#InternationalWomensDay2018: Multi-faith women’s network celebrate in Ilford
PUBLISHED: 11:30 15 March 2018
Dozens women from the borough’s Punjabi community came together to celebrate International Women’s Day in Ilford.
Seventy-five women from Gants Hill Women’s Interfaith Network gathered at the Tabla Restaurant, in High Road, on March 7.
Among the three guest speakers attendees were treated to was the Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Linda Huggett.
One the topics of discussion was the legacy of Sikh Princess Sophia, granddaughter of Maharaja Ranjit Singh who ruled in the northwest Indian subcontinent in the 19th century.
The princess fought for women’s voting rights.
Dr Sudarshan Kapur, who has chaired the network for nine years, said: “All the three speakers were very empowering.
“They inspired us a lot.”
After a three course meal, the guests enjoyed two hours of dancing and singing to a DJ.
IWD, celebrated since the early 1900’s, is a call to action for gender equality with this years’ theme titled “#PressforProgress.”
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