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Women's day centres on violence

PUBLISHED: 15:39 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:31 23 August 2010

A PARLIAMENTARY candidate will use International Women s Day to highlight the fight to end violence against women and girls. Kathryn Smith, Labour and Co-operative candidate for Gravesham, is due to hold a coffee morning on Monday at the Overcliffe, Grav

A PARLIAMENTARY candidate will use International Women's Day to highlight the fight to end violence against women and girls.

Kathryn Smith, Labour and Co-operative candidate for Gravesham, is due to hold a coffee morning on Monday at the Overcliffe, Gravesend, to mark the event.

This year the day, which is held to celebrate the achievements of women, past, present and future, will focus on women who suffer violence during war, home life or in the workplace.

She said: "I have been long time campaigner against violence to women and equality for women. As a member of the Council of Europe Congress, I signed the pledge urging Britain and all European countries to take action against violence to women and especially to stop sex slave trafficking.

"For me, the most worrying aspect about equality for women across the world is that it has been shown that women do two-thirds of the world's work, receive 10 per cent of the world's income and own 1 per cent of the means of production. March 8 is our time to celebrate our achievements and campaign for more."

The event runs from 10.30am to 12.30 and places are limited. To book call 01474 534395 or e-mail Kathryn@graveshamlabour.co.uk.

She is also due to attend the Milton Road Methodist Church, Gravesend, for a special Women's Day of Prayer at 2.30pm tomorrow.

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