International Women's Day 2015

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You say on the GLA's website that every year you have "marked International Women's Day" which is a day "to inspire women and celebrate achievements." So, what did you do to celebrate International Women's Day this year?


Answer for International Women's Day 2015

Answer for International Women's Day 2015

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Our International Women's Day event took place in the Chamber on March 9th. City Hall hosted and celebrated the efforts of 5 charities that all help women across London. Each charity brought along a 'voice of experience', a woman that had benefited from the services the charity provides. Joan Smith the Co-Chair of the Mayors' Violence Against Women Group (VAWG) panel opened the event and it was chaired by Emma Barnett from The Telegraph.

The organisations we heard from were; Smart Works, Refuge, Foundation4Life, the Katie Piper Foundation and FORWARD. The audience was a wide selection of young women, older women, mothers, grandmothers, City workers, students, voluntary organisations and other Londoners.