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Deputy Commissioner lends his support to International Women's Day

Visitors to a women’s celebration event in Derby this weekend will be able to find out how police are protecting vulnerable women and encouraging their career success in the Force.

The engagement team representing the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Derbyshire will be on-hand at Saturday’s (5 March) festival event to mark International Women’s Day to chat to local people about their views on policing and the work taking place across the county to safeguard women from abusive and domestic violence. They will be joined by Constabulary representatives who will be ready to provide advice about crime prevention and personal safety.

The International Women’s Day Festival takes place from 10am until 4pm at Market Place, Quad and Derby Museum, Cathedral Quarter in Derby and will include live entertainment, workshops, arts and crafts, fun activities, information stalls and sports. A free crèche facility will be available at the museum.

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa is planning to drop in to the event to meet local people and show his support for the international celebration.

“It’s an honour to be part of this event which recognises the achievements of women worldwide in politics, the workplace and artistically,” he said.

“We’re expecting lots of families to turn out to celebrate International Women’s Day and it will be an opportune time for visitors to raise any issues they have about crime or policing to the people who can answer their questions.”

The International Women’s Day Festival is a global day held on March 8 celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Campaigners are encouraging men and women to make a pledge to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, root out workplace bias and call for gender-balanced leadership. To make a pledge visit: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/Pledge.

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Posted on Wednesday 2nd March 2016
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