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Location Thistle Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5DF Date: Tuesday 8th March Time: 5pm-7pm Venue: Mozart Suite, The Thistle Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne If you would like to attend please respond to Charlotte Farrar cfarrar@tuc.org.uk. If you would like copies of the flyers for circulation please let Charlotte know. Please circulate to your […]

Time 08 March · 19:30 – 21:00 Location Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate (opp Sainsbury’s) Leicester LE1 1WB Created by: Leicester Worker Speakers: * Ann Green – Leicester Pensioners’ Rights Campaign * Sally Ruane – Co-author, In Place of Cuts * Becci Heagney – Youth Fight for Jobs * Iris Lightfoote – The Race Equality […]

8th March 2011 from 5-7pm North Terrace, Trafalgar Square Come along to Trafalgar Square on March 8th to celebrate International Women’s Day and protest against the outrageous attacks on all areas of public services by the ConDem Government and highlight the disproportionate impact of the cuts on all women. There will be chanting, singing, music […]

The 100th International Women’s Day on 8 March is in the same month as the announcement of the most pivotal and devastating budget for decades, on 23 March. In order to honour IWD and take advantage of this coincidence, we want to mobilise our members, female and male, to do something meaningful. Campaign toolkit and […]

Saturday 12th March 2011 12 noon: Assemble Trafalgar Square (north side) London 2pm: Speak Out, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, WC1H OXG BACKGROUND: Invest In Caring Not Killing! Across the globe, governments invest in weapons of war, banks and corporations whilst feeding, housing, health, support, education and the environment are ignored. Mothers’ basic contribution to survival and […]

The SERTUC Executive Committee is calling for your active support for street level action in every community on or around International Women’s Day Tuesday 8 March. The challenge is to counter the government’s lies that their actions to reduce the deficit are fair. They are not fair and women will count the cost. * Women […]

In a special http://www.wpradio.co.uk “A message to Emily” three part radio documentary journalists Linda Fairbrother and Boni Sones OBE criss-cross the State Rooms of Speaker’s House to record interviews with women parliamentarians across party and their guests while they celebrated together 100 years of International Women’s Day. On 2nd April 1911 a lone suffragette, Emily […]

This was just one of the exhilarating statements made at yesterday’s Million Women Rise march through central London. I came away feeling incredibly inspired; the speakers’ convinced me that I was part of a broader feminist movement, a global network of activists fighting for change. Women from London to Lahore are refusing to compromise, we […]

The men’s toilets were temporarily women’s in the Emmanuel centre in Westminster – not intentionally symbolic, I’m sure. But I did smile when I saw the paper sign ‘Ladies’ stuck over the permanent ‘Men’ sign. (For centuries, women were not allowed in the House of Commons, and so there were no women’s toilets. When women […]

for International Women’s Day the usual luvvies implore us to fight for oppressed womanhood all over the world. They include Annie Lennox, activist, feminist and multi-millionaire; Emma Thompson, award-winning actress; Monica Ali, best-selling author, and Mariella Frostrup, glamorous telly and radio presenter, who told a recent interviewer: ‘I’m always tempted by money.’ They’re regularly off […]


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