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Celebrating International Women's Day 2022

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Bana Shriky in the Polymer IRC

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 on Tuesday 8 March, the University of Bradford has organised a series of events and discussions.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 on Tuesday 8 March, the University of Bradford has organised a series of events and discussions.

Narkis Rahman, co-chair of the University’s Gender Staff Forum, said: “This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias. Unfortunately, bias and stereotypes continue to hold women and workplaces back. According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2020, none of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor will our children.

“Gender equality is a fundamental human right and a keystone of a prosperous, modern economy. Bias, whether deliberate or unconscious, is hindering women from accessing opportunities and reaching their full potential within communities, places of study and our workplaces.

“We all have a responsibility in creating a world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive and together we can #break the bias by actively calling out all forms of inequality, discrimination and stereotypes every time we see it.”

Events include:-

  • Tuesday 8 March: 1000 to 1600: The Gender Staff Forum will host a stand in the Atrium to showcase the Forum’s work, and highlight the University’s commitment to gender equality, and on this date in particular, to women’s equality. This year’s IWD theme is #BreakTheBias. The Atrium will be specially lit using a green and purple colour scheme, signifying justice, dignity and hope, to draw the attention of all who pass through the space. The stand will provide information on the Gender Staff Forum and the benefits to the University of our equality networks, and quotes from the Gender Staff Forum members will be displayed relating to women’s equality.
  • Tuesday 8 March: 1700 to 1830: University of Bradford School of Law: International Women’s Day Lecture. This online lecture has been organised to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of Women in Law, and this year, the University will celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of Judge Patrice Wellesley-Cole, who is a woman lawyer, renowned civil society leader, and a retired judge in the London Immigration, asylum and human rights tribunal. Further information about this event can be found on the following Eventbrite registration page
  • Tuesday 8th March: 5.30pm to 7.30pm: at JSB Richmond - UBU and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Students' Association (AMWSA) are holding an event celebrating the individuals who are overcoming stereotypes and striving for a world free of bias and inequality and discussing how we can all do the same. Whether it’s empowering more women in STEM jobs and management roles, diversifying the workplace, striving to close the gender pay gap, or breaking down stereotypes about British Asians and Muslim women in the local community, there are so many ways in which people are breaking the bias against women. The event has five guest speakers who are achieving such excellence in their own fields and the local community. They will be telling their stories and giving their own perspectives on how they have overcome these adversities and inspiring others to do the same. Find out more using this link.
  • Thursday 10 March: 1700 to 1830: University of Bradford School of Law: International Women’s Day Panel, Richmond D Floor (D4)/JSB Lecture Theatre. This will be a panel discussion as part of the events to celebrate International Women's Day 2022. The panel will comprise students at the beginning of their careers and established professionals, who will discuss their experiences and respond to questions on the theme: #BreakingBarriers, in furtherance of gender equality and women's empowerment. Further information about this event can be found on the following page.

There are also a series of inspiring profiles on a number of our academics on this webpage.

Check the University events page for more information.

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