Feb 082010

International Women’s Day events in Wales:

To celebrate International Women’s Day in Wales women’s political, cultural and support groups in Cardiff are working together to organise a festival around 8th March 2010. The majority of events are free and open to all members of the public.

Events in the festival will include political and environmental debates and workshops, arts and crafts events, a film festival, live indie music night, a Reclaim the Night march, multi-faith service and a photographic exhibition. The events will take place at various venues across the city.

The emphasis is on celebrating women’s achievements and raising awareness of areas in which gender equality still hasn’t been realised. We want it to be as inclusive as possible and everyone is welcome.

There are more than 100 events in Australia listed here.

The UN Cyber-Schoolbus has an excellent resource page for teaching about International Women’s Day.

You can test your knowledge of International Women’s Day here and learn about IWD in Russia here.

Campus Choices Blog has a great piece  with ideas for themes for your IWD events, including CEDAW and international family planning.

Culture Vultures is organizing a three day celebration for International Womens Day, March the 6th, 7th and 8th, Fez, Morocco. We have a mixed nationality and dynamic group of women who are coming together to heighten awareness of womens achievements, past, present and future. The program that is under construction consists of dinner, performances, reading and debates and more. Anyone interested in collaborating or simply giving some input come along to the next meeting.  This Sunday at 4 p.m. ALIF Riad, Batha.

To honor the resilience of millions of women survivors of war around the world, Women for Women International is hosting a global campaign called Join me on the Bridge on International Women’s Day: March 8, 2010.

On that day, we will bring women from Rwanda and Congo together in peace on a bridge between their countries to demand an end to war and to demonstrate that women can build the bridges to peace and development. At the same time and in solidarity, we will bring women (and men!) together on bridges throughout the world, creating a truly global movement that says NO! to war and YES! to peace and hope.

Please also visit FPN’s International Women’s Day webpage for more information about IWD and click here to learn why we are calling for a boycott of Thomson Reuter’s InternationalWomensDay.com website.

 February 8, 2010  Posted by on February 8, 2010

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