International Women's Day 2019

We’re greater when we’re equal – 3 incredible women speaking out against discrimination

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We’re teaming up with the United Nations and cloud tech company Salesforce for a unique event tackling discrimination

Did you know that that when you search gender inequality online, you get more than 81 million hits? Since the groundbreaking #MeToo movement of 2017 and Time’s Up in 2018, the conversation on women’s rights has grown louder and louder, and support from Hollywood powerhouses and leading social activists mean that inequality is being highlighted on a previously unprecedented scale.

However, there is still more to be done: for many sectors of society, equal rights remain a goal rather than a reality. That’s why Marie Claire has joined up with Salesforce  – the world’s number one customer relationship management platform – and the UN to create an innovative event charged with driving diversity and ending human rights’ abuses.

Thursday 7th March will see thought leaders come together to explore how businesses can help to drive positive change, as well as address how the UK justice system is failing victims of gender-based violence.

Our incredible speakers will include:

Cristina Gavrilovic

Cristina Gavrilovic is head of European Operations at Justice and Care, which fights human trafficking and modern slavery in the UK and Europe. She was formerly anti-slavery partnership co-ordinator for Essex Police and Kent Police Serious Crime Directorate. Gavrilovic won Outstanding Contribution To The Fight Against Slavery at the national Marsh Awards. Gavrilovic was chosen as one of Marie Claire Future Shapers Award winners in 2018.

Jennifer Nadel

Jennifer Nadel is a writer, broadcaster, speaker, journalist and a qualified barrister. Her book Sara Thornton: The Story of a Woman Who Killed (foreword by Baroness Helena Kennedy) was published 1993 and made into a documentary and BBC film. She has reported for the BBC and Channel 4 news, and became ITN’s Home Affairs correspondent in 1991.  She co-authored We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere with Gillian Anderson in 2017, and her most recent campaign Compassion in Politics seeks to ‘mend our broken political system.’

Sammy Woodhouse

Sammy Woodhouse is a speaker, author and campaigner, who exposed the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal. She released Just A Child in 2018, the Sunday Times bestselling book in which she details how she was groomed from the age of 14. After she escaped, Sammy contacted a journalist in 2013 and blew the whistle on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. This triggered the Jay report, which exposed 1,400 children being abused and failed in Rotherham.

Follow the event, plus all the activity around International Women’s Day using the hashtag #IWD and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @marieclaireuk for live updates on the day.

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