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What Are SI Rossendale Doing For International Women’s Day 2021?

In the run up to International Women’s Day 2021, SI Rossendale chose several campaigns to pursue. And, given that for IWD 2021, we will all still be in lockdown in the UK, we thought it only fitting that one of our campaigns be focussed around social media. 

After our traditional IWD activities were curtailed, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown, it was decided that we would pursue three campaigns;

  1. Members would research Rossendale women from now and throughout history and tell the stories of those that had made a difference to our community, via an exhibition on our website. This ties in with SIGBI’s Centenary #WhoIsShe campaign
  2. SI Rossendale would work with Rossendale Radio to produce an award for a local woman who has made a significant contribution to our community. You can read more about the award here
  3. SI Rossendale would use their social media reach to promote local services that are available to help Rossendale women.


What Is The Social Media Campaign for IWD 21?

The plan for the IWD21 social media campaign is to publish one post per day to each of our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. Every post will highlight a local charity, business or organisation that is able to offer help to Rossendale women and girls.

It was felt that, in the current pandemic climate, this kind of awareness raising campaign is much needed. Plus, it will help SI Rossendale to build links with their partner agencies in the Valley.


What Services Are Available To Help Women and Girls In Rossendale?

The following organisations will be highlighted in the coming days;

  • Bacup Family Centre
    • 01706872725
    • Providing support for families in poverty or with special educational needs (SEN).


  • M3 Project
    • 01706 216600
    • Teenage family service and supported lodgings for 16-21 year olds.


  • Women’s Refuge (Safenet Domestic Abuse Service)
    • 0300303581
    • Women’s refuges at Burnley and Rochdale, for female victims of gender based violence.


  • Christians Against Poverty
    • 0800 328 0006
    • Debt counselling service, and job clubs with job seeking support.


  • Friends Reminisce (Dementia Support Service).
    • Haslingden Community Link
    • Supporting patients with memory issues and their carers, and addressing feelings of isolation by educating the community.


  • Home-Start


  • Lancashire Women
    • 0300 330 1354
    • The vision is for all women in Lancashire to be valued and treated as equals. Services include support in mental health and well being, employment and skills, money benefits and debt advice.


  • Positive Action in the Community (Safespace Rossendale)





Follow SI Rossendale On Social Media

If you’d like to follow us on social media to keep up to date with this and any other campaigns we run, then please do so.  The more followers we have, the more we can build links with the local community and, in these times of global crisis, that’s needed more than ever.

You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Make sure you keep your eye out for the photos of our International Women’s Day meeting on Tuesday 9th March 2021, where we’ll be taking part in #ChooseToChallenge over Zoom. That should be interesting!

If you’d like to pop along to a meeting, then drop me a direct email at and I’ll send you an invitation. All Rossendale women are welcome to join us with no obligation to become a member. Just come and find out more about us?!


Have a happy #IWD21.

Rachel Weinhold.