Event to mark International Women's Day in Walthamstow

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

The Waltham Forest Women's Network is holding an evening of entertainment and fun activities to mark International Women's Day next month.

It takes place on Saturday March 9 at Walthamstow Academy in Billet Road between 6pm and 9.30pm.

Activities and entertainment include belly dancing, Zumba exercise and Bollywood dancing, with attendees invited to join in.

There will also be a range of stalls, a henna artist and a raffle, while dinner will be provided.

Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for under 12s and free for those aged under five.

Men are not allowed to attend.

Call 07855 854 671 or email  info.wfwn@gmail.com for more information.

International Women's Day is on March 8.

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6:17pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Brisbane says...

How incredibly sexist.
How incredibly sexist. Brisbane
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7:04pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

'Men are not allowed to attend'

Why? What happened to equality?

Pathetic in this day and age.

A glorified Hen Night then?
'Men are not allowed to attend' Why? What happened to equality? Pathetic in this day and age. A glorified Hen Night then? Cornbeefur
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9:08pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Techno3 says...

I object to the use of a public building for this kind of blatant sexism. Robin Jones, the Principal & Chief Executive of Waltham Forest College should resign.
I object to the use of a public building for this kind of blatant sexism. Robin Jones, the Principal & Chief Executive of Waltham Forest College should resign. Techno3
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9:11pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Techno3 says...

"At Waltham Forest College we celebrate diversity and will challenge discrimination and harassment. It is only when everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and share their talents, - regardless of gender, race, religion, sexuality, age and disability - that they, and the College, can reach their full potential.

The College is committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different groups.
In order to meet this commitment, the College has published a Single Equality Scheme which includes the priorities together with the Action Plan for the period to 2015.

The action plan is driven by the College’s Equality and Diversity Group through the College’s Schools and Departments.

The first stage of the Equality Act came into force from October 2010 and provides a clear, streamlined single legal framework, combining several pieces of equality law, to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination.

The Equality Act sets out the nine “protected characteristics”:

Age
Disability
Gender
Gender Reassignment
Marriage and Civil partnerships
Pregnancy and Maternity
Race
Religion and belief
Sexual Orientation

The College also has a number of policies and procedures for staff and students which go through an Equality Impact Assessment prior to publication to ensure the policies or procedures do not discriminate against any particular groups of individuals."

The missing words here are "unless you are a man."
"At Waltham Forest College we celebrate diversity and will challenge discrimination and harassment. It is only when everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and share their talents, - regardless of gender, race, religion, sexuality, age and disability - that they, and the College, can reach their full potential. The College is committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different groups. In order to meet this commitment, the College has published a Single Equality Scheme which includes the priorities together with the Action Plan for the period to 2015. The action plan is driven by the College’s Equality and Diversity Group through the College’s Schools and Departments. The first stage of the Equality Act came into force from October 2010 and provides a clear, streamlined single legal framework, combining several pieces of equality law, to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination. The Equality Act sets out the nine “protected characteristics”: Age Disability Gender Gender Reassignment Marriage and Civil partnerships Pregnancy and Maternity Race Religion and belief Sexual Orientation The College also has a number of policies and procedures for staff and students which go through an Equality Impact Assessment prior to publication to ensure the policies or procedures do not discriminate against any particular groups of individuals." The missing words here are "unless you are a man." Techno3
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10:27pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

Techno3 wrote:
"At Waltham Forest College we celebrate diversity and will challenge discrimination and harassment. It is only when everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and share their talents, - regardless of gender, race, religion, sexuality, age and disability - that they, and the College, can reach their full potential.

The College is committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different groups.
In order to meet this commitment, the College has published a Single Equality Scheme which includes the priorities together with the Action Plan for the period to 2015.

The action plan is driven by the College’s Equality and Diversity Group through the College’s Schools and Departments.

The first stage of the Equality Act came into force from October 2010 and provides a clear, streamlined single legal framework, combining several pieces of equality law, to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination.

