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2017 is here!

We will be celebrating International Day of the Girl 2017 by partnering up with two of our favourite local organisations, Norwich Millennium Library and Cinema City.

11/10/2017

We are delighted to be hosting a film screening of the wonderful film Girlhood (Bandes de Filles) followed by a Q+A with activist Dolly Ogunrinde.

Tickets available here.

About the film:
Dropping out of school, teenager Marieme (Touré) hooks up with three other girls in a loose-knit gang. Soon they are embarking on a spree of minor theft, drug-dealing and spirited high jinks in and beyond the soulless Parisian suburb where they all live. For them it’s all about identity, freedom and youthful empowerment

 

About Dolly:

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Dolly Ogunrinde is a feminist and activist. She was the former Women’s Officer at the University of East Anglia where she was awarded the Inspirational Woman Student of the year award by the National Union of Students. Now she currently works with underprivileged young people in South London as well as campaigns with Sisters Uncut.

14/10/2017

We’re pairing up with the library hosting a special storytime for younger children at 10.30am, featuring stories with strong female characters. Storytime is aimed at children six and under and be sure to arrive 15 minutes early to collect your ticket from staff in the Children’s Library.

You’ll also have the chance to add words and pictures to our ‘Inspirational Women’ graffiti wall – so tell us all about women who have inspired you in your life! This is open to all and will be located on the ground floor of the main library!

About us…

ABOUT DAY OF THE GIRL NORWICH

“Help galvanise worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”

We are an inclusive group who work with all sections of the community to address and advocate for girls rights locally, nationally and globally. We particularly encourage boys to be part of this conversation because they are crucial in helping to make the world a fairer and safer place for girls.small logo

We can offer a range of workshops and other activities for schools and community groups. If you would like to speak to us about this then please get in touch via the contacts page.

What we do                     Why a day?                                           Get involved

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Our brilliant logo has been designed by local illustrator, Gemma Correll. You can see more of her fantastic work by visiting her website: www.gemmacorrell.com

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Day of the Girl Norwich is: Tori Cann, Sarah Godfrey, Helen Warner and Erica Horton.

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. To whom it may concern,
    I was wondering if you need any volunteer helpers to help with this event? I am available to help on the Saturday if so?
    Best wishes,
    Annabel

  2. Hi, This is a great idea. I hope the event went well. Are any Soroptimist Clubs involved?
    Soroptimist International (SI) is a worldwide organisation for women who want to make a difference to lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. We have representative status at the UN. Our strap line is Educate, Empower and Enable

    I am a member of SI Harrogate and District. I would be really interested in hearing more about how you set this up as it is something we may be interested in emulating in Harrogate.

    For your information,Yorkshire Soroptimists are currently involved in a ‘Loves me Loves me not’ book mark campaign to encourage girls and young women to think about healthy relationships and avoid domestic abuse. We are working with schools and other agencies and have received external funding to take this initiative forward.

  3. hi there,
    First of all, this is amazing! What a shame I knew nothing about this event until it was too late 😦
    My 10.5 year old daughter has written a review on Facebook about suffragettes and we have been asked to approach you re using it in your online literature. Megan, my daughter, would be very happy to do this. Let me know what we should do. Many thanks for your interest!
    Jackie

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