Refuge marks International Women’s Day with helpline campaign launch

At London’s Picadilly lights, 10-second idents featuring a voiceover from the charity’s patron, actress Olivia Colman, ran throughout the day. As part of the campaign, created by BBH, high-profile women including presenter Lorraine Kelly, singer Jess Glynne and comedian Miranda Hart changed their names on Twitter to the number of the National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247. Read the Full Article Continue reading Refuge marks International Women’s Day with helpline campaign launch

David Tennant – March 4 Women

David Tennant read the testimony of John Clough at the March4Women event John Clough is the UK ambassador of White Ribbon. White Ribbon was founded in 2005 and their mission is to end male violence against women, once and for all. For more information on the organisation, please visit their website. John Clough’s daughter was murdered by his ex-boyfriend after he was released on bail while facing Nine counts of rape and sexual assault. Before Jane could testify in front of the court, her ex-partner stalked her, and killed her. Mr. Clough started the ‘Justice for Jane’ campaign and is … Continue reading David Tennant – March 4 Women

‘Hidden Figures’ NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson turns 101

Johnson is known for calculating the orbital equations for the trajectories of the Friendship 7 missions in 1961 and 1962, according to NASA. She plotted the path for Alan Shepherd’s 1961 journey to space as well as John Glenn becoming the first American to successfully orbit Earth in 1962, according to Biography.com. She also assisted in several Apollo missions. Read the Article at the WTHR website. Continue reading ‘Hidden Figures’ NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson turns 101

HOW TO BE AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST

WHAT IS INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM?  The term ‘intersectional feminism’ is still new in Vietnam, to the extent that 10 out of 10 girls started googling it when I asked! But the concept is easy to understand. By its dictionary definition, intersectionality is the idea of the interconnected nature of social categorisations such as race, class, gender, sexuality and ability etc. These categorisations or identities result in overlapping systems of discrimination or disadvantage. To simplify, when you look at a person, there are many different facets that you need to take into consideration to understand their position, power or privilege. So, when … Continue reading HOW TO BE AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST

Emma Watson launches workplace harassment legal advice line

Pointing out that TUC research found that one in two women had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, Watson said: “It finally feels like people are realising the scale of the problem, and I’m certainly hopeful that with global standards such as the recent International Labour Organization treaty on harassment at work we’ll start to see a new climate of prevention and accountability on this issue domestically.” The advice line number is 020 7490 0152. FULL ARTICLE HERE Continue reading Emma Watson launches workplace harassment legal advice line