International Women’s Day

Africaniwa: She Chose to Challenge March 26

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This Friday 26th March at 6pm, in celebration of IWD2021, Africaniwa is proud to present: She Chose to Challenge, a Photo Exhibition.

Marking International Women’s Day, we are reminded that a challenged world is an alert world. And at a time where recent events call us to challenge masculine violence and empower women to #reclaimthestreets, we might have pondered, ‘what would it look like to have a world where women lived free from the patriarchy?’.

Over 30 years ago, one woman chose to make this a reality for the women who live in Umoja, a village where only women and children live. Meet Rebecca Lolosoli as we hear her story and mission in founding Umoja and what life is like living without men.

This month in celebration of IWD2021, Africaniwa is proud to present She Chose to Challenge, a Photo Exhibition.

Click on the link to register for your free ticket. You will receive the zoom link on the day of the exhibition:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/she-chose-to-challenge-tickets-146039916321

Africaniwa are raising funds to help Umoja village after their main source of revenue, tourism, has been hampered by the pandemic. This will be used to buy basic provisions like food, chalk for classrooms and toys such as footballs for the children. Every little helps so please spare whatever you can give at PayPal to esenetekyerema@gmail.com. Thank you.

Choose to Challenge : International Women’s Day March 11 Event

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Halifax Central Initiative invite you to join them to their annual International Women’s Day Event.

They will be holding an online Zoom event to celebrate International Women’s Day

Thursday 11 March 2021 : 10am to 12pm

You can register on Eventbrite or contact Sarah Dyer of Halifax Central Initiative.

There will be online workshops, music and ideas about how we can choose to challenge for a better future.

For more information email HCI@calderdale.gov.uk
or call Sarah Dyer on 077 02 817356

Full Event Details

 

 

Choose to Challenge : International Women’s Day March 11 Event

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Halifax Central Initiative invite you to join them to their annual International Women’s Day Event.

They will be holding an online Zoom event to celebrate International Women’s Day

Thursday 11 March 2021 : 10am to 12pm

You can register on Eventbrite or contact Sarah Dyer of Halifax Central Initiative.

There will be online workshops, music and ideas about how we can choose to challenge for a better future.

For more information email HCI@calderdale.gov.uk
or call Sarah Dyer on 077 02 817356

Full Event Details

 

 

International Women’s Day for young women #ChooseToChallenge Friday 12 February

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‘Who runs the world? GIRLS!’ – Beyoncé Knowles

Did you know that International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 8th March? International Women’s Day is celebrated globally to remind us to come together to celebrate the achievements and voices of women and to empower women to keep fighting for equality. This year the theme is #ChooseToChallenge – a challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.

In a world where we are experiencing unprecedented change, we want to give a space and voice for the next generation of women who will be shaping the post pandemic world. If you are a girl or young woman aged 8 – 18, we need your help to put together an event in Halifax for #IWD2021. We’re getting together on Friday 12th February at 3pm by Zoom and invite you to tell us the things that are most important to you and what you’d like to do to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021.

Check out internationalwomensday.com for some inspiration but remember to bring your own ideas too. Looking forward to seeing you there!

IWD for girls: planning meeting

Feb 12, 2021 03:30 PM London
Meeting ID 812 9583 6379
Security Passcode  372039

Invite Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81295836379?pwd=V1RVWXVjdSsrNnVDcjJqM0lPRVpkdz09

Looking forward to seeing you!

5th International Women’s Day Celebrations 2020 -The WomenCentre

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The WomenCentre invite you to the Northern Quarter in Huddersfield for an evening celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Come join us on this free event, including food, talk and a musical event showcasing local female talent, as well as an after party!

This is a charity event and all performers will be giving their time for free. There is no fee on the door but donations will be ecouraged & gratefully received. They will then proceed to the Huddersfield WomenCentre – a fabulous organisation that supports mental health wellbeing of women in Kirklees.

For the day schedule and list of acts, visit the Event’s Facebook page.

More Information on Facebook

Everyone is very welcome to join us for this special evening and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

Venue: Northern Quarter, 28 Wood Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DU

Women of Calderdale celebrate International Women’s Day #EachforEqual

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Women of Calderdale are invited to join us for a celebration of International Women’s Day 2020 on Thursday March 5th, from 11am to 2pm at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre.

There will be hot buffet lunch, refreshments, free raffle as well as local services and lots of free information.

Plus an interactive workshop run by All 1 Collective & Lab and a Free Yoga taster session.

Please dress accordingly and express yourselves!

To find out more contact Halifax Central Initiative on 01422 365945 or email hc1@calderdale.gov.uk

Venue: Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queen’s Road, Halifax HX1 4NE

International Women’s Day Event at the Piece Hall

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There will be an International Women’s Day event taking place on Wednesday 13 March, 9:30am-2:35pm in the Caygill Suite at the Piece Hall. The aim of the event is to celebrate women’s achievements and to explore the next steps in terms of the promotion of equality. The event is a partnership event between the WEA, the Women’s Centre, All 1 Collective, Square Chapel and the Piece Hall.

Everybody is welcome at the event and we would really appreciate if you could promote the event to your staff and community groups.

They would be really grateful if you and anybody interested in coming could register by calling 0300 303 3464 with the event reference C3675361, as this helps to estimate numbers.

#BalanceforBetter on International Women’s Day

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Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre’s annual International Women’s Day (Friday 8 March 2019) FREE event will take place on Wednesday 6 March, 11:00am-2:00pm.

This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. The future is exciting; let’s build a gender-balanced world.

Everyone has a part to play – all the time, everywhere. Balance drives a better working world. Let’s all help create a #BalanceforBetter.

There will be a free raffle, beauty treatments and a guest speaker – award winning local entrepreneur Razan Alsous

All are welcome to this free event. To find out more call Halifax Central Initiative on 01422 365948 or email hci@calderdale.gov.uk

International Women’s Day is powered by the collective efforts of all. Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women’s Day successful.

Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”

So make International Women’s Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women.

Hidden Figures Screening for International Women’s Day

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Join Holly Lynch MP for her annual International Women’s Day film screening to raise funds for the Women Centre in Halifax on Thursday 22 Mar, 7:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium, Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax.

Tickets: £7  can be purchased online at https://www.squarechapel.co.uk/book-tickets/?instance_id=110001. For more information call the Box Office on 01422 349422.

Hidden Figures (PG) is the story of three brilliant African-American women at NASA – Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) – serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

International Women’s Day Festival at Victoria Theatre

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Annapurna Indian Dance are proudly celebrating International Women’s Day with a Festival at Victoria Theatre on Saturday 10 March, 12:30pm-3:00pm. 

Enjoy a variety of activities at this FREE event: Demonstrations of beautiful temple dancing, tap & contemporary dance, storytelling, music, singing and drumming.

We welcome Award Winning classical Indian Dancer, Dr. Swati Raut, who will be presenting excerpts from her innovative dance project “Half of Me” which explores the theme of Assisted Reproductive Therapy whilst drawing parallels from a storyline in the famous Indian epic “Mahabharata”​.

For more information email info@annapurnadance.com

The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2018 (March 8) is #PressforProgress

With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.

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