Talk

International Women's Day

smiling women in traditional colourful African clothing

Image courtesy of Women for Women International

Date:
8 Mar 2014
Time:
1.30pm
Suitable for:
adults, all visitors
Booking:
Free drop-in event, no need to book

Celebrate International Women's Day with a talk by the international charity Women for Women International about their work with the families and communities that have been devastated by the conflict in eastern Congo. They will also show a short film telling some of the stories of the women they serve.

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Women for Women International

Women for Women International believes that lasting change can only be achieved when women have access to both knowledge and resources.

Women for Women International works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities. Each woman they serve has her own story — some of loved ones murdered, and others of physical and emotional trauma. Most have endured a struggle for survival.

On a one-year programme, women learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. Women become confident, independent and productive, embracing their importance in rebuilding their families, their communities and ultimately their nations.