International Women’s Day: Celebrate, Reflect, Act

Lent appeal

Proscovia in Uganda who now has clean water close to her home.

Today marks International Women’s Day, a time for celebrating women across the world.  I talked to Simon Giarchi, CAFOD representative in the Plymouth Diocese about CAFOD’s run for women and how the Lent appeal to provide clean water is going to change lives all over the world.  

Since 1911, International Women’s Day has become a worldwide celebration where we are called to reflect on progress made, celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women but also, call for further change.

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In many areas across the world, it is the woman’s responsibility to collect water for washing, cooking and cleaning. It is estimated that women and girls around the world spend 125 million hours a day collecting water, which means time away from work, school or playing with friends.

In an effort to help tackle gender equality, Simon organised the Run for Women: Continue reading