International Women's Day

As part of Aston’s year on Gender Progress and Power, Aston will be holding an International Women’s Day fair on Thursday, 5th March to celebrate gender in a variety of cultures through institutions and societies.

Organisations from across Birmingham will attend the fair at the Aston Student Guild from 11.30am to 2.30pm to raise awareness of gender and to highlight the different roles women represent in society. Over 20 institutions will have stalls or displays at the fair including Breast Cancer Care, Women in Music, Aromatherapy and Fair Trade Design.

Among the organisations attending is Concrete to Coriander, a local voluntary group whom from their own success, promote the benefit of allotment gardening to Asian women and other under-represented groups.

The purpose behind International Women’s Day, part of Aston’s series of events for Gender, Progress and Power, is to encourage gender equality in employment and higher education, including raising awareness of contemporary gender issues.

Other events taking place to promote Gender, Progress and Power at Aston will include high profile seminars, gender-related films and exhibitions taking place throughout the year. 


For further information please contact Alex Earnshaw on 0121 204 4549



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