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International Women's Day 2024 #IWD2024


Dinner with speakers


10 Nile Street

Brighton BN1 1HW

Time: 7-11pm


This will be a celebratory event with around 50 women and men, speakers and dinner.

Our wonderful friends at Lost In the Lanes have prepared a delicious “garden on a plate”

menu to celebrate in their gorgeous venue in the South Lanes, Brighton.

Fundraising and DJ

There’s no refund on your ticket but you’re welcome to pass the ticket on to someone else, just let us know.


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Atonte Semira, UN Women UK

Atonte Semira

Head of Community, UN Women UK

UN Women is the United Nation’s entity dedicated to gender equality.

We’re honoured to have Atonte with us from the UN Women UK’s head office, to talk about this year’s focus on economic empowerment of women and addressing poverty.

In a world facing multiple crises that are putting immense pressure on communities, achieving gender equality is more vital than ever. Ensuring women’s and girls’ rights across all aspects of life is the only way to secure prosperous and just economies, and a healthy planet for future generations.

Hanan Razek, Speaker, BBC correspondent, photo

Hanan Razek

BBC Correspondent

Hanan Razek is an award winning correspondent with experience from Field Production, Breaking News, Video Journalism and an MA focussed on Global Media and Post-national Communication.

Hanan will tell us about the production of her powerful BBC documentary “Sex for Healing: Uncovering the dark side of the spiritual healing world”, which reveals the hidden world of sexual assault and exploitation of women by men working as religious healers known as “raqi” in Morocco and Sudan.

Hanan will talk about the power of using media to educate and create awareness – and how this can empower women to speak out and create change.

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Jo Godden

Designer with her own ethical swim range RubyMoon

Jo will be sharing her experience as an ethical fashion business owner and her recent success in making the unrecyclable, infinitely recyclable! As well giving us some top tips so that our garment choices can create real impact for women globally.

Jo founded RubyMoon to use her skillset to promote women’s economic and social empowerment globally, whilst turning fashion and textiles into a force for good with positive environmental impact.

Since 2010 over 2020 women and their families have been positively impacted through micro-finance by purchasing Gym To Swim activewear clothing from RubyMoon, which also cleans the ocean of unwanted drift fishnets.

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Mi Elfverson

Founder of The Vlog Academy
Creator of EyeStorm Women and Speak Up Woman!

When Mi created the first EyeStorm Visibility Programme for Women, she never imagined it would grow to an award winning social enterprise with events, training and a video podcast in just a few years.

Now with the groundbreaking Speak Up Woman! speaker training programme and live event for women, EyeStorm Women is supporting even more women to step forward and speak up.

Mi will report on the Gender Equality UK Survey that was launched last year and the shocking – although unfortunately not entirely surprising – result.

Samaneh Savadi, Speaker IWD2023

2023 SPEAKER: Samaneh Savadi

Iranian feminist and gender equality advocate, based in Brighton

I will talk about the everyday resistance of Iranian women and their civil disobedience to fight misogyny and discrimination.
I came to the UK 8 years ago to do my master degree at Sussex university.
I studied International criminal law and then migration studied at Sussex.
I am a founder of Cheragh Academy, an online platform to fight against sexual harassment in the workplace. We design and teach different courses to make the workplace safe for everyone.
I also, in a personal capacity through my social platforms, raise awareness about motherhood and reproductive rights.
Lisa Baskott, Speaker IWD 2023

2023 SPEAKER: Lisa Baskott

Founder of 2nd Line Defence, Chair of the Judicial Diversity Committee SE England, Security Industry Authority (SIA) Licensed door supervisor, based in Hove

I’ll talk about how championing a movement to bring about systemic change within the UK’s front line security industry can help to address society’s response to gender-based violence, by highlighting the fundamental rights of women and vulnerable groups to feel safe on the streets at night.
As part of a commitment to serving her community, Lisa has been a serving Magistrate for 10 years; she sits as a Presiding Justice in both the Adult and Youth Courts in Sussex.
Lisa became a qualified Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensed door supervisor in September 2021. Since then she has worked as part of security teams covering special events at the Hilton Brighton Metropole and The Grand Brighton hotel, including the Labour Party Conference.


The bar is open for you to purchase your own drinks

LOST in the Lane’s ethos is to serve elevated seasonal food from an open kitchen as well as decadent drinks, cocktails and wines, in a stylish relaxed environment.

If you’re new to finding LOST, they’re nestled in the middle of Nile Street, moments from the Town Hall and a short walk to the sea.

LOST’s head chef, Sophie Taverner, designs dishes inspired by the love of bold world flavours, local produce and simple interesting ingredients.


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We look forward to seeing you!

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