Day of the Girl
In support of Womankind Worldwide
Tuesday 11th October
Womankind Worldwide and Bloomsbury join forces on 11th October to mark the fifth anniversary of International Day of the Girl.
Girls face discrimination and violence every day across the world. The United Nations set up International Day of the Girl in 2011 to focus attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
Join our panel of influential feminist writers Reni Eddo-Lodge, Daisy Buchanan and Ann Morgan as we celebrate women and girls, look at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential and reflect on what it means to be a girl in the UK today. Each member of the panel will be reading a piece from their favourite female writer and discussing why it’s relevant for championing girl’s rights and feminism.
The evening will begin with an informal drinks reception with the speakers, followed by a chance to hear how Womankind are encouraging girl-led activism across the world, before joining the talk and Q&A with our esteemed panel of writers and leaders of feminist thinking.
The event will be chaired by Harriet Minter. All profits will support the work of Womankind Worldwide.
In no country in the world do women enjoy the same rights or opportunities as men. Every day women and girls face discrimination, poverty and violence just because they are female. Womankind is working to change that.
Since Womankind was founded 27 years ago, it has helped more than 18 million women and their families. They support women to transform their lives and their communities by working in partnership with women's rights organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Womankind aims to end violence against women and girls, increase women’s civil and political participation and make sure women have equal access to and control over economic resources.
Date: Tuesday 11th October
Time: Drinks at 6pm and talk at 6.30pm
Place: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square,
London WC1B 3DP
All profits go to Womankind
UK Registered Charity No. 328206