Staff celebrate International Women’s Day

Colleagues from across Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company today took part in a range of events to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Events were held at the CRC’s women centres – the Turnaround Project and TWW – and staff were encouraged to wear purple, a colour which symbolises the event.

Sharon Reddy, network developer, said: “We are proud to back this event. We support women to make positive changes to their lives through the work carried out by our probation colleagues and via our excellent women’s centres and so it is fitting to embrace the International Women’s Day message.

“Colleagues and service users were encouraged to send a message or postcard to a woman they admire and we also hosted a women’s networking event.”

Donations were also made to support local charitable women’s services, including a refuge in Merseyside.

The CRC’s Service User Council held its meeting today and was attended by chief executive Chris Edwards, Sharon, and colleagues and service user representatives.

Sharon added: “Chris acknowledged the importance of International Women’s Day and Rosie, our strategic lead for women’s services, spoke movingly about the Women’s Alliance and the work that goes on addressing the needs of our female service users by our amazing female staff.

“We also recognised the excellent work our Service User Council does to ensure the voices of our female service users are heard.”

For more information about International Women’s Day, which was launched by the Socialist Party of America in 1907, please click this link.