Welcome to "International Women's Month"...

The premier all year round independent comprehensive portal; Celebrating  and highlighting Women's global achievement with profile articles and news, plus e bulletin with vistors special offers.


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All year round, all UK. Concerts, exhibitions, meetings, conferences, performances, theatre...

extended 1st August

Jelly MouldThe Rise of Women Artists charts the progress made by female artists from the 16th century up to the present day. The Walker Art Gallery was ahead of its time in collecting works by women artists, a fact that will be reflected in the scope and diversity of this superb exhibition. The exhibition is displayed ... more

Museum of London Docklands
various events may - july

moldMuseum of London Docklands is housed in a Georgian warehouse steeped in history, once used to store sugar brought over to London by a sugar plantation owner involved in the salve trade. The London, Sugar and Slavery gallery is a thought-provoking examination of London’s involvement in transatlantic slavery. Museum of London Docklands is hosting a programme of events that will examine some of the issues and topics highlighted in the gallery. | more

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12th - 20th June
19th June
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Welcome to Thebes
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Striking the balance
1st Sept
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Monty Mango
every weekend
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June Events

  • Inequality and Millennium Development Goals. Meeting held by Uniting for Peace (a joint Action for UN Renewal and World Disarmament Campaign meeting).
    15th June more
  • Meet a Victorian spice seller. The Victorians loved to spice up their food like many Londoners do today. Come to the Museum of London to meet and hear tales from a Victorian spice seller. 20th June | more
  • Women Power and Politics. Twelve playwrights have written a response to this issue through history to the present day. The plays are presented in two parts, THEN and NOW. 4 JUNE – 17 JULY | more

World City Music Village at Museum of London

wcmvOn 7 July 2010 the Museum of London hosts a concert as part of the London-wide World City Music Village Festival. Inspired by the Museum's newly-refurbished Galleries of Modern London, a unique evening of world music highlights London's global connections. | more

Workshop on Relaxation and Stress Release for the African Caribbean Community.

Saturday 26th June 2-4 p.m. PROMPT START
Centerprise Bookshop, Dalston, East London
Free with purchase of Success Strategies from Centerprise. Places are strictly limited. For more info and to book, contact Centerprise on 0207 254 9632.

Women Power and Politics Special Offer
for International Womens Month website visitors

Thursday 24 June the Tricycle host special evening celebrating the work of international acclaimed Kim Longinotto, a filmmaker renowned for creating extraordinary human portraits and tackling controversial topics with compassion.


Dr. Maya Angelou recites "Still I Rise"

Ongoing Events 09

  • National Museums Liverpool has four wonderful galleries, each with its own distinct themes and world class collections: April – June 2010. | more
  • Extended: THE RISE OF WOMEN ARTISTS. From 16th century to present day - Walker Art Gallery. Works by some of history's most celebrated women artists are featured in a compelling new exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery. until 1 August 2010 more
  • A Sweet Life: Fashion in a Liverpool sugar merchant’s family 9 April 2009 – Spring 2010 at Sudley House more
  • Between the Covers
    Women’s Magazines & their Readers. New exhibition at The Women’s Library Castle St E1 more
  • London’s Burning
    The Great Fire of London 1666 more
  • Diana, Princess of Wales
    at the National Portrait Gallery, London more
News & Features


Articles, tributes, and areas of interest to Women + news updates from other sites...
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Old News Archive by date
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A must watch video - inspirational speech by Michelle Obama when she visited a school in London

All Black Female Flight Crew

Black Female Flight CrewOur African-American women continue to demonstrate professionalism, intelligence and unlimited potential as they contribute to our overall struggle for unlimited freedom, access and opportunity in America . read more

SisterSpeak Online talks with Mia Morris

SisterSpeak Online crossed the Atlantic to connect with Mia Morris, business woman and social entrepreneur with a heart for culture and community. Heralded by many as the 'leading light' for Black Britain, Mia has managed to successfully craft a creative business enterprise while staying true to her heart for service. read more


Mia Morris profiled on www.obv.org.uk

Mia MorrisMia Morris, described as a renaissance woman, has established herself as a leading light in the Black community. OBV profiles this lady on a mission to raise Black awareness...

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  • Naomi Ruth Sims: The Original Black Supermodel Dies aged 61 in the USA. profile
  • HRW 13th International Film Festival:
    Tapologo Film Review, South Africa/Spain
    . more
    Back Home Tomorrow, UK Premiere
  • Make every day International Women's Day read more
  • Do you know the "Sisters in the HOUSE"? more
  • Una Marson Southwark Blue Plaque unveiling more
  • Ethnic diversity in schools reduces discrimination more
  • Special report on Women & Philanthropy: PDF version | web version
  • Mary Peters, born in Liverpool, moved at 11 to Northern Ireland. Through much hard work, and determination, Peters won a gold medal & world record in the pentathlon at the Munich Olympics in 1972... Read On...
  • Emma Goldman belonged to a group of artists, writers, & intellectuals, mostly libertarians, some revolutionaries... united by rejection of bourgeois culture & fervour for causes like socialism, labour movement, sexual freedom, anarchism, & feminism. Read On...
  • United Nations Development Programme:
    Millennium Development Goals. Read On...
  • Louise Michel, French anarchist school teacher, and leader of The Paris Commune. Read On...
  • 100 Black Screen Icons is a unique website that sheds light on 100 of the most significant black personalities in film and television and asks visitors to vote on their favorite in four different categories.


