Barking and Dagenham council celebrates Women’s Empowerment Month

Barking Town Hall will host a variety of Women's Empowerment Month

Barking Town Hall will host a variety of Women's Empowerment Month - Credit: Archant

The council has announced they will be hosting a series of events to celebrate Women’s Empowerment Month.

The programme includes stories from women’s fight for rights at Fords to a special event celebrating the 100th birthday of singer song-writer Vera Lynn.

While, there will also be a local women in politics event, which looks at politics from a women’s perspective and how they are breaking the glass ceiling at the Barking Town Hall.

Cllr Sade Bright, cabinet member for equalities and cohesion, said: “Barking and Dagenham has been at the vanguard of the women’s rights revolution.

“We are the home of Mary Wollstonecraft and the women of Made in Dagenham fame.

“It’s why we will continue to celebrate women’s achievements and fight for women’s equality.”

Visit lbbd.gov.uk/wem for more information on events.