International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first March 8 IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom's Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women equality. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific. Make IWD your day - everyday!
Carlisle Branch members are very excited about their forthcoming conference on Thursday 19th April 2018, which includes three fascinating women all with links to Cumbria talking on the theme of 'Chaos'.
115 of the 120 tickets have now been sold so do book soon if you would like to attend.
Registration will be between 10.00 & 10.30am and the conference will close at approximately 4.00pm.
The cost is £30.00, which includes a delicious buffet lunch. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.
The 2018 conference - Nature versus Human Innovation - will take place between the 22nd and 24th June in Chester.
Come and join us for stimulating talks and discussion, exciting wraparound events and lively workshops.
The Conference is for all members of NWR: women from all over the country will be joining us in the beautiful city of Chester; why not stay an extra few days and explore the area?
Please go to www.eventstop.co.uk/event/892/nwrconf2018 to find out more about the conference agenda and to book your tickets.
What better way to start the New Year than with a party!
Grantham members enjoyed good food and good company. Thank you to our hostess for letting us use her home.
Thanks also to our retiring LO who was sparkling as usual!