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30 Days for Womankind campaign started by students

Ballakermeen creatives aim to highlight inequality through art

Following the recent tragedy of Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman who was kidnapped and murdered while walking home, students from Ballakermeen have started a feminist campaign.

30 Days of Womankind aims to highlight some of the injustices faced by women around the world through different types of art.

Brintha Yasodaran is leader of the campaign, which is also being used to raise money for the Womankind Worldwide organisation. 

It involves female and male creatives making one piece of art everyday during April to raise awareness of feminism and issues that women and girls face daily that are considered 'the norm'.

Brintha, who is also the most recent winner of the Manx Bard title, is sending her messages through poetry:

Fellow student Sophie Gildea is also part of the campaign, her expressive weapon of choice is the pencil, she's creating drawings throughout April.

Sophie told Rhian Evans about some of the things her and her friends experience in school, and how the 'boys will be boys' excuse used to justify outdated behaviour is still being used today:

Another campaign member, Danielle Wilkinson, says more education is needed to show feminism is for boys just as much as girls:

You can follow the 30 Days of Womankind campaign on Facebook or Instgram and/or donate here.

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