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Celebrate on the steps of the States


Join the crowd on the steps of the States between 8.30am and 9.30am on Wednesday 28 September to celebrate together and give a warm welcome to our Deputies as they go in to vote on The Prevention of Discrimination (Guernsey) Ordinance 2022.

This event is being organised by Equality Guernsey – sign up here:

If you can’t make the morning, you can also join them to show your support from 12.30 to 14.30 in the Sunken Gardens and after the meeting at 17.30.

As well as being on the Steps, we’ll be going into the Public Gallery to watch the historic vote (timing to be advised when the agenda for the States meeting firms up). Email to let us know you’d like to join us.

To help everyone better understand what the Anti-Discrimination Legislation involves, the Guernsey Disability Alliance and the Committee for Employment and Social Security hosted a presentation at Les Cotils on 6 September. Watch the recording.

You can find an introduction to the legislation, plus useful links, on our website here:



Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

Please fill in the details below.


Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

Are you from South Africa? Please email if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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