Diversity, equality, women’s rights, Meghan Markle visits young high school students from Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham


Diversity, equality, women’s rights, Meghan Markle visits young high school students from Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham

On this magnificent International Women’s Day, we’re going to talk about an exceptional woman. Indeed, the Duchess of Sussex is a courageous woman very committed to women’s rights and gender equality. Together with her husband Prince Harry, they fight daily to make the world a better place and support many humanitarian causes.

For her last official solo outing, the Duchess of Sussex has decided to go to Robert Clack Upper School. She highlighted gender equality, women’s rights and education.

She met young high school students and shared a message of hope to them.

« Coming to your school made a lot of sense for me because of this social justice and the impact that it’s rooted in », sshe explained to the students. In this sentence Meghan refers to Geraldine Dear, one of the “Dagenham Girls”“. , who went on strike for better pay at the Ford factory in 1984.

Meghan also asked young high school boys, to “continue to value and appreciate the women in their lives and to set an example for certain men who do not see it in the same way”.

In the rest of her speech, she said:

” You have your mothers, sisters, girlfriends, friends in your life, protect them.”

“Make sure that they are feeling valued and safe and let’s all just rally together to make International Women’s Day something that is not just on Sunday, but frankly feels like every day of the year.”

For International Women’s Day, the Duchess said to the young people:

“When we thought about what I wanted to do for International Women’s Day this year, for me it was incredibly important to be with the women of our future. And that is all of you young women here as well as you young men who play a very large part in this. »



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Happy International Women’s Day! Here, a glimpse of The Duchess’ visit to the Robert Clack School to hear from the students on what IWD means to them, and how we can all uplift one another. Tag an inspiring woman in your life and tell us what #IWD2020 means to you. More behind the scenes moments coming soon…

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16-year-old high school student gives Meghan a kiss

The actress from the Suits series asked a “brave young man” to talk about the importance of Women’s Day.

High school student Aker Okoye, 16, went on stage and kissed Meghan on the cheek, before saying:

“She is really beautiful, innit.”

He goes on to say that:

“International Women’s Day reminds everyone that women can do anything … I just want International Women’s Day to remind all of us how strong our community is with the women inside.”

Meghan congratulated him and hugged him. The young man left the scene with shouts and applause.

Meghan told all the students in the school:

” I think being able to be in Dagenham is incredibly profound… It is the best example of no matter how small you might feel, how low you may feel on the ladder or the totem pole, no matter what colour you are, no matter what gender you are, you have a voice and you certainly have the right to speak up for what is right.”

On March 31, Meghan and Harry will leave their royal offices.


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