international women's day 2011

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Sat 5th March 10.30am – 4pm
International Womens Festival Launch
Coventry Transport Millenium Place Free Event

Sat 5th March 10.30am-4pm
Women’s History Trail
Coventry Transport Millenium Place Free Event

Sat 5th March 2.00 – 4pm
Women of Achievement Awards
Coventry Transport Millenium Place Free Event

Tuesday 8th March 6pm to 10pm
Mad Hatters Tea Party
Enjoy a cup of tea and a cake for £1.99 from Cocco Cafe, plus a donation to Oxfam. Wear a Mad Hat or make one when your there fun for all young or old between 9:30 – 11:30 £1.99 plus donation to Oxfam

Sat 12th March 08:45am to 10am
Benedicts Restaruant, Coventry Cathedral
Guest Speaker – Vicki Sutton – The Time of Your Life, how to start living rather than surviving. For further details contat, or telephone 02476 521227 before the 10th March 2011 £5.50 per person includes continental breakfast

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6 March 3pm
Special IWD film screening
Tickets from £6.50
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
38-39 St. Andrews Street

7 March 5.15pm
International Women’s Day (IWD) Lecture
‘Iraqi Women’s Untold Stories: Between Violence and Mobilisation’
With Professor Nadje Al-Ali of SOAS
Emmanuel College
St Andrews Street

8 March 12-2pm
Voices of Women: Past, Present and Future
Celebrating 100 years of women’s achievements with speakers, exhibitions, music and poetry, including Women of Note and Hollie McNish.
Central Library
Grand Arcade

8 March
International Women’s Day Community Celebrations
Workshops, vintage and recycled clothes plus much more.
Watch Afghan and Iranian dancing and listen to urban poet ‘Realitie’. Taste food from around the world.
Ross Street
Community Centre

9 March 6-8pm
The problem is women have families
Presentation by a panel of women talking about their lives as researchers in higher education. Drawing on examples of their own specific research and personal experiences they picture a journey influenced by an array of challenges. Q&A follows.
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

10 March 6-8pm
Ignored Alone, Powerful Together: Women’s Clubs in India
This documentary film shows how Auroville Village Action Group empowers rural women to solve problems in their villages. The group has over 2000 members who meet to deal with issues such as abuse, gender and caste discrimination and to learn how to communicate their needs and rights.
A Village Outreach Society film and talk.
Contact: or
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

11 March 6-7.30pm
Rape as a weapon of war
Discussion hosted by Cambridge Rape Crisis.
01223 313551
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

12 March
FREE Drumming workshop
Booking essential
Graduate Union
17 Mill Lane

The Women of the Folk Museum: talk and tour

Book in advance
01223 355159
Cambridge Folk Museum
2/3 Castle Street

Festival of documentary films about women, with director Sue Sadbury and Q&A
Cripps Court
Magdalene College

The Freudian Slips Stitch Up Cambridge
The Freudian Slips women’s theatre group, stitch together past and present through stories, music and images.
£4 waged, £3 concessions
Advance booking via
Tel: 01223 573614
Parkside School Hall, Cambridge
(not Ross Street Community Centre as previously advertised)

13 March3pm
Made in Dagenham (15)
A special IWD screening of the recently acclaimed film with Q&A
Tickets from £6.50
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
38-39 St. Andrews Street

15 March 1-2pm
A journey into the world of Greek and Roman women
Tour of the Greek and Roman galleries
Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street

16 March 5pm
WISETI Annual Lecture
‘Thinking in Two Languages – My Adventures in Science and Literature’
Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at Oxford University and acclaimed novelist presents this year’s Lecture
The Auditorium
Robinson College
Grange Road

17 March 7-9pm
Cambridge Alumni (CARO) and Graduate Union IWD Celebration
Speakers and networking reception
The Vivien Stewart Room
Murray Edwards College

4 March 2011 18.00 to 25 March 2011 21.00

* Collective Art Exhibition, covering art in many mediums. Works from Artists, Zoe Murdock, Deepa Mann Kleer, Fiona Goggins, Lisa Malone, Joanna Karolini and more..
* Lawrence Street Workshops 1a Lawrence Street (off University Street), BELFAST, BT7 1LE
Organiser: Lawrence Street Workshops: Lawrence Street Workshops is a collective of artists who work in all mediums. Situated in century old stables the venue has been described as a “Tardus” and “Magical”

7 March 2011 10.00 to 14 March 2011 17.00

* Changing street names to recognise the contribution women made in creating this fine city. Various locations throughout Belfast.
* Falls Women’s Centre Women’s Information Group Women’s Support Network, WOMEN’STEC, BELFAST, BT15 2GE
Organiser: WOMEN’STEC: In recognition of the contribution that women have made to the creation of this fine city, but have been overlooked in history. Street signs will be on show for the week and then displayed in the women’s centres.

8th March 2011 from 10.30am to12.30pm

* Celebrating 100 years of working towards equality.
* Don’t spare the bannors/facepaints and bring your drum lets have some fun.
* There are workshops organised to make banners, sash’s, placards etc so if your interested contact Helen Crickard 028 9074 9810
* March from The Art College, 25-51 York St, Belfast to the City Hall
10.30am – March to City Hall – Rally 11.45am
Organiser: International Women’s Day 2011


The Suffragettes’ Tree: Centennial Events In Celebration Of International Women’s Day

Between 1909 and 1912, over sixty suffragettes who were recovering from the harsh treatment they had received while imprisoned for their political activism came to stay with the Blathwayt family at Eagle House in Batheaston, Somerset. As committed supporters of the women’s movement, the Blathwayts wanted not only to help the women recover physically, but also to record, in the very landscape, the cause for which they struggled. As such, they created a very special garden in the grounds of their villa, encouraging the suffragettes who stayed with them to plant trees and bushes commemorating their efforts and their hopes for the future of women’s political equality.

