March is Women's History Month, an annual month-long observance which empowers the women of today by exploring the women of yesterday. We’re celebrating the innovations women have brought to our communities, and commemorating those who dedicated their lives to fighting patriarchy.
At BCUSU, we firmly believe in each woman’s right to shape her own life – you can use this page to check out events hosted by our student groups this month, so click below and get involved!
“We are coming together to bring you one voice, united in the fight for equality, justice and our right to a brilliant education.” BCUSU Women's Society
The colours green, white, and purple were the colours of the Women’s Social and Political Union – a movement which fought tirelessly for the equal right of women to vote in British elections. In 1928 this became fully realised with the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act.
Women’s History Month in the UK is celebrated during the month of March. An annual declared month highlighting the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
The purpose of Women's History Month is to increase consciousness and knowledge of women's history: to take one month of the year to remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women, in hopes that it will be impossible to teach or learn history without remembering these contributions.
This year the theme for Women's History Month is Choose to Challenge. This Board is for you to write down about the challenges you faced as a woman this year and the change you would like to see in your Students’ Union or University.