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Women's History Month recap

Prav and Ashween reflect on their Reclaim the Night march

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Students gathered outside Birmingham Council building during Reclaim the Night march

"It's incredible to see everyone come together for Women's History Month, I hope BCUSU continues to push for initiatives like our Reclaim the Night march. Women are constantly pushing for gender equality in society, and in spite of difficulties we have come such a long way... - Pravjoth Gill, Vice President Equity & Inclusion

Reclaim the Night recap

On Tuesday 19th March, Pravjoth Gill and Ashween Kaur (Vice President Student Voice) hosted our first Reclaim the Night March in collaboration with Girls Who Walk BirminghamUCB Guild of Students and BCUSU Women’s Society and Women in Tech Society.

The walk gave BCU students the chance to unite and express their views of women safety at night. In the UK it's reported that 97% of women have experienced cases of sexual harassment and around 1 in 2 women have expressed concerns for their safety in the evening and night.

From this Girls Who Walk Birmingham joined us as we walked from BCU’s Curzon Building towards Aston University and into the City Centre, finishing at Victoria Square. Speeches were done by your Officer Team and members of the Girls Who Walk Birmingham in topics such as night safety, sexual assault, women’s rights and more.

"To the organisers, volunteers, speakers, and attendees who lent their voices and passion to the cause, your dedication to creating safer spaces and advocating for gender equality inspires us all.

"Together, we raised awareness, sparked important conversations, and reaffirmed our commitment to fighting for a world where everyone can walk the streets without fear." - Ashween Kaur, Vice President Student Voice

 

Women's Market Place

This year we organised our first Women’s Market Place, hosting small businesses and entrepreneurs in healthcare, skincare, jewellery, and children's literature, as well as big brands like Holland and Barrett.

The stalls included a mixture of current students and recent alumni, giving them the opportunity to showcase their products to BCU students.

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