Stockport Liberal Democrats have committed their support to International Women’s Day, which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, whilst also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality.
Cllr Lisa Smart, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group and Councillor for Bredbury Green and Romiley, said: “International Women’s Day is an important date on the calendar, celebrating progress towards equality but also highlighting the inequalities which still exist. In 2020 we should not be seeing so few women in senior roles, nor should those who do make it as being extraordinary. We should not be having to fight for basic rights and recognitions, exemplified by the BBC’s recent difficulties with equal pay. This year the theme is ‘Each for Equal’, highlighting how a gender equal world can only be created by each of us individually choosing to challenge stereotypes and fight bias and acting collectively to create a gender equal world.”
The photo below shows Muna Hull (left), school crossing patrol for the past 25 years at St Christopher’s School in Romiley, who was invited by her ward councillors (Cllrs Lisa Smart and Angie Clark, middle and right) to represent the ward at the International Women’s Day event held at Stockport Town Hall on 10th March 2020.