The trivialization of women's lives and the lack of assistance for women at risk of femicide in Brazil
Glenda is a founding member along with Sekeena Kydd of Preston Windrush Generation & Descendants UK – PWGD UK which was founded to see firstly who else was experiencing what Sekeena was going through! Also that this was about the descendants and children of the Windrush Generation. This group is for all people affected by the Windrush Scandal.
Since the 23rd of March 2019, Sekeena and Glenda have continually research and investigate the Windrush Scandal, reading, watching videos, in touch with many of the Windrush Community Organisations in the UK . Have more knowledgeable and continue to share found information and how the Windrush scandal and other issues affecting the people in Preston and the UK can deal with issues should they arise.
I speak on issues relevant to both refugee and asylum seeker communities and on disparities between classes affecting people now
I will also be bringing THE WORLD PEACE TREE
The World Peace Tree: Interactive 3D Tree:
Was created as a symbol of unity. Its image is universal and invokes a peaceful loving energy. With the Tree. People can add messages of solidarity, peace, Unity and Hope about any subject in relation to the world and their community.
ENGAGING WOMEN OF COLOR TO ADVANCE PEACE, SECURITY AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION
How can we bring the perspectives and experiences of more women of color into the work that governments and civil society do to enhance all aspects of peace and security. How would the tasks assigned to defence services and the objectives and outcomes of conflict transformation be different if the strategies and decisions were in the hands of more young women and women of colour from different communities and ethnicities with a range of experiences of conflict and violence?
N. G. Chansa was born in Zambia, and raised on a council estate in Warwickshire. The last five and half years have taken her on a journey from being pregnant and homeless to currently taking baby steps into setting up 'Afro-Deity'- a new small, grassroots business that she envisions becoming a Fempire, with the main aim of raising Black Female Consciousness, through ethical business and philanthropy. As a new member of the Bradford community and Mother of two young children she looks forward to bringing her unique insights and ideas to the FiLiA panel.
Yağmur Uygarkızı is a member of Radical Girlsss. She has translated and written articles on prostitution and is particularly interested in misogynistic practices that receive the indulgence of the public. When she swims she thinks of Amnesty International to go faster.
Sharena Lee is an Author of Testing times, Broken Chains and Unapologetic
She is also a very passionate poet from Bradford, West Yorkshire
Who writes poetry about her own personal life, current environmental issues, social stigmas, homelessness, poverty and discrimination? She speaks openly about her past and the struggles she had to endure. She found her voice and encourages others to find theirs through poetry and self-expression.
She shares her love of spoken word through performance art and has contributed immensely the past 2 years, she is an uprising voice in Bradford, spreading her empathy and love of poetry in her local community.
Sharena has recently being associated with Kala Sangam (The artist takeover) Bradford Festival, Bradford Literature Festival, and BBC radio 4
The south square arts centre, Mend, Saltaire festival, Ilkley Lit festival, Bradford Libraries, Leeds Lieder, BBC Leeds, Drystone radio, Bcb Radio,
She has facilitated Spoken word events and has worked closely with schools delivering Poetry workshops.
Sharena will be performing her poem Women of this Earth
Megan Armitage is a 19-year-old University student from Halifax. She is the great-granddaughter of Bradford Suffragette Lilian Armitage who was arrested and sentenced to 14 days in Royal Holloway Prison for storming Parliament in February 1907.
Megan has recently taken a more avid interest in her family history, attending the Bradford Heritage Day’s celebration of pioneering women, where in her great-grandmother was celebrated. She also attended and spoke at the Bradford Council Meeting in which it was decided that a street in the Manningham area be named ‘Lilian Armitage Close’.
We will hear from a number of Women who will briefly share their words with us.
VANDANA APARANTI speaking on ‘caste and gender based atrocities’
KAKA VERDADE from the ELAS Women’s Fund, Brazil
HOUZAN MAHMOUD will speak on the current situation for Kurdish Women
LAILA HASAN from Women in Hebron will be joining us
BRACHA BARAD Kulan
ROBINA AKTER was a Rohingya refugee from Myanmar. Her family fled to Bangladesh and she spent several years in the camps of Bangladesh.