Photographs of this beautiful field of trees, or ‘Annie’s Arboretum’ as it was also called, after the suffragette Annie Kenney, can be viewed online via Bath in Time ( — see ‘Social History’).

This unique work of feminist landscape history survived until the late 1960s, when it was destroyed to make way for a housing estate. At present, only one of the original trees remains from the original arboretum: a large Austrian Pine planted by the suffragette Rose Lamartine Yates (1875–1954) on 30th October, 1909.

While historians, such as Dr Cynthia Hammond (Montreal) and Prof. June Hannam (UWE), have done much to recover the history of the suffragettes’ trees in Bath, this unique piece of women’s history remains largely unknown to the general public, and uncommemorated.

On International Women’s Day, 8th March, 2011, The Centre for History & Culture at Bath Spa University, in conjunction with Bath & Northeast Somerset Council, will celebrate the centenary of this unique piece of suffrage history in Bath, with the symbolic planting of commemorative suffragettes’ trees in Royal Victoria Park, Alice Park, and Bath Spa University. These plantings, which we hope will attract widespread media attention and involve leading female politicians and public figures, as well as the general public, will serve as a living testimony to all those — suffragettes and suffragists — who contended to win votes for women and secure women’s rights as full citizens.

They will also serve as the focal point for a week of public events planned to celebrate yet another centenary, that of International Women’s Day itself. These will include an exhibition of art, a concert of music, a creative writing event, a panel discussion and lectures featuring leading academics and public figures.

Programme of events for International Women’s Day

The group has been started by several businesswomen who are also supporters of International Women’s Day. They have taken over an empty shop in Market Place and will hold an official launch next Monday, March 7.

The East Riding is one of the largest unitary authority areas and with wonderful rural landscapes, it is regarded as a great place to live. However, women who run their own businesses or are considering starting up their own business could easily find themselves with less support than in other parts of the country.

Now a group of local businesswomen have come together to try and do something about it. Women in Enterprise and Business was born from a need to do something when faced with losing existing support structures through lack of funding and increasing pressures to survive in business in the present economic climate.

The group includes therapists, designers, online businesses, solicitors and others. Members have been meeting to try and find a way that networking activities and workshops can still take place without those structures. Its founders believe that this can be achieved by the members all working to make events happen.

The launch of Women in Enterprise and Business will be one of over 300 events held in the UK alone to celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day.

This year’s theme includes the wish for “Pathways to decent work for women” so the group have chosen to support the Transrural charity, which helps women in disadvantaged rural areas transform their natural resources, traditions and skills into profitable and sustainable enterprises. These women often work at home or in small office environments, so meeting with others is vital.

“In East Yorkshire, we can hardly claim to be remote but we can feel isolated at times,” explained Mrs Worsnop. “We have all gained from the advice, support and friendship we have received from networking and other groups and we want to see that continue and grow.”

The launch takes place Monday March 7 from 7pm to 9pm at 2 Market Place, Driffield, YO25 6AP.
Light refreshments will be available and the admission fee of £2 will be donated to the Transrural charity.

Venue: Russell Square: SOAS, School of Oriental and African Studies, College Buildings
Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre
Cost: £2

Contact: Vincenzo Paci
Phone: 020 7898 4490

Pearls on the Ocean Floor (title from the poem by Hafez ‘This Torture’)

Robert Adanto’s Pearls on the Ocean Floor (2010) examines the lives and works of Iranian female artists living and working in and outside the Islamic Republic. It features Shadi Ghadirian, Shirin Neshat, Parastou Forouhar, Haleh Anvari, Sara Rahbar, Leila Pazooki, Afshan Ketabchi, Malekeh Nayiny, Gohar Dashti, Pooneh Maghazehe, and Taravat Talepasand.

The film challenges stereotypes and caricatures obscuring the vibrant and robust culture in Iran and its diaspora. Facing issues of identity, gender, and social restrictions, the artists featured in Pearls on the Ocean Floor speak with a compelling quiet reserve and a striking boldness. Their work reveals encounters between religion and secular modernity, change and tradition, contemporary life and history.

* Chili Hawes, director, October Gallery;
* Sara Shamsawari, artist;
* Azadeh Fatehrad, Iranian contemporary artist;
* Fari Bradley, Iranian arts broadcaster;
* Malu Halasa, writer.

An event of pampering and debate for all to join and enjoy!!

All women welcome to our event:
Date: Monday 7th March 2011
Time: 1-5pm
Venue : Windrush Millennium Centre, 70 Alexandra Road, Manchester M16 7WD

Lunch provided at 1pm

Holistic therapies and Pampering throughout the afternoon and includes: Reiki, Head, Hand or Neck Massage, Innersound treatments, Henna Hand painting

Plus A lively Women’s Debate at 2.30pm—have your say join in!!

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s day– 8th March

The event hopes to raise funds to support the Helpline therefore we ask for a contribution toward entry and the treatments—with Thanks

Contact person: 0161 636 7534

* A Stall in Manchester Town Hall IWD Events on Sunday 6th March 2011. Come down and see us between 1-4pm
* Letter to go out to all Women’s councilors expressing the need for women services by women across Greater Manchester to be sustained even in the context of the funding cuts.

Please Support the Domestic abuse Helpline to continue supporting women who live in Fear of Domestic abuse.

With potential funding cuts to services the Helpline is in much need of your support this year.

There are a number of ways you can do this donate or sponsorship and event Listed on the Independent Choices Virgin Money Giving site.

Follow this link:

Join or particulate in an Event (14 Runners in Manchester run and a Go Ape Event in June) or come up with a fundraising initiative yourself

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