Women in Sport

20 November 2012

London

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Sunday 25th November, the East London Fawcett Group is hosting an event to identify the challenges that women face in sport and to celebrate those that have achieved success in this male-dominated industry. With a special screening of Melanie Brown's photofilm, Fighting for Peace: Kabul's Female Boxers, the event is also a fundraiser to support female boxers in Afghanistan.

Fighting for Peace is a 10 minute photofilm which documents three young female Afghan boxers, Sadaf Rahimi, Halima and Shamila, as they struggle to pursue their passion for a male-dominated sport in a patriarchal society.  Funds raised will be used to purchase new sporting equipment and a boxing ring for the girls in Kabul.  It will also contribute to bringing them to the UK where they have been invited to participate in specialist training.

Tickets: £5 Concessions: £2 please email eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com to register

Event Address: Body Studio 89a Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY

Time: 1500 -1700 hrs