Belfast, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 21, 2012 -- Several speakers will talk about the condition of women in internationally. Maura Favretto will comment on the situation of women in Italy now, focusing on the portrayal of women in the media.
Kellie Turtle, a feminist and an activist with a background in the history of feminist activism in Northern Ireland, will talk about being a woman in Northern Ireland, with a focus on violence against women titled "The Future of Feminism: The Next Steps on the Path to Equality".
Ariel Killick's talk, "Making the Global Local - Every little bit counts", will focus on the importance of activism and taking action. She will be speaking about her work with iMeasc, a voluntary network of Irish speaking immigrants.
Dr. Maria Deaiana's talk, "Celebrating International Women's Day: If Not Now, When?" will be a celebration of the feminist movement and its rebirth in the last years.
"I am organizing this art exhibit in an effort to raise needed funds for Uganda: Survivor's Initiative's Safe Birthing Project. The mission to help women in developing countries prevent avoidable medical complications during pregnancy, and aid with the delivery of a healthy baby goes a long way to set both mother and baby on a healthier path.
Sponsorships are being sought on various levels and for many aspects of the event. For more information or to volunteer, please visit the website: [http://theshaylerfoundation.org.uk]
The Shayler Foundation
The Shayler Foundation is an international women's human rights organisation which, with the aid of volunteers and grassroots women's organisationsindigenous to the regions being served, will address issues central to their communities including but not limited to reproductive and medical rights, freedom from violence, education and other fundamental human rights. The Shayler Foundation, by providing support, training and resources to sister organisations, will address the concerns of their communities while helping them develop long‐term solutions to ongoing challenges. The Shayler Foundation, by working with professionals and volunteers, is able to help women build lives of dignity, health, security, and self‐sufficiency.