Women’s History Month: A Round-Up

Posted 31 March 2021
President of Inclusivity and Diversity, Evie, rounds-up Women's History Month 2021.
President of Inclusivity and Diversity, Evie, rounds-up Women's History Month 2021.

This year’s theme is #Choose to challenge.

We challenged stereotypes and misconceptions about what it means to be a woman, and what women are capable of. We challenged and called out misogyny. And as women, we challenged ourselves, to believe in ourselves and to put ourselves out of our comfort zone.

 

 

We want to make it clear that whilst this is Women’s History Month, at HUSU we don’t believe in confining the liberation of women to a singular month. We’re launching campaigns focusing on women’s safety and empowerment, including #ThisEndsNow and One Hull of a Woman. You can find more information on this in upcoming blogs, and in the ‘Call Us Out’ blog series.

 

 

So what happened this month?

 

 

Week 1 (w/c 1st March)

 

We  launched the #This Ends Campaign against sexual violence. You can find the blog here.

 

 

The Faculty of Health Sciences in the University hosted two women guests, Simone Magill and Nicki Credland to talk about their experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2 (w/c 8th March)

 

Monday 8th March (International Women’s Day)

Evie (President of Inclusivity and Diversity) and Phoebe (President of the Students’ Union) released a video called ‘what not to say to women’ around busting stereotypes and misconceptions. You can find this here

 

 

Student Futures held a webinar ‘Inspired in Hull on International Women’s Day: A Recipe for Global Success’, featuring alumni Claire Barham.

 

 

Evie and Lizzie (HUSU Societies Give it a Go Co-ordinator) hosted a Women’s History Quiz!

 

 

 

Week 3 (w/c 15th March)

 

Evie released a blog about the issues that women face, and tips on men wanting to be better allies to women. Click here to find out more

 

Evie released a blog about Claire Birkenshaw Claire is in an inspirational alumni of Hull, who transitioned as a transgender woman whilst in a primary teaching post in Hull. She has a lecture theatre named after her on campus. Click here  to find out more.

 

 

 

Week 4 (w/c 22nd March)

This week, Sian (President of Sport) and Jenny (Representative for women in sports)  and other sports women released a video about ‘what not to say to sportswomen’ tackling common stereotypes and misconceptions about what it means to be a woman in sport.

Click here for Part 1

Click here for Part 2

Click here  for Part 3

 

There will be more parts released over the coming days, so keep an eye out on our YouTube channel.

 

Phoebe and Evie released a blog, launching the ‘One Hull of a Woman’ Campaign. This is a campaign to empower and celebrate women. Click here to find out more.

 

 

 

Week 5 (w/c 29th March)

 

 

Evie will release a pre-recorded Women’s Panel, featuring on the theme of Women in Leadership. It features CEO of HUSU, Jane Stafford and Members of Parliament, Diana Johnson and Emma Hardy. It also includes senior members of University staff, Anji Gardiner (Head of Student Services), Ali Craig (Head of the library) and Becky Huxley-Binns (Pro-Vice Chancellor of Education).

 

This will be released soon so keep an eye out on our YouTube channel.

 

 

 

Today may be the last day of women’s history month, but it’s not the end of HUSU’s campaigns to liberate women and to celebrate women through history.

 

 

For more resources on Women’s History Month

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/teach/womens-history-month-international-womens-day/z7rr6v4

 

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

 

If you want to get involved or to find out more, email me at [email protected]

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