A POEM A DAY - EQUALITY EMERGING



This magnificent sculpture by John Behan stands overlooking Galway Cathedral, in sight of thousands of visiting tourists and students from the nearby Galway University buildings. The vision of ‘Equality Emerging’ with strength and determination reminds me of the admirable strong women who are making a difference in our world today. From the young Greta Thunberg showing the way on the environment and the inspiring young women fighting gun violence in USA, to the women standing up for our democratic rights and the rule of law. Gina Millar and Joanna Cherry have faced an onslaught of abuse in person and on social media and have continued to take their case to the highest courts where yesterday Lady Hale gave her eloquent and clear address on behalf of the unanimous judgement of the Supreme Court. I am thankful we live in a world where equality is recognised as not just a needed in terms of justice but an opportunity and necessity for the courage, intelligence, determination and spirit women bring to their work and relationships. I hope we continue to see equality emerging and growing in strength throughout the world, harnessing the energy and potential of our young women for the future.




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