international women's day 2011

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In recognition of International Women’s Day, which took place this year on the 8th of March, a free event is being held in Cardiff’s County Hall on the 28th of March 2011 to celebrate the promotion of gender equality and women’s achievements over the last 100 years.

“This will be invaluable for individuals or organisations that work hard to promote gender equality,” said Hanna Miyir, of the Welsh NGO, Cyfanfyd, that is organising the event. “The empowerment of women is central to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals and we intend to show that it is something that can be worked towards on both a local and a global stage.”

The event will include presentations from local organisations on the topic of women’s rights and gender equality, performances and information stands as well as a keynote speech from Welsh Woman of the Year 1996-97, Baroness Ilora Finlay of Llandaff.

Baroness Finlay is well renowned for her extensive work in palliative medicine and has been actively involved in promoting ‘medical humanities’, encouraging the integration of the arts into health care thinking. She is an inspirational figure whose achievements serve to highlight women’s contribution to healthcare development.

The event is open to everyone and is being held between 10.30am and 3.00pm on the 28th of March 2011 in Cardiff’s County Hall.

While this is a free event, places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. To book a place, please contact Lorraine Fletcher at

To find out more, please contact Hanna Miyir on 209 2066 8999 or at


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