NCG and all its colleges are committed to ensuring that our students, our staff and all of our stakeholders’ study and work in environments that embed the principles and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion. We do not tolerate discrimination in any form. That’s why we are proud to be celebrating International Women’s Day across our group.
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is #ChoosetoChallenge, where individuals and education establishments can choose to challenge themselves, challenge each other and challenge inequality and discrimination against women. By raising your hand, you are showing that you commit to #ChoosetoChallenge and call out inequality.
All of our colleges are sharing #ChoosetoChallenge across their social media channels to show their support.
Kidderminster College are also raising their hands across their Twitter feed, while students and colleagues at Carlisle College have turned lilac for the day.
Southwark College are choosing to challenge inequality by commemorating women’s achievements across their social media channels today, pushing for equality and raising awareness of the issues facing all women to create a more inclusive world.
Students from across art and design courses at Newcastle College have shared artwork they’ve created to celebrate women and spoken about what International Women’s Day means to them.
Lewisham College have chosen to share their (and NCG’s) commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion to show support for women on this International Women’s Day.
NCG is dedicated to our mission in pursuit of social mobility, in an inclusive and diverse learning community, and we know that great organisations really listen to stakeholders without defensiveness, or being distracted, or making excuses. This commitment is something that we continue to work on and International Women’s Day highlights just one of the important reasons that this commitment is so important.