Cardiff women organise festival for IWD
Jess McCabe // 27 January 2009
The 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.