Dialogue Society Leicester Branch Celebrates International Women’s Day

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

Dialogue Society Leicester Branch 2 Swan Street, LEICESTER, LE3 5AW

Claire Morsman

Founder, Morsbags

Gill Taylor

Women's Aid Leicestershire

Ikram Butt

White Ribbon

Malka Al-Haddad

Genocide in Iraq Campaign

Tehmina Kazi

British Muslims for Secular Democracy

The Dialogue Society Leicester Branch would like to invite you to celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday 13th March 2016. Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. There is much to celebrate, and still much ground to be fought in the bid for greater gender parity. This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is ‘Pledge for Parity’, encouraging everyone to pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly. This event will take a look at six inspirational people working hard in the world to achieve those goals.

The full day event will run between 11am-5pm, starting with a chance to socialise over food at lunch. Then we will turn to our 6 speakers: Ikram Butt, Gill Taylor, Malka Al-Haddad, Seval Gokce, Claire Morsman and Tehmeena Kazi. The women will be speaking across three different panels where you will have the chance to interact with them directly. They will be talking on a variety of subjects including different ways of getting involved in impactful community cohesion projects, difficulties encountered as a female in leadership in male dominated environments, and the government’s extremism agenda and its effect on women and girls in the UK. 

The event will include live music, stalls, and will feature a few exciting surprises.

To download the event’s poster, click here.


  • 11:00   Networking & Open Buffet lunch/refreshments
  • 12:50   Introduction by Dialogue Society
    • Panel 1
    • Panel 2
    • Panel 3 
  • 16:50-17.00 Closing remarks

Tehmina Kazi will talk about how the Government’s Prevent Violent Extremism Agenda has developed a poor reputation among the Far-Left. Tehmina Kazi debunks some of the myths surrounding it, and gives positive examples of how it has helped women and girls in educational settings.

Gill Taylor will talk on the experience of women and Domestic violence in the UK, including recent cuts in services, effects of the austerity agenda and the need for continuing services.

Claire Morsman will talk about Morsbags: A positive tale of Guerrillas in the Mist.

Seval Gokce will talk about the difficulties encountered as a female executive director ın a male dominated environment and how to overcome them.