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8th March 2021 Colombo, Sri Lanka

UK In Sri Lanka: #ChooseToChallenge for Gender Equality

The UK Chooses To Challenge: How The British High Commission and British Council are championing gender quality in Sri Lanka? Each year, on 8 March, the world comes together to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). We advocate for women’s equality, honour the achievements of women and support female-focused organisations. This is all aimed at striving […]

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4th March 2021 Canberra

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by Vicki Treadell

British High Commissioner to Australia

UK in Australia: #ChooseToChallenge

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International Women’s Day is 8 March and this year the theme is #ChooseToChallenge. This theme really resonates with me, as a mixed race woman who was born in Malaysia –without any British ancestry – I think my presence alone can challenge some people’s expectations as to what a British High Commissioner should or could be. […]

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