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.

You can send us the links or the text via our online form – see

19 March 2012 at 10:32 am

Events Calendar Past

A calendar of IWD now past has been created to show the range of events that have taken place to date.


19 March 2012 at 10:21 am

IWD events calendars updated 19th March 2012

Please see:

You can also use the date and region categories listed on the right of the blog to look at events in those groupings eg:

As well as using the “tag” options, also listed on the right, eg:

19 March 2012 at 9:59 am

Palestinian Women visit London on a Cultural Exchange Project – 20th and 24th March 2012

From 15th – 25th March 2012 ten young women from Palestine are coming to London for a Youth in Action funded project. This will involve skills sharing and a cultural exchange with young women from the UK. The project is co-ordinated by the Camden Abu Dis Friendship Assoication, a registered charity working to raise awareness of the human rights situation in Palestine. Abu Dis is a small town in the suburb of Jerusalem, now cut off from the city by the Israeli Separation Wall. This has had a serious impact on the health, education, freedom of movement, family life and thus the basic human rights of Palestinians.

Read more on womensgrid at

19 March 2012 at 9:06 am

An Evening of Persian Poetry to celebrate International Women’s Day – London ~ 17th March 2012

Presented by the Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation

In the company of renowned Iranian poets
* Soalyman Ghasemiani
* Ziba Karbasi
* Ali Abdulrezaii
* Dr. Mahmood Kavir
* and Nahid Naeimi music and play

The last three dictates of straggle; women’s movement in Iran & Iraq, speaker: Halaleh Taheri

Date: Saturday March 17
Time: 6pm

Venue: The Ringcross Community Centre, Lough Road, London N7 8RH
Entry: £3.50
Tube: Caledonian Road / Buses: 259,17,91

Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation is a social, cultural and non-profit making organisation. “MEWSF” is a self-help group which works with Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish and Turkish speaking women in London and greater London.

Our aim is, through our network of volunteers, to forge networks of women refugees from the Middle Eastern communities living in London, to become friends and hence support each other in tackling isolation and share their experiences and information.

We promotes these goals with Awareness raising meeting, workshops and published quarterly to the informer and makes an enhance confidence among those women. Our volunteer group will advise in their native languages. There are opportunities for learner to get support for one to one instruction as it requires. We would like to hear from groups and individuals that work with Arabic, Kurdish, Turkish and Farsi speaking women.

For further information on the activities of the Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation, please contact us on:
Tel: 07958145666

16 March 2012 at 4:51 pm

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