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Earlham celebrates International Women's Day

We wear Green, White and Violet, which were the colours worn by suffragettes who campaigned for the right of women to vote in UK elections.

The letters G W V also stand for Give Women Votes!

We mark International Women’s Day every year to celebrate the campaigners for equal rights, and to remember those who are still campaigning for equal rights today.  

Around the world only 24% of politicians are women, and 8% of national leaders are women. Today women earn 23% less than men for doing exactly the same job. Around the world there are 31 million girls of school age who are excluded from getting an education. Half of these girls will never enter school.

We remember all the people who have campaigned for equal rights for girls and women, and to remember that not all women and girls have equal rights today.

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