Dozens of women’s rights activists gathered at Barkers Pool at the weekend as part of the global One Billion Rising campaign to stop violence against women and girls. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield has joined the campaign to raise awareness against sexual harassment in public spaces. The Know the Line poster and social media campaign aims to empower women and to encourage the public to intervene when they witness sexual harassment. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Among events taking place across the city to mark International Women’s was a charity fundraiser in Nether Edge in support of victims of domestic abuse. Bailor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation has launched in Sheffield a course for women community leaders on peace building, conflict resolution and countering violent extremism. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Two South Yorkshire women are set to launch a new health and well being initiative for women following news of a start-up grant from the Big Lottery. Zainab Deen and Linda Walmsley have formed Sisters With One Voice to provide peer support and drop-in facilities form women facing challenges in their lives. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A special silverware commission has been unveiled at Sheffield Town Hall to celebrate one hundred years since women first voted in a British general election. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
A plaque commemorating Rotherham’s first female councillor and suffrage pioneer, Mary Maclagen, has been unveiled at Rotherham Town Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
British employers are described as ‘living in the dark ages’ and having worrying attitudes towards unlawful behaviour when it comes to recruiting women, according to a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. In a survey of more then 1000 private sector business managers around a third agreed it is reasonable during recruitment to ask women about their plans for children in the future. Charlotte Mead, of the Sheffield branch of the Women’s Equality Party told Sheffield Live! she is not surprised by the findings. Baillor Jalloh reports.
A new plaque to honour Sheffield women’s suffrage movement activists who campaigned for the right vote is to be installed at their former shop on Chapel Walk. Following a campaign to honour the women by Sheffield Young People’s Equality Group, and a successful crowd-funding appeal, approval has now been granted and the plaque will be installed on International Women’s Day on March 8. The plaque forms part of the celebrations to mark 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the Peoples Act 2018 which gave women over 30 and ‘of property’ the right to vote. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Campaigners calling for a change in the voting system are fasting for twenty four hours to mark one hundred years since women won the right to vote. The Hungry4democracy campaign calling for a system of proportional representation has gathered cross party support. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to former green party leader Natalie Bennett.