international women's day 2011

TUC celebrates 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day

Posted on: 30 January 2011

7th March 2011 at Congress House

On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day the TUC will be highlighting the global fight back against the disproportionate impact that the global economic crisis has had on women all over the world. Women are more likely than men to be in vulnerable jobs, or to be unemployed, to lack social protection, and to have limited access to and control over financial resources. Women in both developed and developing countries are facing job cuts, lose of livelihoods, increased responsibilities in all areas of their life, and even an increased risk of facing violence.

As we in the UK fight savage, ideological driven cuts that are hitting the women and the poorest hardest and hollowing out public services, we also stand in solidarity with our sisters around the world in their battles for equality and social justice.

International Women’s Day 2011 at the TUC is a celebration of that sisterhood and solidarity. Join us on the 7 March, at Congress House for entertainment, food, drink and feminism.

· Frances O’Grady, Deputy General Secretary, TUC
· Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities
· Fatima Del Rosario Herrera Olea SITAG (Agricultural Workers Union, Peru)
· Margaret Browne Secretary of Women’s Committee, Irish Congress of Trade Unions and President of the Irish Bank Officials Association
· Pemba Lama, Deputy General Secretary of the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions

There is no charge for this event.

Please RSVP to Tanya Warlock on

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