Saturday 8th March is International Women’s Day, seeking to promote equality for women across the world.
UNAIDS cites that gender equality is key in the battle to eradicate the global spread of HIV/AIDS and to break down stigmas. Over the past year Cricket Without Boundaries has worked with some amazing women, both in the countries we visit and with our volunteers. For CWB, getting girls and boys, women and men to play together in a respectful way on the cricket pitch is a key way in promoting equalty and fighting stigma.
The first CWBCC cricket match was played against the Ashes-winning England Women’s side, international cricket star Holly Colvin became our first CWB ambassador and last autumn’s projects saw the most amount of female volunteers we have ever had out on our projects.
Our special International Women’s Day blog is a review of the work Cricket Without Boundaries has done over the past year to promote gender equality. You can read the blog here http://cwbblogs.com/womensday/