- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Categories: Blog, Feature
On Friday (16.01.15) I was invited to speak at the Regional Policy Forum in Crundale Village Hall on the subject of Women and Equalities. I addressed the meeting that was attended by about 100 women from across Pembrokeshire and talked about the Welsh Assembly’s approach to address this and the work that I have been involved in.
This year marks the WI’s centenary. It was born out of necessity during the First World War – to revive rural communities and encourage women to produce food.
One hundred years ago I would not have had a vote, let alone been elected. Thanks to victories secured over the last century I enjoy a privileged position as a decision maker. We discussed the battles we face today, looking ahead to the next 100 years. Gender discrimination exists in many forms; the WI will continue to fight the good fight.