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International Women’s Day Events you can’t miss

6 March 2019

This year, Friday 8th March marks not only the start of the weekend but - more significantly - International Women’s Day.

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The occasion for celebrating women worldwide highlights the importance of recognition for the immense progress made by and for women as well as present and future challenges to overcome, and this year’s campaign theme is ‘Balance for Better’. If you’re looking for some ways to join in, the celebrations and debates but are somewhat short of time, this snappy list of the top events happening around London should fill your calendar up with a schedule of exciting experiences.

'Daughter of the Lake' - Film screening and Q&A with the director, Ernesto Cabellos

6 March 2019

Nelida is an Andean woman able to communicate with nature’s spirits. She feels she is the daughter of the lakes that provide water to her village. But just beneath her lakes, Yanacocha, Latin America’s largest gold mine, has discovered a deposit valued at billions of dollars. They have the Peruvian government’s support to mine it, even though it means drying out the lakes.

You can watch the trailer and find out more on the UCL Events website.

Exhibition: My Body My Life

4-8 March 2019

A unique exhibition that seeks to address the stigma that still endures around abortion by bringing real stories of abortion into the open. My Body My Life is a travelling multimedia exhibition that tells women's abortion stories and allows visitors to contribute their own stories.

Find out more on the Institute for Women’s Health website.

WOW: What Now? 

8 March 2019

Part of the WOW― Women of the World festival, this event features stories, talks and performances from the likes of Jude Kelly CBE, Julia Gillard, the first female Prime Minister of Australia, 'Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams, Annie Lennox and Finland's first female president Tarja Halonen.

To find out more and book your seat, visit the Southbank Centre website.

‘Maiden’ film screening + Satellite Q&A

7-14 March 2019

Maiden tells the story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. The film details some of the obstacles Tracy faced, including from her male competitors and the yachting press, and demonstrates the power of women to persevere through difficulty to reach success. Attendees of the screening on 7 March are treated to a satellite Q&A with Tracy Edwards herself.

Find out more on the Bertha Dochouse website.

Series of events from Students' Union UCL

8-21 March 2019

You can also check out a series of events from Students’ Union UCL to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month - from a chance to chat to your local MP, to a confidence-building workshop.