Journée de la Femme

International Women’s Day 2017 will be held on Wednesday 8th March, with activities taking place from 27th Feb – 19th March.

The World Economic Forum predicts that gender disparity will not be completely eradicated until the year 2189. So this year’s theme, Be Bold for Change, is calling on all women, and all men, to help forge a better, working world; a more inclusive, gender-equal world, now.

With many events across the region, now is your chance to be a leader within your own sphere and participate in purposeful collaboration to enhance the roles and rights of women around the world.


27th February – 10th March Maison du Bas Vernet, Perpignan Arts au Féminine: professional and amateur art exhibition
Tuesday 28th February 9am – 5pm Maison du Bas Vernet, Perpignan La Santé pour Toutes: free health screening and well-being advice
Wednesday 1st March 9am – 12pm Maison de Saint Martin, Perpignan Cutur’elles: creative workshops
Wednesday 1st March 3pm Masion du Bas Vernet, Perpignan Cutur’elles: poetry and readings
Thursday 2nd March 2pm-4pm Institut Jean Vigo, Perpignan Evolution of Women’s Rights: short film screenings and debate
Friday 3rd March 9am – 4pm Across Perpignan Sport is not just for Men: initiation to various sports (dance, boxing, gym etc.)
Friday 3rd March 6pm Stade Jules Sproglia Football match: Perpignan Student Nurses take on the Perpignan Espoirs team
Monday 6th March 9am – 5pm Across Perpignan Time for Her: learn to pamper yourself with make up, hair dressing and other beauty workshops
Tuesday 7th March 2pm – 4pm Ceméa 66, Perpignan Jobs for Her: information and workshops on finding your place in the professional world
Wednesday 8th March Céret A New Look: a whole day of activities, beginning with a parade from Tin’s to the Salle de l’Union from 8.45am-9.15am.
Wednesday 8th 6pm Hotel Pams, Perpignan Littérature au féminin: carte blanche for 3 female authors- Anne Nicoleau, Jessica Berej and Nicole Yrle
Wednesday 8th March 7pm Casa Musicale, Perpignan Notes des Femmes: a concert against discrimination
Wednesday 8th March 8pm Palais des Congrès, Perpignan Sois belle et tais-toi pas (Be pretty and don’t shut up). One-woman theatre performance.
Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th March Cinéma Jaurès, Argelès sur Mar Femmes et Toiles.  Film festival on the theme of ‘Women in Cinema’. 10 screenings alongside conferences and exhibitions. Find out the full programme here.
Tuesday 14th 5.30pm Librarie Torcatis, Perpignan Invisibility of Women: conference and debate.
Sunday 19th 3pm Salle des Fêtes, Bages Conference : presentation of the new book, Résistante un jour, résistante toujours by Mireille Delfau; speech on secularism and the rights of women. Closing concert by Aimé Alberty.


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