The Scarborough Women’s Community Project (DISC) celebrated International Women’s Day on 8 March with a host of activities. There was a lunch club that was prepared and hosted by women completing community payback, with support from peer mentors. Alongside this there was information and workshops around the theme‘Pledge for Parity’ with a demonstration of self care hand massage and mindfulness from the volunteer holistic therapist. Visitors were welcomed from the community, and contributed to the day as prominent women through history were discussed, and the arts group displayed recent work that was inspired by female artists.
Nikki Orrell, Operations Director at DISC, the Charity that runs the Women’s Community Project, said: “We always endeavour to promote social and economic equality as part of the service we provide at the Scarborough Women’s Community Project. We are pleased to support International Women’s Day and the theme of ‘Pledge for Parity’ with a number of events that will hopefully inspire women and promote their empowerment.”
Feedback from the day was positive:
“It’s great to see so many women celebrating other women. I feel really inspired to be a part of this day, I was really interested to hear about how things have changed but you can see there is still a long way to go, I will start though by teaching my children what I have learnt.”