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International Women's Day

Published: Wed 9 Apr 2014

International Women's Day on March 8th was celebrated by wearing green and purple ribbons and donations for cakes and treats. We raised over £50 for FORWARD (Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development, a charitable organisation working to promote the rights and health of African immigrant and refugee communities including supporting women affected by female genital mutilation.

More information about FORWARD can be found here: http://www.forwarduk.org.uk/

World Social Work Day is an increasingly important event in the social work calendar. To mark the event this year we invited Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults in England. Lyn talked to an audience of students, educators and social work practitioners about her role and social work solutions to social and economic crises.  The session ended with an interactive panel discussion involving Lyn, Alec Porter from Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Geraldine Graham from the Division of Social Work and Social Care and Eliza Clayton, a final year student on the BA Social Work. This was a very successful event and we are hoping that Lyn will visit again in the future.