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Fire service supports international gender equality campaign

March 8 2018

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is supporting the international UN’s He For She campaign and adding its voice to the fight against gender inequality.

It is extremely important that we support campaigns such as this and help raise awareness of the He For She message; that this is not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue.

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant

On Thursday March 8, International Women’s Day, the Service will be launching its support for the movement which challenges gender pay gaps and highlights how men can support women in the bid for equality. SFRS is standing alongside the other fire and rescue services throughout the nation to spread the message across the country and not just through Staffordshire to achieve gender equality for all. 

SFRS is aiming to raise more awareness of the campaign and will be pledging its support by getting employees to visit the He For She website and sign up using the ‘Count Me In’ page. 

Becci Bryant, Chief Fire Officer, said: “As a service we are strongly committed to gender equality and we encourage our staff to adopt our equality and diversity values across the Service. 

“It is extremely important that we support campaigns such as this and help raise awareness of the He For She message; that this is not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue. 

“By providing information to staff regarding the He For She campaign we hope to encourage participation, understanding and involvement in the movement which can only strengthen the Service. 

“We encourage all our residents to do the same, visit the website and make sure you sign-up to have you voice counted.”