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IWD events calendars updated 27th March 2012

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27 March 2012 at 12:57 am

International Women’s Day Celebration – Benefit for MEWN Swansea ~ 29th March 2012

MEWN Swansea are celebrating International Women’s Day on the 29th March 2012.

The event will be taking place at Marriott Hotel Swansea. Doors open at 6.30pm with the evening starting at 7.00pm.

The evening will include a International buffet meal, table magic and a variety of performances for your entertainment.

The event will raise funds for Black Minority Ethnic (BME) women living in Wales who are fleeing domestic violence.

Often those who ask for our help are not entitled to public funds and are left with no money for essential living costs such as food, water, gas and electric.

Our aim for the evening is to raise as much money as possible to ensure that our safe house is available and accessible for women who have no recourse to public funds.

We would like to invite you and/or your organisation to support this vital cause by attending.

Ticket prices are £25 individually.

If you would like any further information or would like to purchase tickets, please contact Nasima on 01792 467722.

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23 March 2012 at 4:16 pm

Women in Science NuWomen – Newcastle ~ 28th March 2012

12.30 to 4.30 (Lunch 12.30 – 13.15)
Room 2.21, Research Beehive.
Access from Claremont Road or King’s Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

Our 3 Speakers are Professor Dame Julia Higgins, Dr Helen Arthur and Dr Katarina Novakovic from a range of fascinating science backgrounds and interesting career experiences. They will give us some insight into their career paths and what influenced the decisions they took. They will also give us some points for discussion on the issues around attracting and retaining women in the various fields of science.

Further information about the speakers and the event (PDF, 106KB)

All welcome – you don’t have to be a scientist. Postgraduate students interested in a career in science are welcome.

Make your booking for this event now


23 March 2012 at 4:13 pm

Free Conference – Women And Asylum: Recognising, Representing, And Working Together To Resolve Issues Facing Women In The Asylum System – Manchester ~ 28th March 2012

The British Red Cross invites professionals working with women in the asylum system and others with an interest in learning more about the issues to a free conference to mark International Women’s Day.

British Red Cross Refugee Services:
Speakers and interactive seminars on the issues facing women in the asylum system. Including the challenges surrounding health, legal help, integration and other aspects of women’s lives

FREE – booking essential. To reserve your place contact the Red Cross on 0161 888 8932 or email

Venue: The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Admission Price: FREE



23 March 2012 at 4:08 pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Association of Turkish Women in Britain – London ~ 27th March 2012

The Association of Turkish Women in Britain
& Baroness Hussein Ece invite you to
Afternoon Tea at The House of Lords


House of Lords Afternoon Tea with Turkish Women in Britain
Cholmondeley Room, Westminster Palace
Tuesday, 27th March, 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

We will be joined for Afternoon Tea by:

  • Baroness Verma – Govt Minister for Equalities – Conservative Party
  • Baroness Nicholson- Liberal Democrat Party
  • Baroness Maddock – Liberal Democrat Party
  • Baroness Miller – Liberal Democrat Party
  • Baroness Benjamin – Liberal Democrat Party
  • Baroness Randerson – Welsh Liberal Democrat Party
  • Meg Hiller MP – Labour Party
  • Joanne McCartney – London Assembly Member – Labour Party
  • Cllr Nilgun Canver – Labour Party

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are delighted to invite you to our all Party, House of Lords afternoon tea event on Tuesday, 27th March from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm to celebrate the contribution of Turkish women to British society.

The event will be hosted by Baroness Hussein-Ece OBE and Mrs Mavis Fuchs, the President of the Association of Turkish Women in Britain and we will be joined by representatives from across the members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. His Excellency the Turkish Ambassador Mr Unal Cevikoz and Honorary President of ATWIB Madame Emel Cevikoz are also expected to attend.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on Tuesday, 27th of March for this memorable afternoon.

With all our best wishes

Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece OBE and Mrs Mavis Fuchs


Indian Tea served with a selection of Cucumber, Tomato, Egg & Cress and Poached Salmon with Mayonnaise sandwiches

Followed by

Freshly Baked Scones with Jam & Cream

A selection of assorted Cakes and Pastries

Please take note this is a ticketed event. To reserve your place call/text 07717 790 830 or write to as places are limited.

23 March 2012 at 4:00 pm

Did you publish a statement for International Women’s Day or have a write up of your IWD event?

If you issued a statement for International Women’s Day or if there is a write up of your IWD event or there are photographs of the event online please do sent it to us so we can add it to the 2012 blog.

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19 March 2012 at 10:32 am

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19 March 2012 at 10:21 am

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