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International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future

In 1910, addressing a conference of Working Women, Clara Zetkin, a German politician, suggested the institution of an International Women’s Day – an opportunity for women to campaign against gender inequality. The first International Women’s Day was celebrated a year later, in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North & Stoke Newington, said, “International Women’s Day gives us the ideal opportunity to stand up and celebrate the achievements of all women throughout history. Hackney itself has a proud tradition of iconic female figures, ranging from renowned feminist Mary Wollstonecraft to international superstar Leona Lewis. This is also the only London borough with two female MPs and a female London Assembly Member. Hackney is all about celebrating equality and diversity and that is precisely what this day is for.

Her Parliamentary colleague Meg Hiller, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, said, “It is important on International Women’s Day that we remember the challenges women face around the world, particularly with education and child birth. There are still many inequalities abroad and in Hackney that need to be addressed.

There are many opportunities for Hackney residents to get involved in the festivities.

The Exiled Writers Ink is hosting a poem and dinner event for hungry bodies and thirsty minds on Thursday 24th. Three exiled women authors Rahila Khalwa, Nigar Hasan-Zadeh and Mehrangiz Rassapar, will be reciting their poetry. The Railroad Café is in charge of food. If you fancy, bring poetry of your own for the open mic interludes.

Culture Kitchen: women, equality and the environment takes place on the 8th with food-based beauty and health tips.

As you know, local Women Institutes are enjoying a renaissance. The last couple of years in Hackney, several WIs have sprung up. Far from the original aim of the WI – promoting and educating women on food production during the First World War – the Dalston Darlings, Shoreditch Sisters and other new born WIs, are a new kind of social place for women to meet, share skills and have fun.

Models sized 8 to 16 and aged 18 to 65 participated in Caryn Fanlin and Debra Bourne’s film celebrating body differences in the fashion industry. All Walks Beyond the Catwalk is showing at the closing party of the W Project, an exhibition and series of events honouring the work of talented creative women, from the 8th to the 11th.

Film heads will be interested in a discussion why there are so few female directors on Thursday the 10th.

A hundred years ago, women were campaigning for the right to vote and to be elected, for greater female participation in labour and for a spark of equality.

In the context of Women’s History Month, Hackney Museum is organising a tribute walk to the women who have played a major role in Hackney, from the early feminists to Hackney’s two female MPs.

The W Project
Exhibition 9 — 11 March 2011, 10.00 am – 6pm
The Russian Club Gallery
London E8 4DA

Exiled writers – Food for the Body and Mind
Railroad Café – Restaurant, 120 Morning Lane, E9 6LH
Thursday 24 March 7.30pm £4 entrance plus cost of food
Booking necessary.
jennifer@exiledwriters.fsnet.co.uk

Hackney Heroines History Walk
with the Hackney Museum
Meet outside Hackney Central Overground.
Saturday 12 March 2.30pm-4.30pm
Booking essential: email: linda.sydow@hackney.gov.uk

Culture Kitchen: Women, Equality and the Environment
Tuesday 8 March 10am-3pm
Free entry and lunch
St.Hilda’s East Community Centre
18 Club Row
London E2 7EY
Booking and information: spiceitup@wen.org.uk

http://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2011/03/05/hackney-to-celebrate-international-womens-day-centenary/

International Women’s Day on 8 March, is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

All Week Display commemorating IWW during March 2011
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Contact: Jo Clarke by email at Jo.Clarke@plymouth.gov.uk

8th March

2 – 5pm International Women’s Day Civic Ceremony Launch (by invitation only)
The Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Aspinall will be hosting the launch event for the Plymouth city’s celebrations of International Women’s Day 2011. The event will feature speeches from highly accomplished and distinguished women from in and around city and officially mark the opening of events planned.
Where: City Centre
Contact: Tendai Grace Ndongwe by email at grace.ndongwe@plymouth.gov.uk
or call 01752 304302

