RCN to Celebrate International Women’s Day – London ~ 8th March 2012

10 February 2012 at 7:14 pm

The Royal College of Nursing is set to celebrate International Women’s Day, which takes place on 8 March.

The RCN Diversity Unit will host an evening reception from 5:30pm to 7pm at RCN HQ, 20 Cavendish Square in London, and members are invited to come and learn about the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (Doctors Without Borders) and Women for Women International.

MSF is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from health care.

Women for Women is a non-governmental organisation working with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities.

Come and hear from Alison Criado-Perez, an experienced Médecins Sans Frontières nurse, who will share her experiences of working with MSF to deliver expert nursing care from the centre of stricken combat zones. Alison has served in the Central African Republic, Uganda, Colombia, Nigeria and most recently in Libya.

To reserve your place at the reception, please email the RCN Diversity Team. Another key part of the day’s celebrations will be the “Join me on the bridge” event, organised by Women for Women International.

RCN members are being encouraged to join the event between 10.30am and 2pm on the south side of the Millennium Bridge in London.

Those attending will march across the river, and towards the Royal Festival Hall. Entertainment will be provided along the route and will be followed by the launch of WOW – Women of the World 2012. This is an annual festival that presents, celebrates and recognises women from all walks of life.

This is your opportunity to stand in solidarity with women united in taking a stand for peace and women’s equality.

Email the Diversity Team to advise the RCN if you are able to attend bridge event.

Read more about Women for Women International at www.womenforwomen.org and about MSF at www.msf.org.uk

Check for updates and contacts at
http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/news/article/uk/celebrate_international_womens_day

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