International Women's Day 2021



Lewisham Local is joining in on the global movement of International Women's Day to celebrate the cultural, social, economic and political achievements of women. Throughout the whole month, we will be using our platform to amplify the voices of women in the community, and taking an in-depth look at the specific struggles that each individual has overcome with a special focus on intersectionality, change and womanhood.

The goal of the campaign is to create a space where individuals can share their experiences, acknowledging the power of individual stories. It is always important to view global movements from local landscapes in order to understand the layers and complexities of different identities and encourage accountability and empathy. We want to celebrate the diverse range of voices from women who are at the forefront of Lewisham, both through their business and community involvement. These courageous women have agreed to share their story, whether this be an account of the work they have done in the community, explaining how they overcame the hardships of gender, racial and sexual discrimination or describing how they have used women-centered ways of caring and empathy to develop their vision. Today and always, we choose to challenge, and we repeat to ourselves; "we can do it!"

Hear our Voices

Aysha Rahman, TLC Carers Ltd
Paulette Watson, Academy Achievers
Karen Burke, MindBody Therapy
Kim Powell, Catford Soup Kitchen
Kerry-Ann Francis, Numidia Ltd
Paula Walker-Litchmore, Rehoboth Community Outreach Club
Chelsea Jones-Alleyne, Way2goChel

Show your Support & Solidarity

Follow and share the campaign on social media!

Share your own story with the hashtags #WeCanDoIt #ChooseToChallenge

Post a text, image or video to your social media and tag us... We'll keep an eye out and share your stories alongside the campaign!

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