Young Women's Alliance News and Events

NAWO YWA - Understanding the New Bill of Rights

Understanding the New Bill of Rights

Join NAWO YWA on April 25th for a facilitated discussion on the new UK Bill of Rights!
Our speaker, Paridhi Singh, will help us better understand the current human rights regime and what might change as a result of the new legislative developments.
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Young Voices #CSW67

Young Voices: technology, rural girls and interesting emergencies #CSW67

The voices of young women #CSW67
March 8th 9.45–11.00 EST
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Happy International Workers Day!🤍

Today is a great day to Meet the Team behind Evolve. We want to take this moment to acknowledge and celebrate your invaluable contributions to the workforce.

At Evolve, we strongly believe in empowering women to excel in their careers and pursue their professional passions.

#InternationalWorkersDay #MeetTheTeam #EmpoweringWomen
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On this day, 30th April, 1926, Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to earn a pilot's licence died.

After graduating from high school, Coleman enrolled in Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University in 1910 but had to drop out because she didn’t have the money to pay for school. In 1915 she moved to Chicago to live with her brother and attend college.

Coleman initially planned to study medicine, but she was unable to afford the tuition. She took a job as a manicurist instead. When her brother John returned from fighting in France during World War I, he told stories of the freedom that women overseas enjoyed. They could be pilots, he said. That sparked Bessie’s new dream: to be an aviatrix.

She saved up money and applied to U.S. flight schools. But every school rejected her because she was Black and a woman.

She decided to learn French so she could attend a school in France.

In 1920 she enrolled in the Cauldron Brothers’ School of Aviation in Le Crotoy, France. She earned her international pilot’s licence on June 15, 1921, within a year of enrolling.

Coleman became the first black woman to earn an international pilot's licence. Afterward she studied stunt flying across Europe.

She returned to the United States and began performing in air shows. She was a popular attraction, and her daring stunts thrilled audiences.

She died in a plane crash caused by a loose wrench lodged into her plane's engine controls. The plane went into a spin and then a dive from which she was unable to recover control, she was just 34 years old.

But her courageous feats of flight have inspired a fleet of Black women pilots who came after her.
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Understanding Harmful Practices & Safeguarding Measures

🗓️ Wednesday 1st May
⏰ 5:15-6:45pm
📍Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, KCL Guy’s

Our Harmful Practices Training Officer, Nasima, will deliver a workshop and raise awareness on how clinicians can safeguard patients who may be dealing with gendered violence including FGM, ‘honour’ based violence and others.

The workshop is open to ALL healthcare students and is a valuable learning opportunity to reflect on many relevant modules including ethics, patient care, and situational judgment and response.
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On May 2nd, 2024, the UK will host local, mayoral, and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections.

Despite women's expertise through lived experience, their voices are often sidelined in decision-making, reinforcing the perception of politics as a boys' club. At WRC, we're committed to amplifying women's voices in crucial decisions. That's why we've crafted an election toolkit, empowering grassroots organisations to engage fully in the upcoming elections.

Download it here:
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April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month! At Girls Inc., we believe in educating girls with the knowledge and skills they need to become financially independent. Let's work together to equip girls with the confidence to break barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create a more equitable and prosperous future for all. #FinancialLiteracyMonth #strongsmartbold ... See MoreSee Less

Are you a gender equity advocate looking for an opportunity to build a better world for women and girls?

Discover the transformative power of a Zonta membership and hear from our current members about the positive impact their contributions have made. By joining an international organization like Zonta, you can be part of a global community working towards achieving gender equality. Let's #AddYourVoice to create a better world where women's rights are human rights at!
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