international women's day 2011

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Birmingham Million Women Rise – Banner Making Workshop Saturday 12.02.11 11am-2pm
(please RSVP via above facebook link)

Two fantastic women artists, Sue Challis & Shaheen Ahmed, will be leading a banner/placard making workshop on Saturday 12.02.11 at a central location in Birmingham.

What do you need to bring?:

Yourself! Friends! Family! Children! (no pets – sorry)

It’s FREE & FUN!!


Bring along any materials that we can use for the banners/placards:
Paints Brushes Embellishments Thread – any colour! Needles – any variety! Materials/fabrics – various Pictures – various Board/MDF And anything else you would like to use!

Lift by car!:
If you would like to be picked up from a central point in Birmingham please drop Shahida a line and I’ll be happy to oblige.

Food & Drink:
To get your creative juices flowing, food & drink will be available throughout the duration of the afternoon. Please feel bring a bottle (non-alcoholic of course) and nibbles to share.


Tues 8th Mar: Launch Event : International Women’s Day.
Time: 3 pm – 6 pm & 7:15 pm – 9 pm £5.

Mon 28th Feb – Fri 11th Mar: Photography exhibition: Women Workers in the Informal Sector in Gujarat, India.
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Mon – Fri, free.

Mon 28th Feb: Film: With our Memory on the Future
Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, donations.

Tues 1st Mar: Healthy Women and Children
Time: 10.00 am – 2.30 pm, free.

Tues 1st Mar: Film: From the Red to the Silver, by Caroline Born
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm, donations.

Tues 1st Mar: Resisting the Impact of Cuts on Women’s Wellbeing: Struggles Past and Present
Time: 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm, free.

Wed 2nd Mar: Human Rights and Maternal Health: Oxford Amnesty International Film Night
Time: 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm, donation £2.50.

Thu 3rd Mar: Wrap Oxford in Fairtrade Bunting
Time: 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm, donations.

Thu 3rd Mar: An Evening about Queer Sex, Love and Relationships
Time: 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm, £15 / £10.

Thu 3rd Mar: Do Women Need Therapy?
Time: Doors open 7 pm, free.

Fri 4th Mar: Dance Away the Winter Blues
Time: 7.00 pm – 11.30pm, £5.

Sat 5th Mar and Sun 6th Mar: Cycle with Confidence
Time: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm, donations.

Sat 5th Mar: Together We Are Strong
Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm, £5.

Sat 5th Mar: Wellbeing and Vegetarianism
Time: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm, free.

Sat 5th Mar: ‘Mothers and Daughters’, ‘Women and Freedom’
Time: 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm, £10 / £6 concessions.

Sat 5th Mar: A Taste of Nicaragua
Time: 7.30 pm till late, £10.00 / £5.00.

Sun 6th Mar: The Misa Campesina
Time: 11:00 am, donations.

Sun 6th Mar: Walk for Tabita
Time: Midday.

Sun 6th Mar: Healing Emotions, Accesing our Inner Wisdom
Time: 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm

Mon 7th Mar – Fri 11th Mar: Sport and Wellbeing Week
Time: Various times. Entrance fee may apply for some events.

Tue 8th Mar – Sun 13th Mar: Another Me: Transformations from Pain to Power Exhibition
Time: 11.00 am – 3.00 pm daily, free.

Tues 8th Mar: Red Box- Where Women Meet
Time: 8.00 pm – 11.00 pm, £5 / £3 concessions.

Weds 9th Mar: A Trilogy for Women
Time: 10.30 am – 2.30 pm
(Yoga 11 – 12 and 1 – 2), free.

Weds 9th Mar: Let’s Celebrate Women and Human Rights!
Time: 12 noon – 9.00 pm, donations.

Wed 9th Mar: Old Remedies of Times Gone By
Time: 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm, free.

Wed 9th Mar: Fun Dance for Kids
Time: 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm, £4.

Wed 9th Mar: Sister Act: Dance for Your Life
Time: 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm, free.

Wed 9th Mar: Good Hair
Time: 6 pm – 9.30 pm, free.

Thu 10th Mar and Fri 11th Mar: Vagina Monologues
Time: Doors open 7.30 pm, £3.

Thu 10th Mar: Healthy Women are Happy Women
Time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm, free.

Thu 10th Mar: Gender, Health and Wellbeing Across Cultures
Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm, free.

Thu 10th Mar: Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture: Mathematics in the Service of Crystallography
Time: 5.00 pm start, free.

Thu 10th Mar: Women Reaching Women: Mums Matter
Time: 6.30 pm, £3.50.

