Womankind Worldwide and Bloomsbury join forces on 11th October to mark the fifth anniversary of International Day of the Girl.
Girls face discrimination and violence every day across the world. The United Nations set up International Day of the Girl in 2011 to focus attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
Join our panel of influential feminist writers Reni Eddo-Lodge, Daisy Buchanan and Ann Morgan as we celebrate women and girls, look at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential and reflect on what it means to be a girl in the UK today. Each member of the panel will be reading a piece from their favourite female writer and discussing why it’s relevant for championing girl’s rights and feminism.
The evening will begin with an informal drinks reception with the speakers, followed by a chance to hear how Womankind are encouraging girl-led activism across the world, before joining the talk and Q&A with our esteemed panel of writers and leaders of feminist thinking.
The event will be chaired by Harriet Minter.
All profits from the event will support Womankind’s work.
In no country in the world do women enjoy the same rights or opportunities as men. Every day women and girls face discrimination, poverty and violence just because they are female. Womankind is working to change that.
Since we were founded 27 years ago Womankind has helped more than 18 million women and their families. We support women to transform their lives and their communities by working in partnership with women's rights organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
We aim to:
- End to violence against women and girls
- Increase women’s civil and political participation
- Make sure women have equal access to and control over economic resources
UK Registered Charity No. 328206
Reni Eddo-Lodge is a writer, journalist and feminist, widely published in The New York Times, The Times, The Voice, The Pool, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, Stylist, Dazed and Confused, Inside Housing and New Humanist. Her first book, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, is out with Bloomsbury in early 2017.
Daisy Buchanan is an award winning author, journalist and broadcaster who contributes regularly to titles including Glamour magazine, Marie Claire, The Times, The Telegraph, and The Pool. She's Grazia magazine's resident agony aunt, writing the Dear Daisy column. Her online dating guide Meeting Your Match was published by Carlton in 2015, and her new book, How To Grow Up, a funny, confessional guide to surviving and making sense of adulthood, will be published by Headline in Spring 2017.
Ann Morgan is a writer and editor. Her first book, Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer, grew out of a project she undertook in 2012 to spend a year reading a book from every country on Earth. She continues to blog about international literature at ayearofreadingtheworld.com. Her debut novel, Beside Myself, was published by Bloomsbury in January 2016..
Harriet Minter is a journalist, speaker and future author. She founded and edited the Guardian's Women in Leadership section, which focussed on women in the workplace, and is a columnist for Psychologies magazine. She's written for publications including The Times, Huffington Post and The Pool. She is a regular speaker on women's rights, the future of work, and digital media. In the past two years she's given two TED Talks, and outside of work her passions include high heels and big boats - just not together.