Calling notice: International Women’s Day activities #BalanceForBetter, Friday 8 March 2019

International Women’s Day activities #BalanceForBetter

Friday 8 March 2019

10am-4pm, Coleg y Cymoedd Nantgarw Campus

Cardiff CF15 7QY

To mark International Women’s Day 2019 (Friday 8 March), Velindre University NHS Trust and UNISON Cymru Wales are hosting in partnership an event looking at women’s history, struggles and successes. This will include:

Exhibition of ‘Wall of Women’ images of #legendarywomen provided by WEN Wales, Draig Enfys, Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Cardiff Story Museum, and others

Panel speakers:

  • David Rees – AM and Chair of the STEM Cross Party Group
  • Norena Shopland – Historian and Author of “Forbidden Lives: LGBT stories from Wales
  • Sahar Al-Faifi – Muslim Engagement and Development.
  • Abi Carter -Remembering Srebrenica
  • Kendall Bromley – UNISON Young Members.
  • Cllr Debbie Wilcox – Newport City Council Leader
  • An Ting – Chinese Art Now


  • Menopause café – providing advice and support in all areas of menopause in the workplace
  • Showing of Velindre’s interview with Robert Webb, on his book How Not to be a Boy – Followed by book club
  • Young worker activities
  • Stalls from local organisations, charities and public sector bodies

UNISON and Velindre spokespeople will be available for interview.

Notes to editors

  • Journalists wishing to attend should advise Alastair Gittins (below), in advance.
  • The joint UNISON Cymru Wales – Velindre University Health Trust event is 10am-4pm, Friday 8 March 2019, at Coleg y Cymoedd Nantgarw Campus, Cardiff CF15 7QY 
  • Eventbrite link to obtain your FREE tickets


Alastair Gittins, UNISON Press Officer on 07816 538397