A regional daily is running a ‘women’s week’ to celebrate women on its patch and highlight the challenges they face in 2018.
The East Anglian Daily Times is running the series this week, exploring what it’s like being a woman in Suffolk and Essex today.
The articles highlight the biggest issues women face, and how much further society is from establishing true equality.
In a piece explaining the reasons behind the series, health correspondent Gemma Mitchell used the EADT newsroom as an example of how attitudes towards women had changed over the years.
She wrote: “Take our news team. Today, there are just as many women reporters as there are men. Journalism is no longer a man’s game.”
Gemma, pictured, added: “In adhering to our style guide, I find myself putting some women at unease when I ask them: are you Miss, Mrs or Ms? Yet men are not asked to divulge their marital status to journalists, or anyone else for that matter.
“It’s for these reasons, and many more, that I know there is still much more to do, and the media has an important part to play in fostering social change.
“I hope the stories you read over the coming days will highlight the challenges women in our counties quietly battle on a daily basis, and celebrate those working to build a better society for our daughters.”