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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATION IN TORQUAY

By OxfamSDevon  |  Posted: February 22, 2013

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Get inspired – get creative – Get Together!

Join Oxfam for a film event on 8th March 2013 at Torquay Museum, Union Street, Torquay, starting at 19:00. This Oxfam Get Together event will be the showing of the film "The Lady".

The Oxfam South Devon fundraising group and Torbay Film Club have joined forces to celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March, by giving a public showing of the Luc Besson film "The Lady", starring Michele Yeoh as the leading role of Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the Burmese opposition.

The film will be presented by Elizabeth Raikes, former Chief Executive of Torbay Council and current Non-Executive Director of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

Tickets are on sale at the Oxfam shop on Union Street, Torquay: £6 or £5 for Torbay Film Club members.

The majority of people living in poverty are women.  Get Together raises money for Oxfam's work transforming the lives of women around the world who are experiencing poverty, discrimination, domestic violence and a lack of education.  Oxfam helps women reclaim their rights and make their voices heard; from helping girls access schools in Burkina Faso to supporting women farmers in Ethiopia to become entrepreneurs and provide for their families.

Phil Vandenhove, volunteer with the Oxfam South Devon fundraising group: "The Get Together campaign is a fantastic opportunity to help bringing greater equality for women around the world. This event will be able to raise money and support Oxfam in their work."

Elizabeth Raikes, said: "I am honoured to have been asked to introduce this film.  It is more than half a century since women started burning their bras but how much have women achieved and what has really changed?  I would like to think that the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her achievements can be an inspiration for women today to not be afraid to dare to dream and realise their potential."

www.oxfam.org.uk/gettogether

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  • OxfamSDevon  |  February 26 2013, 1:06PM

    this event has now sadly been cancelled

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