Yesterday, on Tuesday 7 March, the Nexus Women’s Creativity and Wellbeing Group hosted an event to celebrate International Women’s Day which is officially today, 8th March. The themes of International Women’s Day are always around celebrating inspirational women and promoting equality and inclusion.
This year the United Nations have promoted the theme of DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. World wide, less women than men have the skills or resources to access information technology, less women have the opportunities to work in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) yet by 2050 75% of jobs will be related to these areas.
Our regular Nexus Women’s Creativity and Wellbeing group took photographs of group activities to demonstrate the value of creativity in promoting wellbeing and inclusion. These images were showcased at our event which also hosted stalls from a range of local organisations, and three workshops during the day with local arts facilitators. Volunteers from the group helped with the hosting and organising of the day.