Happy International Women’s Day!

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Category: News

Vicki Murphy

Professor Victoria Murphy, Director of the Department, shares this message:

“International Women’s Day is more important to me this year than ever. In the recent past we have seen very hard won advances in our fight for gender equality eroded by regressive policies implemented by authoritarian and patriarchal governments. We have also seen our sisters all over the world being murdered, abused, and imprisoned for daring to demand the same rights as men. This is a reminder that while in some ways there have been many advances for woman over the past few decades, we need to be as vigilant as ever that we do not allow our hard won rights to be taken away from us, and fight even harder to ensure equality for all women all over the world. Education for boys and girls is a fundamental part of that fight.”