International Women's Day Event


The Safety of Women in Cities

A joint event for International Women’s Day 2022

Date: Tuesday 8th March

Time: 4-6pm followed by a drink’s reception

Location: Apothecaries Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ

Cost: Free to attend

Women and girls around the globe face issues of safety in their cities on a daily basis. From the rise of sexual harassment to being safe online, it is important that policy makers do all they can to ensure that cities become a safe space to be female. The Medical Women’s Federation will be joining with The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries to host an event aimed at exploring the issue of safety for women in cities. The event will take place on the 8th March 2022, International Women's Day, between 4 – 6pm at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries Hall. We will hear from Dr Fiona Wilcox who will discuss her reflections as a coroner; Dr Christina Dale who will reflect on what international crisis management can tell us; Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones will explore online safety; and Professor Karim Brohi will give an overview of violence in cities with a focus on gender-based violence in London. The event will be opened by Alison Gowman, Sherriff of the City of London, and will be chaired by the MWF President, Professor Chloe Orkin, and the Master of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, Professor Jane Anderson.

The event will be followed by an optional drink’s reception and canapes. Please note, while we intend for this event to take place at the Apothecaries Hall, if COVID-19 restrictions worsen, the event will take place on an online platform instead.

To register for the event, please click here.

*We will follow the COVID-safe protocol: The wearing of masks inside the venue is compulsory and you will be required to show a COVID-19 pass.  We ask delegates to do a lateral flow test on the day and only to attend if it is negative.

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