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Fri, 10 Mar


Perth Art Gallery

Embrace Equity: International Women's Day Event

Talks and a panel discussion around this year's International Women's Day theme of #embraceequity.

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Embrace Equity: International Women's Day Event
Embrace Equity: International Women's Day Event

Time & Location

10 Mar 2023, 19:00 – 21:00

Perth Art Gallery, 78 George St, Perth PH1 5LB, UK

About the Event

Gender Equality Perth is thrilled to host four local speakers atthis International Women's Day event, on the theme iof #embraceequity. How is equity different from equality? What does an equitable world look like? How can we #embraceequity in our communities? Each of our speakers will speak for about 15 minutes on their experiences of and views on the theme, followed by a Q&A.


Samaira Ali is a volunteer with the Perthshire Welfare Society, supporting minority communities in P&K. She will share her own experiences of being part of a minority community in Scotland, as well of those of the women she works with, speaking on how women with protected characteristics have to work much harder to be heard and recognised.

Hannah Ballantyne is a local author, journalist and business owner with experience of severe mental health problems. She will speak on the limiting nature of fear and how it impacts on our lives and decision-making, aiming to inspire other women and those who have experience of mental health issues to pursue their dreams and goals.

Entrepreneur Hollie Irvine is a Perth native, half Letham and half Muirton. She is a keen writer, a dynamic creative, and a social entrepreneur. Hollie will speak on growing up in P&K as a working class woman; on women and young girls in poverty in the area; and the importance of giving women a voice to tell their own story and represent their views and experience.

Lifelong feminist Nettie Sutherland is retired and a member of the Centre for Inclusive Living. She will speak on the intersecting disadvantages of being a woman, disabled and an older adult. She will discuss inaccurate assumptions made about disabled women and older adult women, and what an equitable world would look like form this perspective.

This is a Gender Equality Perth event. All gender identities are welcome. We strive to make our events as accessible as possible; if you have any accessibility concerns please do get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

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