Cardiff women organise festival for IWD

IWD.gifThe events to mark International Women’s Day in March are beginning to pile up. This festival in Cardiff sounds great:

To celebrate International Women’s Day in Wales women’s political,

cultural and support groups in Cardiff are working together to

organise a festival from Friday 6th – Tuesday 17th March 2009. The

majority of events are free and open to all members of the public.

Events in the festival will include political and environmental

debates and workshops, arts and crafts events, a film festival, live

indie music night, a Reclaim the Night march, multi-faith service and

a photographic exhibition. The events will take place at various

venues across the city.

The emphasis is on celebrating women’s achievements and raising

awareness of areas in which gender equality still hasn’t been

realised. We want it to be as inclusive as possible and everyone is


We would like to thank the organisations and venues involved:

Wales Women’s National Coalition, NFWI, Oxfam Cymru, Women’s Arts

Association, Women’s Workshop, Welsh Women’s Aid, YWCA, Wales Assembly

of Women, NUS Women’s Committee, BAWSO, MEWN Cymru, Cardiff Women’s

Aid, Cardiff Council, Henna Foundation, Safer Wales, Cardiff Women’s

Safety Unit, Institute of Welsh Affairs and the EHRC. Chapter,

Butetown History and Arts Centre, The Old Library, Cardiff City Hall

and Clwb Ifor Bach.

Festival events are funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and

Cardiff Council and by individuals and groups involved.