International Women's Day 2010

Gender and Scales of Empowerment: subjectivities, connections and belongings

Posted in 2010 03 12, Eastern by womeninlondon on 11 March 2010

Friday 12 March 2010 from 9:45 to 17:30
The Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ’s College, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge

Political will, gender and scales of empowerment: tackling HIV/AIDs in a South African rural community
Professor Catherine Campbell – Professor of Social Psychology, LSE
Chair: Dr Andrew Tucker, University of Cambridge

The sprawl of insecurity, the seep of dispossession: crossing scales of risk and waste
Professor Cindi Katz – Professor in Environmental Psychology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Women’s Studies, CUNY Graduate Centre
Chair: Dr Jude Browne, University of Cambridge

Being as glorious as Theda Bara: transnational histories and the scales of gender in 1920s Britain
Dr Matt Houlbrook – Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Chair: Dr Andrew Webber, University of Cambridge

The absent piece of skin: scales of gendered, racialised and territorial inscriptions of sexual violence during the Bangladesh war
Dr Nayanika Mookherjee – Leverhulme Research Fellow (2009-2011), Department of Sociology, Lancaster University
Chair: Dr Shruti Kapila, University of Cambridge

Gender and the scale of violence: towards coherence in peace movements
Professor Cynthia Cockburn – Visiting professor in the Department of Sociology at City University London
Chair: Professor Nancy Hewitt, University of Cambridge

For more details and to register go to

International Women’s Day Event in Southend

Posted in 2010 03 06, Eastern by womeninlondon on 5 March 2010

Free Entry – All welcome

Come and celebrate International Women’s day with us in Southend –

Our International Bazaar includes:
* Live entertainment – Roma Gypsy Dancers, African Dancing & Drumming, Traditional Indian Dance and more
* Food from around the world,
* Craft stalls,
* Local & Community Information stands,
* Fashion show & lots more!

We are also delighted that Natalie Ellis from the BBC’s Dragon’s Den will be our special guest for this event.

SAVS Turning Tides Neighbourhood Management Partnership with South East Essex College and Southend Borough Council invite you to join them…

Saturday 6th March, 11am-3pm
The Atrium South Essex College, Luker Road, Southend on Sea, SS1 1ND

Contact: Chris at Turning Tides 01702 350478


Norwich Playhouse celebrates funny women for International Women’s Day

Posted in 2010 03 08, Eastern by womeninlondon on 4 March 2010

Norwich Playhouse is to stage a special one-night event to mark International Women’s Day and to highlight the contribution female stand-ups have made to the world of comedy.

Caroline Richardson, who has been general manager at the theatre for more than 14 years now, said Norfolk had seen performances from some great female comedians in the past and continued to attract funny women of the moment.

“We have had the likes of Jenny Éclair, Dillie Keane and Rhona Cameron perform at the Playhouse during my time – and they have all been strong, wonderful women,” she said.

Caroline herself decided it would be fun to mark International Women’s Day with all-female comedy night Lady Ha Ha.

The event will star Ava Vidal, who appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow on BBC1, Holly Walsh, from Channel 4’s the TNT Show and 8 out of 10 Cats, and Hackney Empire New Act of The Year finalist Vikki Stone. Compere for the night will be Susan Calman, from BBC2’s Rab C Nesbitt Show.

“It is going to be a good evening. We have got some very entertaining comedians coming to perform,” said Susan.

“It is nice to be able to celebrate International Women’s Day like this. There are some fantastic female comedians out there today.”

Jo Brand, who has also performed in Norfolk in the past, has famously said she went into comedy because some people think women are not funny – and she wanted to prove them wrong.

But even today there are far fewer women coming up through the ranks, prepared to step up to the mic.

Would-be female comedians are urged to try open mic nights at places such at The Workshop and The Birdcage in Norwich.

“To say women are not as funny as men just isn’t true. Who says that anyway? Probably the men!”

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Lady Ha Ha takes place at the Norwich Playhouse at 8pm on Monday March 8.

