Bexley women press for progress on International Women’s Day

PUBLISHED: 16:30 08 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:17 08 March 2018

Chief Executive Gill Steward speaking at the event. Picture: Bexley Council

Chief Executive Gill Steward speaking at the event. Picture: Bexley Council


To mark International Women’s Day, local group Women Together held a bring and share lunch today (Thursday, March 8), to raise money for Bexley Women’s Aid and Binti.

The event took place to mark International Women's Day. Picture: Bexley Council The event took place to mark International Women's Day. Picture: Bexley Council

Members of the multi-faith women’s group each made a minimum donation of £10 towards the charities at the event, which took place at St John’s Church in Erith.

The group is organised by reverend Ann Norman from Christ Church, Erith, and made up mainly of Christian and Muslim women who meet regularly at Hall Place.

Bexley Women’s Aid provides support and refuge to women and children experiencing domestic abuse, while Binti strives to provide menstrual dignity to all young women through education and access to sanitary products.

Guest speakers at the event included the council’s chief executive Gill Steward, who said: “Women Together is one of the best examples of intercultural and interfaith dialogue across the borough.

“As a group, they reach a wide and diverse network of women in Bexley.

“It is wonderful to see how they have mobilised this network to support causes that are important to women locally and internationally.”

Last year Women Together was presented with an Award for Faith and Belief Communities in London from 3FF – Three Faiths Forum.

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is a strong call to #PressforProgress, aiming to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

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