at the moment, I want everyone attending the event to feel inspired by our speakers and the activities that we have going on throughout the day.”

For the second year running the day will be held at Cheshire College South and West in Crewe, and is the fourth year it has been sponsored by Crewe Town Council. Councillor Benn Minshall, Chair of the Community Plan Committee said; “Crewe Town Council are once again delighted to be supporting Crewe Women’s Day.

“Too often people experience difficulties in accessing services – whether it is through not knowing they exist, or feeling that it is a sign of weakness to ask for help – and that is why events such as this one are so important. It provides a safe place for people to come together, to share their ideas and experiences in their own way and access much needed support in a relaxed and light-hearted setting; and that can only ever be something

Laura Smith MP will be opening the event, this then follows a timetable of events, which includes Detective Inspector Claire Jesson doing a talk on sexual consent, Educator Emi Howe will be talking on Body Positivity, Professor Wendy McCracken talking on “Behind the image, deafness in the 21 st century” There will also be a “catwalk with a difference” as well as children’s activities.

Local charities and women in business will all be there showcasing their businesses, and selling their handmade crafts. Kate stated “the day is about celebrating women in the local community and empowering all women to be proud of themselves and others, Motherwell’s strapline is Women supporting Women, and this event does just that”

The day is free to attend and starts from 10am with talks, workshops and activities running until 3.30pm.