Women celebrate unity

Gabriell Hill (centre) wearing her 30 year badge.

The ACT Women in Education Committee celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) on 10 March.

The committee meets once a term with the aim of drawing members together to celebrate unity, to remember past achievements of women, and to highlight the social and economic issues of women here and in developing countries.

Meetings, which are followed by a dinner, provide opportunities to develop networks and to maintain friendships as teachers move in and out of schools.

Guest speaker Sarah Gowty gave a snapshot of her work with CARE in Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Jordan, Afghanistan, Kenya and Malawi.

Sarah said in many countries simply being born female means a lifetime of disadvantage, discrimination and having no voice.