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International Women’s day 2020

International Women’s day 2020

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2020-03-07

You may know that this Sunday (8th of March) is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is: “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. The purpose of this day, as described by UN Women, is to: Challenge gender normsEmpower each otherCelebrate diversityBreak stereotypesReject the binaryMobilize, andTake action. In the past, we have written about Henrietta Schwann, a name that [...]

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The Invisible Woman: How Henrietta Schwann helped shape the history of female working class education

The Invisible Woman: How Henrietta Schwann helped shape the history of female working class education

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-08-05

The old saying, ‘women should be seen, not heard’, seems archaic in today’s society. And yet the silencing of women’s voices and opinions is something we see in today’s world on a regular basis. Decisions made by politicians about women’s rights over their own bodies, and the escalating levels of abuse prominent female figures face online, are both proof that there are still those who work to [...]

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