Fri 11th Mar: The Broken Home (2) Launch Project
Time: Tea Party 4pm – 6pm Drinks / Performance
6pm – 8pm, free.

Fri 11th Mar: Reel Women
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm, free.

Fri 11th Mar: All Women Can Dance
Time: 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm, £9 / £8 concessions.

Sat 12th Mar: Outdoor Activity Day at the Riverside Centre
Time: 10 am – 2 pm, free.

Sat 12th Mar: Kick it, Move it, Chill it
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, free.

Sat 12th Mar: Fitness Can Be Fun!
Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm, free.

Sat 12th Mar: Herbs for Well-being and Cooking
Time: 11:30 am – 3 pm, free.

Sat 12th Mar: Good Grief! It’s A Goddess! D.I.Y.!
Time: 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm, £20 / £15 conc.

Sat 12th Mar: Strictly Latin-American Salsa Night
Time: 7.30 pm – 11.00 pm, £6.00 / £4.00.

Sun 13th Mar: Good Hair
Time: 10 am – 4 pm, free.

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In 1910, women’s activist Clara Zetkin first proposed the idea of an International Women’s Day – a celebration of women’s achievements and a chance to raise awareness of women’s issues. Her idea was gradually taken up by a range of women’s groups, trades unions, socialist societies and working women’s clubs. The Women’s Day movement went from strength to strength, spreading around the world such that Tuesday 8th March 2011 will mark 100 years of International Women’s Day.

As the birthplace of women’s suffrage in the UK, Manchester has always been at the centre of the women’s movement. To celebrate the 100 anniversary we are inviting you to have your say about life as a modern Manchester woman. The 100 Years 100 Voices campaign wants to hear from women about what they think has changed in the past 100 years and what changes they would like to see in the next 100 years.

Have a look at Manchester City Council’s Outstanding young women on the year award-winner Sacha Clarke, aged 15, and the lifetime achievement award-winner Betty Tebbs videos for inspiration.

We are inviting you to upload your 2 minute video to our YouTube Channel or attend one of our drop in sessions:

    * Thursday 3th February 12:00 – 14:00, Pankhurst Centre, 60 – 62 Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9WP
    * Monday 14th February 16:00 – 17:00, Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Level 2 in Committee Room 2

More drop in sessions will be available soon. Check

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In honour of 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day

Celebrating Women is a ceremony organised by Oxfam to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. In honour of this day we will be celebrating the achievements of inspiring women from across the Midlands as well as from the poorest countries in the world.

Many women, whether from a rich or poor country, will face challenges throughout their lives. On the 4th March 2010 we will be celebrating the women who have overcome those challenges to achieve great things, for themselves and their communities.

Celebrating Women is a photography exhibition, buffet and an opportunity to hear some of the most inspiring achievements from women in the Midlands and around the world. We hope to invite 100 of the most inspiring women from across the Midlands who have been nominated by the public.

Nominate now

We invite you to nominate someone from the Midlands who has inspired, amazed or motivated you. All nominations must be submitted by the 10th February 2011. Once in, we will choose 100 of the most inspiring women who will be invited to attend Celebrating Women at the Novotel hotel.

This ceremony is a celebration as well as a reminder of all the challenges facing women today and the work that is needed to be done to ensure women around the world reach their potential in the face of those challenges.

To make your nomination simply email the name, story and photo of someone who has inspired you to


On Tuesday 8th March it’s International Women’s Day. In Nottingham women from across the city have been working together for the past few months to develop plans for how Nottingham will celebrate Nottingham women, past and present, who have made a difference to the lives of local people.

The 100 Women of Substance scheme launched earlier in January will celebrate women who have been an inspiration to others.

Nottingham City Council is working with the Nottingham Women’s Centre, the Women’s Voluntary Action Network, and many other private sector organisations like Nottingham Playhouse, Seismik, Gemini PR, Rizk- McCay and local designer Debbie Bryan, to create a week long series of events and activities in the city to celebrate International Women’s Day, including an event to celebrate our 100 Women of Substance.

We are looking for nominations from anyone who knows a woman who has been an inspiration to others, perhaps having broken down professional or personal barriers; fought for the rights of others; worked selflessly to improve the lives of others or made a lasting impact on our city.

Anyone wishing to make a Women of Substance nomination has until 5.30pm on February 11 to submit 100 words describing why their choice should be recognised, along with a recent photograph and their contact details.

To download the Nottingham 100 Women of Substance – nomination form [105kb] – go to

Nominations should be sent to email: or posted to Nottingham’s Women’s Centre, 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham NG1 5LP.


A number of other events are also planned for International Women’s Day. They are taking place throughout the same week. This list will be added to as more events are finalised so please keep checking back at

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