“Let’s celebrate the achievement of women” – Commissioner

International Women's Day - women as peacemakers - from Manchester City Council

To mark International Women’s Day, Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony will be joining members from Rape Crisis Manchester and Women’s Aid at a special event in East Didsbury on Saturday.

At the event, organised by local councillor, Bridie Adams, Tony will meet with two inspirational figures who have been nominated for the International Women’s Day Awards organised by Manchester City Council.

They are Anne Stebbings from Manchester Rape Crisis who has been nominated for the Women’s Champion Award, along with the women of the centre, and Janet Goodwin, who has been nominated in the Valuing Older Women Category.

The council has chosen “Women as Peacemakers” as the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day and have organised a host of events, details of which are available at the council’s website.

Tony said:

“International Women’s Day represents a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women throughout Greater Manchester. Everyone should recognise the importance of women to their local community. I am delighted to have been invited to attend by Councillor Adams, and to meet with Janet and Anne was a genuine privilege as they have made a real contribution to the advancement of women’s rights.” Tony Lloyd

Councillor Adams added: “It’s fantastic that men and women of Didsbury East have come together to celebrate the achievements of women. In true Labour style I believe together we can achieve more.”

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the value of women to society, and continues to work to promote greater equality for women. More information is available to view online at http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

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