The Mayor of London, sadiq khan, launches new equality campaign with Platanos College pupils

Platanos College pupils took part in a major campaign launch with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the Fawcett Society to mark the centenary of the first women in the UK securing the right to vote.

The new #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign was announced at Platanos College as the Mayor of London and Platanos College pupils took part in a gender equality workshop about the work of Millicent Fawcett and the suffragist movement.

Platanos College pupils learned about the history of the campaign for women’s suffrage, the role that London played in gender equality and the current challenges that still remain.

The campaign celebrates and champions the achievements of women from all backgrounds and professions and coincides with the 100 year anniversary of the right for some women to vote.

Our pupil, Margarida Da Silva, Head Girl at Platanos College who took part in the launch, said:

"London is a great city and it was made possible by great people like suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett.

“I feel very proud to be involved in this campaign launch to promote gender equality. The campaign and the work of the Fawcett Society is incredibly inspiring and has given me great insight. I look forward to visiting the new statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square.

“Gender equality has come a long way but I hope I will be able to play a part in promoting this further in my future career."



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Posted:  19 December 2017