This afternoon, Meghan Markle was part of a panel at King’s College London for International Women’s Day, alongside a skilled group of women such as Annie Lennox (The Circle NGO’s founder), Adwoa Aboah (Gurls Talk founder), Julia Gillard (Global Institute for Women’s Leadership chair), Chrisann Jarrett (Let Us Learn founder), and Angeline Murimirwa (executive director of Camfed).
The Duchess of Sussex joins today's unique #InternationalWomensDay panel, convened by @QueensComTrust, to discuss the obstacles that women face and the global opportunities that could be unlocked if girls and women are treated fairly and equally alongside men. #IWD2019 #IWDxQCT pic.twitter.com/qyWsUj3aSH
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) March 8, 2019
The group talked about the issues facing women today and highlighted the obstacles that still affect female empowerment across the world, including access to education and limitations within employment. Sitting in the center of the panel, Meghan shared: “If things are wrong and there is a lack of justice and inequality, someone needs to say something — and why can’t it be you?”
Megan also discussed about the importance of men being part of the movement, and feminism being focused on more than just an activist’s own country, stating “We must be global feminists and include men and boys.” In addition, Chrisann Jarrett and Julia Gillard talked about the importance of having new and more people in the feminist movement.
The Duchess of Sussex, who is expecting her first child in April, spoke on how her baby is treating her during her pregnancy, saying she had watched a documentary on Netflix about feminism, and one of the things they said during pregnancy was “I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism”, and she loved that, “so boy or girl, whatever it is, we hope that that’s the case with our little bump.”
It was also announced on Friday that Meghan has become Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which Queen Elizabeth is Patron and Prince Harry is President.