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ABOUT THIS EVENT:
(text from CLHG) :
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.
Please register on Meetup to let your friend's know you are going but we also need you to register on Eventbrite so we can get total numbers for the conference from our 3 host groups. There is no charge to register.
PLEASE REGISTER VIA THIS LINK BELOW NOW
International Women's Day Conference - The Oppression... Tickets, London - Eventbrite
Our Conference - The Oppression and Resilience of Women
will celebrate women's achievements in the arts, science and politics. We will also look at health, wealth and education and how culture, men and religions can impede women. We will be highlighting the appalling oppression effecting many women 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.
The confirmed speakers for the conference include,
Anne Marie Waters - National Secular Society
Sue Cox - Survivors Voice
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
Pragna Patel - Director of Southall Black Sisters
Sara Kahn - Director & Co Founder of women's rights group Inspire
Marianna Fox - Director of Passion for Freedom
Ahlam Akram - Journalist and founder of BASIRA
Kate Smurthwaite - Comedian & Activist
Peter Whittle - Broadcaster and Founder of the New Culture Forum
Lejla Kuric - Activist & Blogger
Siana Bangura - Editor of Feminist blog No Fly on the Wall
There will also be a selection of stalls relating to Women's issues and achievements at the event.
Stalls include, Newham Books, Plan UK and Survivors Voice.
The conference will run from 10.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m.
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.
On Wednesday 12th March we will also screen, 'Honor Diaries - Culture is no excise for abuse', it isthe 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. Please register for this event via this link
More information on the film via
Honor Diaries, A New Film About Women's Rights In The Middle East
We look forward to seeing you at what will be a fun, fascinating and informative day.