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Aberdeen Women's Alliance

Aberdeen Women's Alliance logo Aberdeen Women's Alliance (AWA) is the consultative forum for women who live or work in the city, established to ensure two way dialogue between the Council and the women in the city.

Women – individuals and members of women's and community groups are invited to become members. We welcome men who support the principles of the Aberdeen Women's Alliance.

Lead Group Meeting Dates 2013/14

  • 25/11/2013 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • 14/01/2014 - Meeting: Planning for the 8th March International Women's Day 
  • 04/02/2014 - Meeting: Planning for International Women's Day
  • 08/03/2014 - International Women's Day: Launch of Our Women's Heritage Walk at the Town House (by invitation only) at 10am
  • 08/03/2014 - Conversation Cafe in Dining Room 1.30pm: Town House on local women's history. Open event with places to be booked. Please see Aberdeen City Council's What's On pages on websites or Eventbrite to book 
  • 01/04/2014 - Meeting: Planning for Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • 24/06/2014 - Annual General Meeting at 5.30pm in the Town House, Broad Street.

Lead Group Meetings will take place on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm in the Town House, Broad Street and are open to all AWA members.

Dependent care expenses and public transport costs are available.

For further information about becoming a member or about our meetings please contact Norma Grant by email: n_grant17@hotmail.com

A Celebration of International Women's Day 2014

On 8 March in the Town House at 10am, at the Lord Provost George Adam's invitation, Aberdeen Women's Alliance will launch their Women's Heritage Walk of Aberdeen city centre.
Following our involvement with the Mapping Women's Memorial website in February 2013, we felt there are a number of women in Aberdeen who have made an important and significant contribution to the life of our city that we rarely ever hear about. This has inspired a group of ten of us, who are all volunteers to develop the Aberdeen City Centre Women's Heritage Walk.
By coming on the weekly walk during May to September we aim to share the many stories about these great women and their great achievements for the city. We have also included a number of themes of interest to women's lives. These include women and children's health, education and the struggle for the vote.
We have been very fortunate in having the support of Glasgow Women's Library who run a number of Women's Heritage Walks in Glasgow. From last October they ran six sessions for our group in the Central Library for us to develop our walk.
We have also had the Library's helpful staff assist us to dig out any information we have needed. We are also grateful for the Cultural Award we received from Aberdeen City Council's Education, Culture and Sport Committee to meet costs incurred in developing the walk.
For further information about the walk, please see the Council's What's On pages.

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