Bexley women #PressforProgress

Gill Steward speaking at the International Women's Day event

Local group Women Together helped to raise money for charities Bexley Women's Aid and Binti through a bring and share lunch today to mark International Women’s Day (8 March).

Members of the group each made a minimum donation of £10 towards the charities at the event today at St Johns Church in Erith. Other guests included Bexley’s Community Partnerships team and pupils from Townley Grammar. 

Bexley Women’s Aid provides support and refuge to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Binti strives to provide menstrual dignity to all young women through education and access to sanitary products.

Women Together is a multi-faith women’s group organised by Reverend Ann Norman from Christ Church, Erith. The group is made up of mainly Christian and Muslim women from different cultures, who meet regularly at Hall Place in friendship.  

Guest speakers at the event included the Council’s Chief Executive, Gill Steward. She said: “Women Together is one of the best examples of intercultural and interfaith dialogue across the borough. As a group, they reach a wide and diverse network of women in Bexley. It is wonderful to see how they have mobilised this network to support causes that are important to women locally and internationally.”

Last year Women Together was presented with a 2017 Award for Faith and Belief Communities in London from 3FF – Three Faiths Forum.

This year’s theme for International Women's Day is a strong call to #PressforProgress, aiming to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. To find out more visit International Women's Day.