Mary marks International Women’s Day


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Reported by Mary

Published on Thursday, April 15th, 2021

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Mary marks International Women’s Day


Audio Stories

Written by Mary

Published on Thursday, April 15th, 2021

.

International Womens Day. Vector illustration with women different nationalities and cultures. Struggle for freedom, independence, equality. Character woman. Woman power concept. Feminism concept

 

Transcript of Mary’s audio

My name is Mary and I live in the London borough of Camden. I am disabled and I’m calling to mark International Women’s Day which is on the 8th of March this year.

This year things are a bit different because of Covid. Women are living more so at home these days because of Covid conditions – this lead to more domestic violence and more problems for women in the home as well. 

As well as being carers, women are also having to deal with going out in the community once a day for essential shopping. Some women are unable to do this because they do not even receive a basic wage. Other women have to survive on vouchers and others survive on benefits and go out shopping with little or no support for our needs.

Although times are hard generally for women, and hard under Covid conditions,  we’re able to support one another, and if not support one another, think about women universally and globally, and at home. 

Bye-bye.

Written by Mary


I have lived in Camden since the late 70s (last century!). Following a history degree, I worked in Kings Cross for a trade union for a few years. After leaving I worked with homeless women in Soho and then in Camden working with young offenders on release from prison. I then retrained as a Social Worker at Bristol, working in the area of domestic violence. As a disabled women, I made sure that refuges were accessible and that there was accessible information about them available. I have been involved for several years in local disabled service user groups in Camden, and have chaired Visually Impaired in Camden and a member of that group for many years. I am also a trustee of Camden Disability Action. Since COVID 19 I am unable to go shopping alone or visit other disabled friends. My mobility has been severely curtailed, like many other disabled people. I am still keen however to ensure that transport and streets are accessible to all and that pressure is put on local authorities and transport providers to help bring this about.

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