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The departments of Archaeology and Classics and Ancient History have teamed up to discuss everyday sexism for this year's International Women's Day.

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day – a day to honour women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements, and highlight the work that still needs to be done to accelerate gender equality. 

The theme this year is #InspireInclusion, which focusses on broad gender equality and creating a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.

Thinking of the visibility of women’s contributions, with an inclusive view of women, the Departments of Archaeology and of Classics and Ancient History have teamed up to consider everyday sexism.

Everyday sexism need not be obvious, and results from deeply ingrained conceptual frameworks, enacted without awareness by people of all genders. It affects recognition and visibility of women’s achievements in academia and beyond.

The slide show here was mounted to allow members of our community to share their experiences of everyday sexism. The benefit of sharing these experiences is that it allows reflection, helps us all to become more aware, and empowers us to act and make changes.

IWD 2024 slides