Dean Russell MP celebrates International Womens Day

Updated: Apr 27


Dean Russell MP Watford speaking on Zoom about International Women's Day

Watford MP Dean Russell joined other local leaders on a community zoom to celebrate International Women's Day.

One Vision works with different communities and faith groups and invited local female figures to discuss barriers that they have faced.

This year the theme was #ChooseToChallenge and the aim was to help forge a gender equal community and to raise awareness against gender bias.

Nationally women have led the way, from Kate Bingham who heads up the vaccine rollout, to Dr Jenny Harries, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer – these women, along with other community heroes, have become amazing role models for the next generation of women and girls across the country.

Huge sacrifices have been made, as many women have juggled working from home with childcare and caring for loved ones, and many have faced uncertainty over their jobs and worried about the future for the next generation.

Speaking after the event Watford's MP said "Thank you to One Vision for inviting me to present an award. What an absolutely fantastic occasion with incredibly inspiring, passionate and knowledgeable speakers. This International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to say thank you to all of women across our community who have played an incredibly important part in the response to Covid-19 – from NHS workers to those caring for loved ones and others in the community."

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