Gabz headlines International Women’s Day event in Stevenage

Hilde Betts, North Herts Association of Women Graduates, Kate Belinis, Stevenage World Forum, and Br

Hilde Betts, North Herts Association of Women Graduates, Kate Belinis, Stevenage World Forum, and Brenda Lowe, peace campaigner - Credit: Archant

A protest over violence against women was held on Saturday.

Live entertainment marked International Women's Day in Stevenage

Live entertainment marked International Women's Day in Stevenage - Credit: Archant

As part of International Women’s Day, people stood on the footbridge linking Stevenage Railway Station with the town centre to protest about violence shown against women.

Live entertainment marked International Women's Day in Stevenage

Live entertainment marked International Women's Day in Stevenage - Credit: Archant

International Women’s Day was started in 1911 and celebrates women’s economic, political and social achievements, as well as recognising struggles faced worldwide.

Live entertainment marked International Women's Day in Stevenage

Live entertainment marked International Women's Day in Stevenage - Credit: Archant

Yesterday (Sunday), there was also an event in Stevenage Town Square, including live entertainment headlined by Britain’s Got Talent finalist Gabz Gardiner.

Organised by Stevenage World Forum, the Inspiring Change event provided information on health and social care issues of interest to women, as well as details on educational and leisure opportunities available in Stevenage.


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Kate Belinis, chairman of Stevenage World Forum, said: “Women’s International Day was celebrated in style this year in Stevenage.

“Sunday was a huge success, enjoyed by all those present - women, young people, families and the many voluntary and public organisations who gave up their time and supported the event.”

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