This month Womenzone looks at the achievements of women throughout the world as part of the celebrations taking place for this year’s centenary International Women’s Day on March 8th. Organised by Including Women, Saheli Women’s Group, Birmingham Link, Midland Heart, Balsall Heath Children’s Centre. Ashiana Community Project, St. Paul’s Community Development Trust and Heart of Birmingham Primary Care Trust, this year the theme for the event is ‘Inclusion’.
The recent funding cuts and their effects upon services for women and their families are discussed in two articles, which highlight some of the issues. Salheli Women’s group go on to celebrate their recent Social Enterprise Mark status, which highlights their commitment to ethical business. For those women who have thought about committing some of their valuable time to volunteering Dina Choudhury talks about why volunteering in the third world can make a huge impact.