Today I participated in an International Women’s Day event with Women’s Health in the West, exploring themes of’ Press for Progress’ and the UN Women theme of ‘Leave no Woman Behind’. I was joined by writer and activist, Kristine Ziwica and Dr Robyn Gregory.
We reflected on “how the #metoo and #timesup movements have demonstrated the widespread prevalence of sexual harassment in recent months.. sharing insights and perspectives on where we go from here, and how we must all listen to, and tell the stories of women, with care and respect”.
I spoke to the historical manifestation of abuse of power that has sought to marginalise, silence and control women’s voices, bodies and agency – from colonisation through to directors couches- across borders, cultures and socio-economic markers.
Thanks to all at #WHiW for putting this event together and giving a platform for diverse women’s voices to be heard. Moreover, for acknowledging that beyond listening, actioning inclusion is the respectful path to pressing for progress.