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  • Date and time: Saturday 2 March 2019, 12.15pm to 4.30pm
  • Location: Marriott Room, York Explore Library, Museum Street, York
  • Audience: Open to Open to all
  • Admission: Free admission, booking recommended

Event details

York International Women's Week event

Welcome to an afternoon of short talks about women’s lives locally and globally, from York’s Centre for Women’s Studies.

Hear about Algerian girl YouTubers, Chinese older women street dancing, beauty ideals in Malaysia, Thailand & UK, #MeToo in the US, gender-based violence, masculinities, work issues for Chinese & Nigerian women, menstruation in Kenya & UK; and end by sharing what feminism means to us locally and around the world.

Event is free and open to all. Tickets available here, or on the door (depending on availability). All welcome to join the full event or attend individual panels of talks.

For more details about the event and all talks, please visit our website:



12.15pm: Welcome and introductions

12.20 - 12.50pm: 
Panel 1: Lipstick and Dancing

  • Your lipstick is more powerful than you know: why beauty (still) matters (Jamie Khoo)
  • Middle aged/older women and plaza dancing in urban China: Sisterhood and community (Li Sheng)

12.55 - 1.40pm:
Panel 2: Telling New Stories

  • Researching young Algerian women on YouTube (Fatima Habib-Zahmani)
  • Fat women need romance, too!: Representation of fat women and heterosexual romantic relationships in Thai ‘fat romance’ novels (Yanisa Khumwongdee)
  • “[I] became an activist voice” (Collins, 2018): What Tumblr means to me (Antonia Fox)

1.45 - 2.15pm:
Panel 3: Women, Work and Identity

  • Nigerian women’s experiences of immigration and employment (Joy Ogbemudia)
  • The dilemma of Chinese ‘leftover women’ at work (Siyuan Dong)

2.20 - 2.50pm: 
Panel 4: Masculinities Through Women’s Voices

  • What does #MeToo mean for masculinity? (Nicole Froio)
  • Bloody Men: Menstrual taboos and attitudes in the UK and East Africa (Bethany Suggett)

2.55 - 3.15pm: 
Panel 5: Strategies to tackle gender based violence (GBV) in newly arrived ethnic minority communities in the UK

  • A talk by Rachel Alsop

3.15 - 3.30pm: Refreshment break

3.30 - 4.30pm: 
Open-Mic Performance: Feminism: Is it the same everywhere?

  • This activity will give voice to different feminist perspectives from around the world, and you're invited to join in!