Chi celebrates International Women’s Day by finding out What Women Want

Chi celebrates International Women’s Day by finding out What Women Want

 Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle Central will be taking part in  events across the constituency and beyond  to celebrate International Women’s Day, highlight women’s contribution to our culture and society  and to find out what women want.

The events on Teesside, in Newcastle and London aim to highlight the challenges women face, ensure women’s voices are heard and inspire them to how overcome day to day issues.

Chi said:

“ The important thing is not just to listen to women today but to ensure that

   effective ways are put in place to make sure women’s voices are heard.

To mark the day this year I wanted to celebrate the voices of women   

  everywhere, but especially  in Newcastle to listen to  What Women Want

  and hear the challenges women  face in their daily lives.

 ENDS

Notes for Editor

1)   International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year and is recognised by the UN. Countries across the world mark the day by celebrating the achievements and inspiring the next generation of women: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/about.asp

2)   International Womens Day & What Women Want at Work campaign

Five Events Chi Onwurah is taking part in are:

Thursday 6th March

4pm   Speaking at Inspiring Change Event, Innovation Centre Lecture Theatre, Teesside University

http://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/whats_on/events_details.cfm?event_id=6172

Friday 7th March

9am  Speaking at School Assembly, Westfield School, Newcastle

10.00  Speaking at ‘What Women Want at Work’ event, Westgate Community College, Newcastle and celebrating life long learning for women

 12.00  Speaking at Google Juice Bar, Newcastle Civic Centre with International Women’s Day focus to encourage female entrepreneurs in the digital field

 Saturday 8th March

 12.00  Speaking at ‘WOW’ Women of the World Festival/Science Grrl event, Southbank Centre, London on ‘Neurotrash – the Truth about Male and Female Brains’

http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk/event/fighting-the-neurotrash/

3)   Recent Media Coverage of What Women Want:

http://www.easterneye.eu/news/uknews/Labour+MP+Gloria+De+Piero%3A+%22We+have+to+look+and+speak+like+the+people+we+represent%22/2806

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jan/19/gloria-de-piero-miliband-women-labour-politics

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/5395235/Gloria-De-Piero-says-The-Suns-female-readers-could-change-the-face-of-Britain.html

 

 

 

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