Date
Thursday 08 March 2018
Location
Orion City | Colombo 03 | Kandy | Jaffna

About International Women's day

Collective action and shared responsibility for driving gender parity is what makes International Women's Day successful. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."

Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900's, the first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911. International Women's Day belongs to all communities everywhere - governments, companies, charities, educational institutions, networks, associations, the media and more. Whether through a global conference, community gathering, classroom lesson or dinner table conversation - everyone can play a purposeful part in pressing for gender parity.

So make International Women's Day YOUR day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women.

About the Movie

A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.

Entrance free

When and where

08 March 2018

BRITISH COUNCIL COLOMBO LIBRARY

Event Time:  06.30 p.m. – 08.30 p.m.

08 March 2018

British Council Library in KANDY

Event Time:  03.00 p.m. – 05.00 p.m.

08 March 2018

BRITISH COUNCIL LIBRARY AT ORION CITY

Event Time:  10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

08 March 2018

BRITISH COUNCIL LIBRARY in JAFFNA

Event Time:  04.00 p.m. – 06.00 p.m.

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