Sydenham supports #PressforProgress on International Women’s Day

Thursday 8th March was alive with the buzz of girls focused on a mission! Staff and pupils across the year groups had been introduced to this year’s theme for International Women’s Day during an assembly by Ms Parrish, Director of Sixth Form, on Tuesday and were intent on showing their support for #PressforProgress.

During their normal lessons and activities, from Science to French to cricket coach training, girls posed with campaign signs and were asked to think about what it means to press for progress in today’s society, including all the small things that they can do on a daily basis to drive towards gender parity.

We are proud to be working with and for girls and young women to inspire their development into strong, positive, rounded individuals, capable of success in all areas. Sydenham girls #fearnothing and show true GDST Spirit!


Some information about the International Women’s Day campaign 2018:

With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo#TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.

And while we know that gender parity won’t happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day. Plus, there’s indeed a very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support.

So we can’t be complacent. Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. A strong call to #PressforProgress. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

International Women’s Day is not country, group or organisation specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So together, let’s all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. Collectively, let’s all Press for Progress.

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