Seafront march for women’s day

Women on the celebratory march along the seafront
Women on the celebratory march along the seafront

MORE than 70 women took part in a march along the seafront to mark International Women’s Day this week.

It kicked off five days of events organised by Women’s Voice across the town marking the event’s centenary year and Mayor Kim Forward was among those taking part. She said: “It was a wonderful occasion and the sunshine and sea enhanced the celebratory mood.”

She gave a speech highlighting gender inequalities around the world and calling for them to be addressed.

She said: “Promoting gender equality is vital, in countries where girls are educated and women play their part in government peace reigns and economies begin to flourish, women are more interested in ending wars than starting them.

“We must work together to ensure the future for all girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.”

The group then made their way to the White Rock Hotel which laid on free refreshments.

The final event takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at St-Mary-in-the-Castle. It runs from 11am until 4pm and features stalls, performances and speeches. There will be a free creche on the day