Monday 8 March 8.00pm
Tickets : £10 all tickets
Running time : ca. 90 minutes plus interval

For more information or for tickets call 01603 598598 or visit

International Women’s Day 2010 University of Cambridge

The Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences will be taking part in a week-long series of events organised by the University of Cambridge to celebrate International Women’s Day 2010 on 8 March.

The history of International Women’s Day began in 1911, a year after Clara Zetkin (Leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea to a conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing organisations such as unions, socialist parties and working women’s clubs.

ALSS contributions this year will include a 6-hour performance of Mapping Maternity, co-devised and performed by Drama and Performing Arts lecturer Kerstin Bueschges with Jan Farrer and Sandra Flores, and ‘For a Few Moments Every Day’, a one day workshop about the every day, explored through storytelling and pictures, with Illustrator and ALSS lecturer Pam Smy.

For more information on the various activities for International Women’s Day, please visit the University of Cambridge HR events page:

or see the pdf poster International Women’s Day 2010 poster (550 Kb)

Check for updates at

Coaches to Million Women Rise from various cities and mobility bus for march

Posted in 2010 03 06, Eastern, London, Midlands East, North West, South West, Wales, Yorkshire & Humberside by womeninlondon on 1 March 2010

Million Women Rise takes place in London on Saturday 6th March 2010

Money should not be the reason why a woman cannot get to London for the 6th March.

Please contact us if your area is not listed below.

Disabled Women

Each year MWR has a mobility support van to ensure inclusion of disabled women and women who would have difficulty completing the length of the march. To read about the route, including resting seats and public toilets, click here. If you would like to know more about how MWR can support you to participate in this year’s march, please contact Eleanor – or phone 07737480378.

Coaches and Minibuses

Please let us know if you can help organise a coach or minibus to London from your local area. We can help connect you with women who live nearby and may also be able to help with fundraising.

Coaches and buses are being arranged to come to London in the following places:

Birmingham Shahida 07968 771449
Bradford Jane 07931 934422
Hebden Bridge Emma 07742 350739
Lampeter Wales Bridget 07703 438688
Leeds Anna 07535 656338
Iris 01133 070300
Manchester Louise 07872 015114
Norfolk Yve 07835 608861
Nottingham Rahni 01159 881414
South Wales Tracy 07796 595652
South West Tracy
Todmorden Emma 07742 350739
Barking and Dagenham Margaret 07772 221482




International Women’s Day 2010 Cambridge City Council Events

Posted in 2010 03 08, 2010 03 09, Eastern by womeninlondon on 20 February 2010

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March each year.

It aims to promote positive change by raising awareness about problems women face in their everyday lives, and is also a chance to celebrate the achievements of women.

The stories of ordinary women as makers of history, participating in society on an equal footing with men, are central to the celebrations.

This date is commemorated at the United Nations. In many countries it is a national holiday, when women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate.

Council hosted events – March 2010

This year Cambridge City Council are hosting the following free events to celebrate International Women’s Day. Download the flyer for more details

8 March 6.30–8.30pm, Ross Street Community Centre, Romsey.
Evening of entertainment with performance poet Josephine Rollings and London-based comedienne Liz Bentle.

9 March 10am–2pm, Ross Street Community Centre, Romsey.
Information about courses and volunteering, plus a range of stalls and workshops including jewellery-making, shiatsu, singing, yoga and more. There will also be trash chic vintage clothes and shoes for sale. Then join us for lunch.

Non-Council hosted events – March 2010

International Women’s Day is celebrated across Cambridge with a range of free events held between 5 March and 13 March.

Download the International Women’s Day 2010 Events Guide for details of all Cambridge events and to see how to get involved

For further information about events hosted by the council, please email Caroline Biggs at or call 01223 471674; or email Ari Henry at or call 01223 457876.

For information about other events in Cambridge celebrating International Women’s Day, please telephone University of Cambridge’s Events team on 01223 332286.or go to