International Women's Day 2016 events with the UK Parliament

01 March 2016

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2016, a range of free events are taking place around the UK focusing on women, politics and the UK Parliament.

Women in Parliament 2016 event in London

Join us for a free event in Westminster focusing on the role of women in Parliament and in wider society, looking at the challenges and opportunities ahead - what has changed and what should change?

Guest speakers at the event include:

  • The Lord Speaker, Rt Hon Baroness D’Souza
  • Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP
  • Baroness Young of Hornsey

Where and when?

Venue: Jubilee Room, Houses of Parliament, SW1A 0AA
Date: Thursday 10 March, 2-4pm.

Spaces are limited so book your place in advance.

This booking is now full, the event will be recorded and available to view at a later date.

South Derbyshire CVS International Women's Day event

An afternoon event featuring a mixture of stalls, health, sport and education zones, a packed programme, inspirational speakers and a buffet lunch.

Where and when?

Venue: Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 8LH
Date: Friday 4 March, 12 noon - 3pm

Email [email protected] to book a place.

Join our digital debate on International Women’s Day

On 7 March at 3.30pm, Conservative MPs Mims Davies and Maria Miller will hold a public debate on Twitter on International Women's Day, to view and take part follow: #IWD2016

The digital debate is in advance of tomorrow's Backbench Business debate in the House of Commons Chamber, for more information please follow this link : International Women's Day digital and Chamber debate

Discover Parliament: Women and Democracy event in Hatfield

This event will include an introduction to Parliament and its work, plus practical advice and tips on taking action, with a special focus on how women can get more involved and get their voices heard.

Where and when?

Venue: Hatfield Fire Station, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, AL10 0DA
Date: Tuesday 8 March, 5.30-7pm

Email Michal Siewniak to book your place: [email protected]

Engaging with Parliament event in Belfast

A free public event with the Ethnic Minorities' Support Project engaging with Parliament plus practical advice and tips on taking action, with a special focus on how women can get more involved and get their voices heard.

Where and when?

Venue: Ballymoney Community Resource Centre, BT53 7LH, Northern Ireland
Date: Tuesday 8 March

Email Tomek to book your place: [email protected]

WEA 'Getting together to make a difference' event in Birmingham

A free event for women in the West Midlands to celebrate International Women's Day and featuring inspiring speakers, discussions and networking opportunities.

Where and when?

Venue: Austin Court, Birmingham, B1 2NP
Date: Tuesday 8 March, 10.30-1.30pm

Spaces are limited so book your place in advance.

Further information

Women in Parliament workshops

The UK Parliament offers free workshops and presentations especially for women and women’s groups across the UK. Find out more or request a session for your organisation.

About the UK Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service

The UK Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service works with people and communities across the UK to increase public understanding of, and engagement with the UK Parliament.

Find out about other events and training on offer: 

More information on International Women’s Day

The House of Commons Library has published a comprehensive briefing paper on the day, pulling together key facts and statistics that shed light on gender issues around the world. The briefing covers the background to this year’s themes, as well as showing the global measures of gender equality and how the UK is performing.

The briefing is available at:

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