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10:00 am

Kyra Celebrates International Women’s Week

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Central Methodist Church, Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgate
York, YO1 8NQ
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About: Join us for Kyra’s International Women’s Day celebration: a day of activities, learning, and support. There will be a marketplace of stalls, inspirational speakers, and creative activities to engage and inspire women of all ages and stages of life. Come by to have some fun, meet new people and learn more about the work Kyra does and the support that is available for women in York and surrounding area. Organiser: Kyra Women’s Project: t: 01904 632332; contact@kyra.org.uk; http://www.kyra.org.uk; https://www.facebook.com

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1:00 pm

Detention and enforced disappearances in Syria

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room ARC/014, Alcuin Research Resource Centre, Alcuin College, University of York

Learning from Human Rights Defenders The Syrian government has used enforced disappearances and torture as part of a systematic attack against the civilian population and the opposition since 2011. At least 98,000 persons have been forcibly disappeared in Syria since March 2011, according to the latest report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). As a previous detainee, Joumana Alshtiwi will discuss prison conditions in Syria, focusing particularly on the situation of women. Joumana will discuss her own experience of 10 months in detention, as well as more recent cases, supported by evidence from human rights organisations and individuals working on the ground. Joumana Alshtiwi Joumana Alshtiwi is a Syrian human rights activist and a second year Psychology student at the University of York. She was involved in the Syrian revolution in 2011, at a time when she was a pharmacy student at Damascus University. It was a peaceful uprising for political change after decades of autocratic rule, requesting a better future. The Syrian regime arrested Joumana initially for 3 days in 2012. After her release, she continued with humanitarian activities, helping displaced people get medical assistance and finding housing for them after their houses had been bombed. In 2013, she was arrested again, tortured for 23 days and subsequently disappeared for 9 months by the government. After her release in 2014, Joumana fled to Lebanon as a refugee. There she worked for 2 years as a trainee in a Syrian NGO supporting refugee women. She organized several events about Syria, refugees and detainees. After having arrived in the UK as a refugee and prior to taking up her studies at York, she has organized many events on Syria in Wales.  

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7:00 pm

Film showing: The Kite Runner – Fairtrade Fortnight

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road
York, North Yorkshire YO23 1BW United Kingdom
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Fairtrade Fortnight runs from Monday 24 February to Sunday 8 March with the theme of "She Deserves". The national campaign looks at how cocoa farmers - especially women - are empowered, trained and properly paid through Fairtrade. Film showing: The Kite Runner Venue: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York Timing Friday 6 March Doors open 7pm Talk about Youth and Fairtrade 8pm Film starts In conjunction with South Bank Community Film. Tickets £5 (£4 members)  https://www.clementshall.org.uk/events-and-activities/public-events/south-bank-cinema-club/?fbclid=IwAR0OMxsiIBoXmjJwpcUViq81WuSxme7_H-2G8gl4uOpE2cESBc8SITi0dt4

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