Times tbc Widening Participation
Workshops, writing CVs, interviews and carers advice, a robitics demo, Immersive Theatre Demo and Saftey on the
Web. Sucessful women will speak about their experiences, their work and acheivements.
Where: Roland Levinsky Building, Univeristy of Plymouth

Times tbc Women’s Enterprise Event
University of Plymouth in association with the Institute of Directors.
The University of Plymouth in partnership with The Plymouth Ghana Link has made arrangements for a visit from the Erica Kyere, Communications Director of Kuapa Kokoo. Kuapa Kokoo has 45,000 farmer members and many of them produce cocoa for Fair Trade companies including Divine Chocolate, The Co-operative Society and The Body Shop.
Where: tbc
Contact: Elaine Budd by email at elaine.budd@plymouth.ac.uk or call 01752 587960

Times tbc Girl Geek Dinner
An event to allow girl geeks of all ages and disciplines to meet, network, talk and have a fantastic night out.
Where: Jury’s Inn
Contact: Carolyn Deeming by email at scitechschools@plymouth.ac.uk or call 01752 584584 to book your place

2 – 2.30pm Hartley House Dance Club
Free Taster sessions to learn how to Cha- Cha (no partner required)!
Where: Hartley House Dance Club 17 Hasting Street, Plymouth PL1 5BW
Contact: Linda Hess by email at linda.hess@btinternet.com
Ladies will need to book, phone 01752 252127or 07763494417 to book a space

Times tbc Beginners Running Session
PCC Sports Development Unit in partnership with Stepping Stones to Nature.
Where: Green Ark Children’s Centre, Devonport
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

10 – 5pm Relate
Free half an hour sessions specifically aimed at women. These could be ‘taster’ sessions for counselling
Where: Relate, 3 Blenheim Rd, Plymouth PL4 8LJ
Contact: Sue Hirons by email at relateplymouth@googlemail.com. For further details and book a place please contact the central office on 01752 213131

6pm Boot Camp Circuit Session
Where: Mayflower Leisure Centre
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

Time tbc “BEATEN!”
An emotive and powerful play written and performed by Survivors Of Domestic Abuse.Refreshments available.
Where: Plymouth Guildhall
Contact: Kerry Whincup by email at kerry.whincup@sky.com

9 March

10-30 – 2.30pm Are you a Women Entrepreneur?
Do you see yourself in business providing a first or second income? Come along with your idea and we will help you develop it.
Where: Astor Hotel
Contact: Brigette Rice by email at bridgette.rice@outsetplymouth.co.uk for further details and to book a place. www.outsetplymouth.co.uk

2 – 2.30pm Hartley House Dance Club
Free Taster hula hooping exercise class great for toning tums and arms and is lots of fun.
Where: Hartley House Dance Club 17 Hasting Street, Plymouth PL1 5BW
Contact: Linda Hess by email at linda.hess@btinternet.com
Ladies will need to book, phone 01752 252127or 07763494417 to book a space

Times tbc Beginners Running Session
PCC Sports Development Unit in partnership with Stepping Stones to Nature.
Where: Dell Children’s Centre, Efford
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

10am – 3pm Women’s Day Training at CAB
Find out more about what the CAB do and how we do it. Find out about volunteering in the bureau – what advisers do, what assessors do, what training is involved. How you could get involved. Lunch provided
Where: Plymouth Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Contact: James Blackmore. For further details and to book your place on this course, please visit www.plymouthcab.org.uk

10 March

Take a Stand!
Everyone is invited to raise awareness and action about issues effecting women internationally.
Where: Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth

These Boots Were Made For Walking: Gertrude Benham 1867-1938
Enjoy a special presentation about an inspirational woman whose achievements should have made her famous. During her lifetime, Gertrude Benham travelled around the world at least seven times and journeyed across Africa four times. She climbed more than 300 mountains and was the first woman to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro.
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Admission to this talk is free but tickets must be reserved by calling 01752 304774 or popping in to the Museum between 10am and 4pm Tuesday to Saturday

