Coventry to celebrate International Women’s Day with inspirational event showcasing stories from newly arrived women

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”

Coventry are set to celebrate International Women’s Day this week with an event that will give a platform to stories from newly arrived women to the country.

The event will take place on Friday the 9th of March from 1pm to 2pm at the ST Peter’s centre and looks to encompass the iconic line that “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”

The event will showcase refugee, asylum seekers and migrant women who will tell their inspirational stories to a keen audience.

International Women’s Day dates back to the early 1900s from when it was first recognised and is now celebrated globally every year on the 8th of March.

Marches, talks and performances occur all around the world during the week leading up to the iconic day and showcase the amazing work women have accomplished throughout history. This year’s celebration will have even greater meaning for people of the UK with it aligning with the 100 year anniversary of the historic suffragette movement.

CRMC are the organisation putting on the International Women’s Day celebration in Coventry that will feature stories from newly arrived women.

Reem Doukmark is the Community Participation Officer and a key event organiser for the celebration and spoke to us about the importance of the event.

“Our International Women’s Day event is all about bringing women together from different communities in a safe and welcoming space, so that they can make friends and learn about new cultures.

“This is all part of our wider aims as a charity, which is to support newly arrived people to rebuild their lives, supporting their integration into the city’s local communities and encouraging them to contribute fully to the life of Coventry; all while in safety and with dignity.”

For more details about the event you can click here. Further, Doukmark has encouraged anyone who wants to get involved to do so.

“We are still after a few female volunteers to support the event on Friday. If you know of anyone that would be interested in helping, please email”


Billy Hodder 

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