The Equality Act sets out the nine “protected characteristics”:

Age
Disability
Gender
Gender Reassignment
Marriage and Civil partnerships
Pregnancy and Maternity
Race
Religion and belief
Sexual Orientation

The College also has a number of policies and procedures for staff and students which go through an Equality Impact Assessment prior to publication to ensure the policies or procedures do not discriminate against any particular groups of individuals."

The missing words here are "unless you are a man."
Of course, you can be gay or have a realigned gender but not a 'dirty awful nasty bloke with a thingy.
[quote][p][bold]Techno3[/bold] wrote: "At Waltham Forest College we celebrate diversity and will challenge discrimination and harassment. It is only when everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and share their talents, - regardless of gender, race, religion, sexuality, age and disability - that they, and the College, can reach their full potential. The College is committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different groups. In order to meet this commitment, the College has published a Single Equality Scheme which includes the priorities together with the Action Plan for the period to 2015. The action plan is driven by the College’s Equality and Diversity Group through the College’s Schools and Departments. The first stage of the Equality Act came into force from October 2010 and provides a clear, streamlined single legal framework, combining several pieces of equality law, to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination. The Equality Act sets out the nine “protected characteristics”: Age Disability Gender Gender Reassignment Marriage and Civil partnerships Pregnancy and Maternity Race Religion and belief Sexual Orientation The College also has a number of policies and procedures for staff and students which go through an Equality Impact Assessment prior to publication to ensure the policies or procedures do not discriminate against any particular groups of individuals." The missing words here are "unless you are a man."[/p][/quote]Of course, you can be gay or have a realigned gender but not a 'dirty awful nasty bloke with a thingy. Cornbeefur
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11:07pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Techno3 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Techno3 wrote:
"At Waltham Forest College we celebrate diversity and will challenge discrimination and harassment. It is only when everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and share their talents, - regardless of gender, race, religion, sexuality, age and disability - that they, and the College, can reach their full potential.

The College is committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different groups.
In order to meet this commitment, the College has published a Single Equality Scheme which includes the priorities together with the Action Plan for the period to 2015.

The action plan is driven by the College’s Equality and Diversity Group through the College’s Schools and Departments.

The first stage of the Equality Act came into force from October 2010 and provides a clear, streamlined single legal framework, combining several pieces of equality law, to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination.

The Equality Act sets out the nine “protected characteristics”:

Age
Disability
Gender
Gender Reassignment
Marriage and Civil partnerships
Pregnancy and Maternity
Race
Religion and belief
Sexual Orientation

The College also has a number of policies and procedures for staff and students which go through an Equality Impact Assessment prior to publication to ensure the policies or procedures do not discriminate against any particular groups of individuals."

The missing words here are "unless you are a man."
Of course, you can be gay or have a realigned gender but not a 'dirty awful nasty bloke with a thingy.
Apparently gay men and transgendered self-identified as men would be banned as well.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Techno3[/bold] wrote: "At Waltham Forest College we celebrate diversity and will challenge discrimination and harassment. It is only when everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and share their talents, - regardless of gender, race, religion, sexuality, age and disability - that they, and the College, can reach their full potential. The College is committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different groups. In order to meet this commitment, the College has published a Single Equality Scheme which includes the priorities together with the Action Plan for the period to 2015. The action plan is driven by the College’s Equality and Diversity Group through the College’s Schools and Departments. The first stage of the Equality Act came into force from October 2010 and provides a clear, streamlined single legal framework, combining several pieces of equality law, to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination. The Equality Act sets out the nine “protected characteristics”: Age Disability Gender Gender Reassignment Marriage and Civil partnerships Pregnancy and Maternity Race Religion and belief Sexual Orientation The College also has a number of policies and procedures for staff and students which go through an Equality Impact Assessment prior to publication to ensure the policies or procedures do not discriminate against any particular groups of individuals." The missing words here are "unless you are a man."[/p][/quote]Of course, you can be gay or have a realigned gender but not a 'dirty awful nasty bloke with a thingy.[/p][/quote]Apparently gay men and transgendered self-identified as men would be banned as well. Techno3
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