Times tbc Fun Day
Come along to our fun open day and get involved in our FREE workshops on metalwork and making and decorating cakes. Refreshments will be provided. Girls and women of all ages welcome!
Where: Platform 51, Alfred Street, The Hoe, Plymouth
Contact: Sarah McElhinney. For further information or to book a space please call: 01752 671080 or plymouth@platform51.org

3 – 4pm Hannah Silva
Public launch of Hannah Silva’s Writer In Residency with the Arts Unit
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

11 March

8.30am Boot Camp Circuit Session
Where: Mayflower Leisure Centre
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

11 – 3.30pm International Women’s Weave
Try your hand at a variety of fun activities including a giant weaving installation, pom pom making, crochet, knitting, patch work and more in this special International Women’s Week event. A variety of hot and cold drinks will be available. A range of sandwiches and cakes will also be on sale in the café. Admission is free and there is no need to book. Come along for as little or as long as you like. No previous experience necessary
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Contact: Jo Clarke by email at Jo.Clarke@plymouth.gov.uk

11 – 3.30pm Intergenerational Celebration
Event with choir, fashion show and celebration of 100 Women, one from each year 1911 to 2011. Photo opportunity and afternoon tea will also be served for all those attending and taking part
Where: The Plymouth Guildhall Contact: Penny Newman

Times tbc Beginners Running Session
PCC Sports Development Unit in partnership with Stepping Stones to Nature.
Where: Wood View Learning Campus
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

11 and 12 March
Celebration!

Raise awareness of IWD and have party to celebrate Women’s Achievements over 100 years.
Where: University of Plymouth Student’s Union

12 March
11 – 3pm Family Fun!

An event full of fun, health and wellbeing. Have a go at singing, Zumba, belly-dancing and a whole lot more. Find out who else in the city can help your family become more healthy, active and involved
Where: The Piazza, Armada Way, City Centre

Celebrating 100 Years of Plymouth Women

For further details about each event go to www.plymouth.gov.uk/whatson

IWD vigil against violence against women – WILPF, WiB, LFN and others – 9th March 2011

See original posting on Women in London for details http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/2011/02/event-wilpf-wib-lfn/

wisewords – alternative arts – until 30th march 2011

See original posting on Women in London http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/2011/02/event-alternative-arts-4/

Birds Eye View Film Festival March 8 -17 2011

See original post on Women in London at http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/2011/02/event-bev-6/

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 Sharon.crofts@coventrycathedral.org.uk, or telephone 02476 521227 before the 10th March 2011 £5.50 per person includes continental breakfast

For more information and links go to http://www.coventrywomensfestival.co.uk/event-calendar.htm

6 March 3pm
Caramel
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
equality@admin.cam.ac.uk
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.
equality@admin.cam.ac.uk
Central Library
Grand Arcade

8 March
International Women’s Day Community Celebrations
10.30am-2pm
Workshops, vintage and recycled clothes plus much more.
7.30-9.30pm
Watch Afghan and Iranian dancing and listen to urban poet ‘Realitie’. Taste food from around the world.
Caroline.biggs@cambridge.gov.uk
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.
external-liaison@anglia.ac.uk
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:
http://www.avag.zzl.org or
http://www.villageoutreach.co.uk
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

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

12 March
11am-1pm
FREE Drumming workshop
Booking essential
equality@admin.cam.ac.uk
Graduate Union
17 Mill Lane

2.30-4pm
The Women of the Folk Museum: talk and tour

Book in advance
tamsin@folkmuseum.org.uk
01223 355159
Cambridge Folk Museum
2/3 Castle Street

3-9pm
Festival of documentary films about women, with director Sue Sadbury and Q&A
http://www.womens.cusu.cam.ac.uk
Cripps Court
Magdalene College

7.30pm
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 sueifould@ntlworld.com
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
ac380@cam.ac.uk
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
equality@admin.cam.ac.uk
The Auditorium
Robinson College
Grange Road

17 March 7-9pm
Cambridge Alumni (CARO) and Graduate Union IWD Celebration
Speakers and networking reception
president@gradunion.cam.ac.uk
The Vivien Stewart Room
Murray Edwards College


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