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Tuesday 15 February 2011

UN Women in Edinburgh: fundraising coffee morning

  • 10.00am for 10.30am
  • Royal Overseas League, 100 Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • £3.50 admission, including coffee and biscuits - all welcome
  • Guest speaker: Margery Collin, Chaplain at Strathcarron Hospice

Margery will talk about about her visit to China in 2010 at the invitation of a group of doctors there who wanted to discuss the principles of end of life care.

Contact the Edinburgh branch for further information

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Lobby of MPS at Westminster in support of UN Women

The international development charity VSO is organising a day of action in Westminster to show support for UN Women. The day will start at 10.30am with an event in 1 Great George St with guest speakers. This will be followed by a lobby of MPs to press the Government to increase its contribution to UN Women well beyond the £9million promised last year.

More information at www.vso.org.uk

Saturday, 19 February 2011

UN Women in London: ‘brunch’ meeting

  • 11.00am to 1.00pm
  • Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7BY

The London branch is organising an informal brunch meeting with tea, coffee, croissants and lively discussion. A longstanding member of the branch will talk about her experiences of tackling the plight of widows, with particular reference to Nigeria.

For further information contact the London branch

Tuesday, 8 March, is International Women’s Day

2011 will be the 100th year that International Women’s Day has been celebrated. The theme will be ‘Women’s achievements over the last 100 years’. In the first two weeks of March UN Women members across the UK will be taking part in events and activities to mark the occasion. We’ll have more details shortly.

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