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The World Wide Women conference is taking place in Sheffield on Saturday 24th October. It seeks to “place the position of women in relation to economic inequality, injustice, disease, violence and poverty under the microscope of feminism”. Speakers include:

On Africa: Marie-Claire Faray-Kele

UK WILPF, Common Cause UK (Platform of Congolese Women in the UK) and WDDRC (Women for the Development of the DRC)

On Europe: Linda McAvan MEP

Member Yorkshire and the Humber, serves on the Development Committee and the Joint African, Caribbean and Pacific-European Union Assembly

On the UK: Ann Hamilton

Vice-chair End Violence Against Women Coalition, Head of Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance, Trustee Zero Tolerance Trust, Principal Policy Development Officer (Equality) & Lead Officer on Prostitution Glasgow City Council.

On Sheffield: Helen Jackson

Former MP for Sheffield Hillsborough, Member Women’s National Commission, Trustee Fawcett Society

The speeches will be followed by workshops in which women can share ideas and discuss ways of moving forward on the issues raised.

To book a place email worldwidewomensheffield[at]gmail.com. Tickets cost £6/£4 in advance and £7/£5 on the door. The conference takes place in the Quakers Meeting House and is for women only.