International Women’s Day 2015 events

International Women’s Day 2015 events

To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March 2015 UCL will be hosting a programme of events across campus.

IWD is a time to celebrate the achievements of women around the world, whilst recognising the challenges still faced by many. The United Nations has chosen "Equality for women is progress for all" as this year’s theme - focusing on how gender equality, empowerment of women, women’s full enjoyment of human rights and the eradication of poverty are essential to economic and social development.

International Women’s Day 2015 events at UCL include:

Risk and Power in Maternal Health

Friday, 27 February - 4:30pm - 7:00pm
UCL Anthropology is pleased to host a seminar providing alternative perspectives to maternal health, addressing why the cross-cultural application of biomedical models continue to fail some women.

Archaeology LT, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square,
London, WC1H 0PY
Reserve a free place:

Theatre: Seven

Monday, 2 March - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
The ground-breaking documentary play Seven, portraying women’s rights activists from around the world, will be read by UCL’s most senior men, including the UCL Provost.

Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street
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Film: Honor Diaries

Tuesday, 3 March - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The Honor Diaries features nine courageous activists speaking out about gender inequality, forced marriage, the right to education and female genital mutilation. Followed by a panel discussion with Professor Sarah Creighton (UCLH), Dr Richard Horton (The Lancet), and Naana Otoo-Oyortey OBE (FORWARD).

Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street London WC1N 1EH
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Let’s Talk About Sex Ed! Panel Discussion & Consent Workshops

Wednesday, 4 March - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
This panel discussion will explore just what’s going wrong with sex ed and how we can be better. We’ll be joined by a panel of professional sex educators, academics and activists.

Harrie Massey LT, 25 Gordon Street

Debate: Does egg-freezing enable women ’to have it all’?

Thursday, 5 March - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
UCL Institute for Women’s Health’s Ethics Unit invites you to a public debate on the science and social effects of egg-freezing, including the role of employers in sponsoring women to freeze their eggs.

Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street
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Comedy show: Viva La Vulva by Kate Smurthwaite

Thursday, 5 March - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
UCL medical student group Viva la Vulva together with comedian and political activist Kate Smurthwaite will be hosting a special one-off comedy show about everything a nice girl wouldn’t dream of mentioning.

Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place
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The Girl at The Door: Equality, Gender & Society

Friday, 6 March - 1pm to 8pm and Saturday, 7 March, 1pm to 6pm
Join UCL Art Museum and artist Kristina Clackson Bonnington on the eve of International Women’s Day 2015 for mischief, music and talks.

UCL Quad

Spoken Word Night for International Women’s Day

Monday, 9 March - 7:00pm
The PGA and the Women’s network are teaming up to host a poetry night this term, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

The Print Room Café
Free for all UCL students:

Lunch Hour Lecture: How can we improve growth of small babies before birth?

Tuesday, 10 March - 1:15pm - 1:55pm
Dr Anna David (UCL Maternal & Fetal Medicine) will discuss her work developing a therapy to improve the growth of small babies before birth.

Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place


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