  • On the Pulse of Morning by Dr. Maya Angelou read


  • Oprah's Top 20 Things I Know for Sure... read
  • This was a speech made by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anna Quindlen at the graduation ceremony of an American university where she was awarded an Honorary PhD. more
  • Tips for Life - women only! read

Life is a song - sing it;
Life is a game - play it;
Life is a challenge - meet it;
Life is a dream - realize it;
Life is a sacrifice - offer it;
Life is love - enjoy it:

Sai Baba Gale


Job vacanciesGo to Jobs

  • New: Kick It Out is seeking to appoint an outstanding and committed individual to take on a key new role within the organisation. closing date 24th april | more
New: Network Rail Board to Account
Network Rail

Women in TechnologyWhether you're looking to browse the latest IT jobs, read the latest news for women working in IT or are simply looking for advice on your next career steps, Women in Technology is the place for you.

Opportunities Go to Opportunities

Sainsbury African Galleries

Details of opportunities, funding, competitions, "call for papers", appeals for volunteers, and much more...

  • OWLE50+ This project is for women who are at a crossroads, want to get more out of life, find ways of earning a living, e.g. become self employed, plus workshops in ICT, presentation, | more
  • Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA)The Development Game: Solving Problems and Creating Opportunities for a Stronger Continent (Berlin, 11th – 18th June 2010) | more
  • ‘The Great British Bake Off’. BBC2 would like amateur bakers who can reflect the multicultural nature of Britain’s cuisine through their baking to take part in a new series. Whatever your passion | more
  • Walthamstow International Film Festival 2010
    Call for Entries | more
  • BBC Antiques Master 2010. We’re looking for amateur antiques experts who have the passion, knowledge and experience to compete for the inaugural title of Antiques Master in this exciting new primetime quiz for BBC TWO. | more
  • Looking for African diaspora academic women to offer to act as mentors to PhD students in African universities. | more
  • Lewisham Council wants to hear the voices of parents in local discussion and in decision-making forums in the borough. They particularly want to hear from black and minority ethnic parents and parents of children with disabilities: who are both under-represented at this level. To help parents get involved, the Community Consultants Network is offering a free training programme. | more
  • SCREENING OUR MEMORIES is a year long pilot project funded by Film London through the Digital Film Archive Fund. more
  • The Pink Glove Dance Video | more
  • Nominate a Woman of Outstanding Achievement today! more
  • Artists Professional Developments: Creative and Cultural Skills Professional Development Programme A programme of professional development for people interested in careers in the visual arts and design. more
  • The National Black Women’s Network is collaborating with GLE oneLondon to launch the free Women’s Home Based Business workshop. | info

Details of various training opportunities.
Other related sections Opportunities | Jobs

Business London:
Start Up and Micro Support Programme

Running your own business is becoming increasingly popular with women, as they spot the opportunity to manage their own careers successfully, whilst allowing the flexibility of working hours that suit their lifestyle and family which working for another company might not offer. Free Work Shops more


‘Skills for Life’ training course

  • Are any of your children currently out of work, not in education or training?
  • Are they aged between 16- 18 years and living in Southwark?

A new ‘Skills for Life’ training course will give them business skills, learn about the music industry, improve their Internet marketing skills, boost health awareness and knowledge of self. more




CampaignsThe campaign section looks at currents campaign issues.


Go to Make Female Genital Mutilation History!

alt Save Linda Carty - British grandmother facing execution in Texas | link
Linda Carty was let down by her lawyer and betrayed by the legal system. She desperately needs the women of the world to stand up for her. join the fight



Information Evenings
At Haringey Adoption Service we recognise that adoption is a life long commitment and we aim to support new and existing families before, during and after adoption. | more
  • Hearts to Africa have help to put together a day called “Unlimited Voluntary Community Commitment” when the minimum of 1000 people will help in the Improvements of their villages, public buildings, build eco waste sites and clean drinking water. more
  • Paul Mountain All Age School, Fundraising Project. I am looking for 100 individuals to contribute £10 (more if you wish) to an appeal to raise £1000 to purchase a photocopier for my old school in Paul Mountain, St Catherine, Jamaica. And I want to raise this money by the end of March! Can you help? more
  • Family petition over NHS sickle cell drug ban
    In March 2006, he was diagnosed as suffering from T-Cell Leukemia a cancer of the white blood cells. We need as many people as possible to come forward and join the bone marrow register to give Tomi and many other sufferers a better opportunity to save their lives. More info
Links & Resources


Women's Health, Women & Work, Women & the Law, and much much more... Go to Links



Workshops from Wellplaced Consultancy. Speakers, experts, presentations, resource lists, and workbooks (for schools) and more ... Go to Workshops

  • School and College Presentations - Can include "creative animateurs" - writers, filmmakers, poets etc; Can include "themedays" - e.g. citizenship, first impressions count, work experience preparation day, Black history and experience workshops; etc...
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  • "Mia Morris is one of the most energetic and passionate speaker on a topic which is boundless - the search for truth of the past."
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About IWM

iHistory of IWM, About the IWM website, Profiles, Contacts & so on...
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  • Like our sister site, Black History Month, the International Women's Month website is year round, not just for the month, and aims to support campaigns in the community. This site is developing, so please bear with us. There will be plenty of updates, and new events, and we hope to build this site into an exciting new resource.... Read more


iiWhat people say about IWM & Workshops ...
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  • "Thank you very much for the lovely afternoon. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, I felt very much part of it. I went home so much happier than normal day. I felt part of myself telling me I should get to do something for myself like going back to studying. Also talked about the whole afternoon to my grown up children"


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