Today is International Women’s Day (8th March), a day which is celebrated in many countries around the world and is a day when women are recognised for their achievements. It is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women. For information on the campaign – www.internationalwomensday.com.
Each year there is a different theme for the day, this year’s campaign asks us all to #BeBoldForChange, to help raise awareness and forge a more gender inclusive world. The Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership will be promoting this campaign on the 8th March, asking friends and colleagues what bold actions they will be taking to commit to accelerating gender equality. We will be regularly updating our social media so please follow us on Twitter @bedsdv or via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/bedsdv.
What bold action could you take? Could you volunteer to help for a local charity? Educate young people about positive relationships or maybe campaign for the prevention of violence.
We are also using this key date to re-launch our improved website. Following feedback from professionals and service users we have made a number of changes to our website. The most important being making it more user-friendly and interactive, allowing those visiting to find the information they need quickly.
In the last 6 months we have seen a significant increase in traffic to our website and we hope this increase will continue with the improvements we have made. We welcome feedback, so please take a good look around our website and let us know your feedback; you can contact us at BDAP@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.