INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S WEEK in Tower Hamlets 2019
Women’s groups and community organisations across the Borough will be celebrating with a wide range of events and activities following this year’s theme of ‘GENDER EQUALITY’.
Groups and organisations involved include : Black Women’s Health & Family Support, Shapla &
St Paul’s Schools, One Housing, Bromley by Bow Centre, Mohila Ongon Association, St Hilda’s East Boundary Women’s Project, St Peters Community Wellbeing Projects, Women’s Environmental Network, Limehouse Project, Somali Integration Team, Spitalfields City Farm, Friends of Island History Trust, Udichi Shilpi Gosthi & Bangladesh Mohila Sangsta, Neighbours in Poplar, Account 3, Taal Taranga, Saudha Society & Nari Chetona, Mulberry School.
IDEA STORE WATNEY MARKET
260 Commercial Road E1 2FB Shadwell tube/ DLR 020 7364 3804
INDIAN SUFFRAGETTES Talk by Julie Begum
Thursday 7 March 6.30pm-8.30pm FREE
Although popular Suffragette legend might have you believe only white women were entrenched in the cause for women’s suffrage, there were a number of Indian Suffragettes and Suffragists who took part. This talk will shed some light on their contribution fighting for suffrage in the 1900s to 1910s.
SOROPTOMIST INTERNATIONAL East London
Woodfield Memorial Hall, 209 High Road E18 2PA South Woodford tube
INDIAN SUFFRAGETTES AND THE STRUGGLE FOR VOTES FOR WOMEN IN THE UK
Tuesday 19 March 7.15pm FREE
Talk by Julie Begum, chair of the Swadhinata Trust, about Princess Sophia Duleep, daughter of the Maharaja of the Sikh Empire and goddaughter of Queen Victoria who helped lead marches and played up her perceived ‘exoticness’ in order to bring attention to the Suffrage Movement.
Listen to Julie begum On East London Radio