NON-LAAG EVENT (CLHG) - International Women's Day Conference


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(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.


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.

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