Sutton Coldfield Association
On our International Women’s Day celebration on 7 March we invited several other local women’s organisations. Our first speaker was Professor Cynthia Burek, who spoke about the role of women in the science of geology from 1797 – 1919. Our second speaker cancelled at short notice but the day was saved by one of our members, Sona Moshirfar, and her 11 year-old daughter, Dorna, who spoke about their experiences of living in Iran and moving to England 6 years ago.
The Swansea Association marked International Women’s Day with a talk given by Patience Bentu, a Nigerian PhD student at Swansea University and one of our members’ on her research into the development and participation of Nigerian women in the political process in Nigeria. The proceeds of the Raffle are being donated to support the Afghan postgraduate at the University of Chester.
North Eastern Association
On Saturday 7 March the North Eastern Association held a coffee morning to celebrate International Women`s Day. The theme was our IFUW resolution on the Right to Safe Access to Education for All Girls and Women. Over 35 people attended, including one of our local MPs, and we raised £400 for the Afghan student coming to study at Chester University.
Canterbury and District Association
Canterbury held a successful Cheese & Wine Lunch in Christel Moor’s House and raised £120 for the IFUW Bina Roy Partners in Development.