On Sunday, 8th March to celebrate Interational Women's Day we are hosting free squash for women aged 16 or over from 12.20pm-2.00pm. This offer is open to non members and first timers, to help them with their fun games there will be a coach present. To book please email Sarah.Cakebread@GLL.ORG before 6pm on Friday 6th March.
So how did International Women's Day start? One of the first noteworthy steps in the pursuit to help women achieve parity with men around the world occurred in America during 1908 when females’ successful strikes over working conditions in the textile industry were recognised by the Socialist Party; the following year a national women’s day was held. This prompted a chain of events across 17 countries as the Socialist International pushed for a joined up approach to the quest for suffrage and greater equality which led to the first International Women’s Day. The campaigns had various successes in countries across the globe over the following decades before the United Nations started celebrating International Women’s Day annually from the 8th March in 1975. Each year there is a theme and 2020’s is #EachforEqual. Drawn from a notion of 'Collective Individualism'
“We are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions, conversations, behaviours and mind-sets can have an impact on our larger society. Collectively, we can make change happen. Collectively, we can each help to create a gender equal world.”
If you have any questions about our squash offer please email Sarah.Cakebread@GLL.ORG.