International Women’s Day 2014

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International Women’s Day 2014

Post  Admin on Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:11 pm

International Women’s Day 2014

International Women's Day (IWD), which is on the 8th of March each year, is a global day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women’s past, present and future. In some parts of the world, IWD is a national holiday. Although many improvements towards women’s equality have been made, IWD is still a reminder that gender inequality remains. In essence women are still not paid equally to their male counterparts, women still are not represented in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women's education, health and safety are still an ongoing issue.

This year Eva Organization for Women (EOW) is celebrating IWD through close collaborations with different sector experts and bilingual community leaders in Leicester and Leicestershire. We start off firstly, by kicking off a whopping seminar to raise awareness regarding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on the 2nd of March. FGM is one of our top agendas, as we at EOW work at a grass root level to support women and young girls who have/are suffering FGM. EOW has and will always be the fore runner for the FGM campaign, aimed to raise awareness of this illegal practice in the aid of the general public and against the communities who practice it, together we can bring this illegal and inhuman practice to an end.

On the 5th of March 2014, EOW representatives will be at the Cort Crescent Community Centre in Braunstone, Leicester, providing help to support women’s aspirations and making ends meet during times of austerity.
We finalise the IWD celebration on the day itself (8th of March) at the Highfields Centre where a diverse range of activities, talks and performances will take place.

All the events are free to the public so come and join us to celebrate IWD. For more information, please visit our website at or call us on 07961618589.

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