JRA is celebrating International Women’s Day today. This year’s campaign #PressforProgress focuses on narrowing the gap between gender parity. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, gender parity is over 200 years away, however the good news is that women are making positive gains every day.
Another campaign JRA is supporting and would like to draw attention to is #SeeTheElephant launched and championed by the London Festival of Architecture. #SeeTheElephant invites everyone in the construction industry to acknowledge and take action to fight discrimination and sexism that still persists in our environment. From JRA we encourage everyone to spot ‘everyday sexism’, ingrained patriarchal attitudes or obvious abuse and denounce it or take action to stop it. Find out more here: https://www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org/the-elephant-campaign/ Elephant illustration by our colleague Nisha Maru.