Uniting Women

Time TogetherA few of us from the communications team went to a book launch party last week for Action Aid.

The book of poems which can be bought online today to mark International Women's Day is a celebration of women and includes quotes by internationally famous women such as Carol Ann Duffy and Dame Judi Dench along with words from inspirational women from the developing world.

It's such a powerful way of bringing together the western and developing world, highlighting womens' strength, humor and hope but also the struggles that they face on a daily basis. Not just through poetry but women from different countries can be brought together through volunteering too - I'm lucky to be part of our Time Together project where I mentor a lovely female refugee from Iran.  

I've just been matched with her so I'm looking forward to getting to know her more, helping her reach her goals of perfecting her English and visiting the London sights so that she can understand our history and feel part of our society. It's also a fascinating way to learn more about Iran and their beautiful culture and traditions.