As part of International Women’s Day the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the women’s project based at Normanton Learning Centre on Peartree Road.

The aim of the project is to support the important role that women play in both society and family. The project identifies and works with vulnerable women to build their confidence, skills and knowledge to enable them to identify, discuss and solve problems within the family and community.

Jeremy Corbyn spoke at the event and talked about empowering women and the crucial role women play in our communities.  He also talked specifically about the gender pay gap and how important it is for parity.

The event was attended by women from the project, the local community and invited guests. Following his speech Mr Corbyn answered questions on topics such as hate crime, where he stressed the importance of reporting incidents and how agencies and communities need to come together to tackle these issues.

Cllr Afzal said:

“On such a symbolic day as International Women’s Day it was great to see the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn come to Derby and give his support to this project at the heart of our community.”