Glenys Kinnock to visit Stroud as part of International Women's Day celebrations
WOMEN of Stroud are invited to dance in protest of violence against women.
The event is part of One Billion Rising - a global campaign by women, for women, to end violence and for justice and gender equality.
"All over the world women have been dancing in support of oppressed women," said Jo Smith, who has organised the event.
Stroud's own One Billion Rising dance will take place on the Sub Room Forecourt at midday tomorrow (Saturday March 9) as part of the celebrations for International Women's Day.
"We hope women in the area will come and join us and show their support in ending gender inequality," said Jo.
To commemorate International Women's Day writer and founder of the One Billion Rising movement, Eve Ensler, will be reading her poem Rising - written primarily for the women of India.
Glenys Kinnock MEP, Jan Royall, Labour leader of the House of Lords, television producer Sue Birtwistle and writer Alice Jolly will all address a question and answer session at the Old Town Hall at 12.30pm.