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International Women’s Day Event

March 9, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue: Ramsden Building, level 1 room 12, University of Huddersfield

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the University of Huddersfield in partnership with the WomenCentre Kirklees and Calderdale are holding a special event ,which will feature the sessions below:

  • 1.00pm: Surya Munro will deliver a session entitled ‘Why is feminism relevant today’. This will include a short film followed by a discussion of everyday sexism in contemporary society based on the award-winning Everyday Sexism Project by Laura Bates.
  • 2.00pm: Jo Woodiwiss/Kate Wood/Kelly Lockwood (WomenCentre) will deliver a session entitled ‘I died as a child’. This will feature a WomenCentre digital story of a woman’s childhood sexual abuse followed by a discussion with the story makers.
  • 3.00pm: Janet Hargreaves will deliver a session entitled Celebrating women’s lives. This will involve a food based activity, where each woman will have the chance to reflect on the good things in their lives and to construct an ice cream sundae to celebrate.
  • 4.00pm: Kate Smith will deliver a session entitled The Cruel Cut. This will feature a Channel 4 documentary with Leyla Hussein which explores the complex issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – when a girl or woman’s genitals are either partially or totally removed for non-medical reasons.

This event is free and you can attend one or all the sessions, however as places are limited please book by clicking here.

For further information, please contact Kate Wood: Kate.wood@hud.ac.uk


March 9, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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