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International Women's Day: The Oppression and Resilience of Women

Central London Humanists, Conway Hall Ethical Society and the National Secular Society are pleased to announce a joint event to celebrate International Women's Day. 

International Women's Day:
The Oppression and Resilience of Women 

Our Conference - The Oppression and Resilience of Women will celebrate women's achievements in the arts, sciences and politics, we will also look at health, wealth and education and how society men and religions tend to impede women. We will be highlighting the appalling oppression that many women still have to cope with in the 21st century and the positive achievements of women despite the many challenges they face, and we will end the day with some comedy.
Stalls include, Newham Books, Plan UK and Survivors Voice.
The confirmed speakers for the conference so far include:
Anne Marie Waters - National Secular Society
Sue Cox - Survivors Voice
Pragna Patel - Director of Southall Black Sisters
Sara Kahn - Director & Co Founder of women's rights group Inspire
Baroness Cox - Life Peer & CEO of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART)
Baroness Flather - Life Peer & Vice Chair & long standing member of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group
Peter Whittle - Broadcaster and Founder of the New Culture Forum
Lejla Kuric - Activist & Blogger
Ahlam Akram - Journalist and founder of BASIRA
Siana Bangura - Editor of Feminist blog No Fly on the Wall
Marianna Fox - Director of Passion for Freedom
Kate Smurthwaite - Comedian & Activist 

There will also be a selection of stalls relating to Women's issues and achievements at the event. 

Please register here:

We suggest minimum donation of £5 entry for unwaged or low waged and £10 waged which will go towards covering costs and any additional money raised will go to charities that support women chosen by our speakers.

We will also be screening, 'Honor Diaries - Culture is no excuse for abuse' on 12 March, the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls in Muslim societies. The film is being promoted by BASIRA in the UK.
The conference will run from 10.00 until 17.00

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