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Cockshut Hill students write letters to UN Women’s Executive Director on IWD

Year 8 students from Cockshut Hill School marked International Women’s Day on the 8th of March by attending an event at Solihull Sixth Form College.  International Women’s Day was created to help us push for a gender equal world.  All across the globe the achievements of women are celebrated, whilst remaining inequalities are highlighted and discussed.

The students learned about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set up by the UN in 2015 and about the relationship between gender inequality and climate change – concerning how climate change disproportionately affects women and girls.  Then in pairs, the students wrote letters to the UN Women’s Executive Director detailing their concerns about climate change and its effect on women around the world, as well as suggesting solutions.  UN Women is the UN organization delivering programmes, policies and standards that uphold women’s human rights and ensure that every woman and girl lives up to her full potential.

“I am so pleased that our students got to mark International Women’s Day with such a thought-provoking event.  International Women’s Day is such an important day and I hope every girl that attends our school leaves us with the confidence that they can achieve whatever they want to in life.”

Jason Bridges – Principal