International Women's Day 2018

International Women's Day is celebrated on the 8th of March and marks both the progress made by women and work that is required to move further towards equality.

This year, in the UK, we are marking the Representation of the People Act 1918, which was passed on the 6th of February 1918 and gave the first women the right to vote, albeit with restrictions. Whilst we have much to celebrate, there is much more to do in terms of reducing gender inequalities locally, nationally and globally. The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2018 is #PressforProgress, which emphasizes that work needs to be done to accelerate progress towards equality.

#Metoo anthology cover   #Metoo Anthology 06 March 2018 19:00 (Drinks 18:30) Keele Hall, University Common Room #MeToo spread virally in October 2017 on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment. It followed soon after the public revelations of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein. claude cahun   Film Screening of "Playing a Part: the Story of Claude Cahun" 07 March 2018 The screening will start at 12:00 Media Building, Keele Playing a Part explores the life and work of Claude Cahun (1894 –1954), one of the greatest, yet almost forgotten, 20th century photographers with movement sequences devised by choreographer Lea Anderson. Body Image   Film Screening "Embrace" 08 March 2018 18:30 Room 0.015 Huxley Building EMBRACE is a documentary made as part of the Body Image Movement to redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty. artskeele   Dr Ceri Morgan and Professor Dominic Janes Lecture and Q & A 14 March 2018 18:00 CBA 0.60, Chancellor's Building, Keele University Dr Ceri Morgan: Spectacular sexualities in the work of Josée Yvon
Professor Dominic Janes: Of men and mannequins: bending gender in interwar Britain