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.
“ 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.
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
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’
3) Recent Media Coverage of What Women Want: