international women's day 2011

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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

Monday 7th March

18:00 for 18:30 Norwichs Women from History walk
Join us for a walk through Norwich with local genealogist/historian Gill Blanchard to learn more about the women who formed part of our history in Norwich.

Hosted by Netwalking and GENN (Gender Equality Norfolk & Norwich).
Special thanks to: HerStoria Magazine
Cost: 15 (including a meal after the walk). To book: Contact or

Tuesday 8th March

12:30 to 14:00 Talk by Jacqueline Mulhallen on Sylvia Pankhurst: artist and suffragette
Followed by networking and lunch.

Hosted by ResNet at UEA
Please book your place by contacting Sarah Payne 01603 593269

18:00 for 18:30 Join us on the Bridge!

Be part of a global peaceful protest for women whose lives and communities have been affected by war around the world. Lets build a bridge of peace.

Hosted by GENN (Gender Equality Norfolk & Norwich)
Compliments to Women for Women for the world-wide coordination of events:
For further info: Contact

Wednesday 9th March

12:30-14:00 Norwich Business Womens Network Lunch
talk by Claire Martinsen of Breckland Orchard, female entrepreneur and EDP New Business Award Winner 2010
Including a hot lunch and a glass of wine or soft drink at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral.

Cost 15 for guests.
Please book via

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

Thursday 10th March

12:30 14:00 Talk by Dr Andrea Stockl:
Is a feminist approach in medical education possible?
Free event, light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Join us at Aladdins Caf, Magdalen Street, Norwich.

Hosted by WREF/ DECERe, UEA. To book please contact by March 1st

18:00 for 18:30 20:00 Words and Women
Norfolk women writers read from their work to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

With: Lynne Bryan, Helen Ivory, Hannah Walker, Clare Jarrett, Deborah Arnander, Sarah Ridgard, Belona Greenwood, Kate Swindlehurst, Katie Miller, Jane Love, Julia Webb

At: The Express Library, Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich.
Special thanks to: Norfolk Library Service, Norwich Writers Centre
Hosted by: DECERe/GENN (Gender Equality Norfolk & Norwich)
No booking required.

Friday 11th March

12:30 14:00 Talk by Dr Sara Connolly: Women and the Glass Ceiling
Free event, light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Join us at Aladdins Caf, Magdalen Street, Norwich.

Hosted by WREF/DECRE, UEA. To book please contact by March 1st

16:30 for 17:00 19:00 Women and the Economy
A discussion about the current economic opportunities for women.

Speakers include Chloe Smith.
Hosted by WEETU
To book:  Contact or 01603 230625

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International Women’s Day 2011 – film screening and discussion – Made in Dagenham

    1500, Sunday 13 March 2011 (film screening)
    1700, Sunday 13 March 2011 (discussion)
    Venue: Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

The recently acclaimed film, Made in Dagenham, is based on the strike in 1968 at the Ford motor plant in which female staff went on strike for equal pay.

The discussion which follows will consider ‘How far have we come?’

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