IMECE FUNDRAISING CONCERT

IMECE FUNDRAISING CONCERT

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ÇIĞDEM ASLAN AND REEM KELANI Join us for a beautiful evening of enchanting music with two of London’s most exquisite female musicians. All proceeds from the concert will go directly towards IMECE’s work challenging inequality, promoting women’s empowerment and ensuring women can claim and enjoy their rights and achieve independent lives. Ticket are £15.50 and can be purchased here Friday 18 March Saint Luke’s Church West Holloway, London, N7 9RE Refreshments will be available. Çiğdem Aslan is an Istanbul-born singer who sings in many languages and regional styles, including Turkish, Kurdish, Greek, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Roma, and Ladino. Coming from Kurdish Alevi background, in which music is one of the pivotal elements of the culture, she grew up with the rich sounds of her culture and then gradually met with the other sounds of Istanbul and beyond. The singer Reem Kelani was born in Manchester, brought up in Kuwait and lives in London. For Reem as a Palestinian, liberation from oppression and the freedom to celebrate one’s culture are central themes in her work. Reem has given a series of performances in Istanbul and Nusaybin, with her own band, with Kardeş Türküler and with the late, great Selim Sesler. Reem will be accompanied by Al MacSween on piano....
London Premiere of Husband Factor 2- Awakening

London Premiere of Husband Factor 2- Awakening

The Gala event is organised by IMECE Women’s Centre in partnership with BKM. BKM kindly donates the event’s income to IMECE for pursuing its work on promoting healthy relationship. Date: 7 January 2016 Time: 20:00 – 22:00 Address: Cineworld Wood Green, Wood Green Shopping City, Noel Park Road, London N22 6LU   The Event will be attended by leading artists Ezgi Mola and Murat Yildirim and there will be Press Interviews and Question and Answer session following the film screening. Husband Factor 2- Awakening (Kocan Kadar Konus 2- Dirilis) is a continuation of the first film which tells the story of Efsun who seeks true love and a romantic relationship rather than a husband. She goes through a series of funny events when the women in her family who are programmed for marriage start advising her on how to find a...
User Consultation & Annual General Meeting 2015

User Consultation & Annual General Meeting 2015

IMECE WOMEN’S CENTRE CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO Annual General Meeting & User Consultation Friday, 27 November 2015 10:30-15:30 At Mildmay Community Centre Woodville Road N16 8NA Programme includes speakers, discussion, AGM business, music and lunch Crèche will be provided For further information and booking contact reception@imece.org.uk 0207 354...
Conference: Challenging inequalities, Bridging gaps and Ensuring fairness

Conference: Challenging inequalities, Bridging gaps and Ensuring fairness

  16th October 2015, Islington Town Hall, N1 2UD  Islington BAMER Women’s Network held a conference Challenging inequalities, bridging gaps and ensuring fairness on 16th October 2015. Islington BAMER Women’s Network, which was set up jointly by IMECE Women’s Centre, Latin American Women’s Aid and Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation, consists of local BAMER women’s organisations, statutory service providers, local policy makers and commissioners. The conference aimed to enable practitioners and service providers to have an increased awareness of the elements of BAMER and women specialist services in Islington. Over 100 people signed up for the conference but due to limitation of the space we had to turn many of them down. 92 representatives from a wide range of BAMER service providers and key stakeholders took part in the conference. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution made by all our keynote speakers Jeremy Corbyn (MP and Leader of Labour Party) , Maria Larasi (MBE, Executive Director of IMKAAN) and Cllr Asima Shaikh (Executive Member for Economic and Community Engagement) and Lela Kogbara (Assistant Chief Executive, Strategy & Community Partnerships, and Islington Council) who chaired the conference. The conference gave the opportunity for participants to share their views and raise key issues through a question and answer sessions. Conference summary and discussion of future directions Along with many other elements, BAMER Women’s Specialism are defined through, provision of culture and gender centred tailor-made holistic services, expertise knowledge on barriers and issues, commitment to equality and diversity and passion for empowering women from these communities. Islington BAMER Women’s Network is an important vehicle for policy influencing. BAMER women organisations provide a...
The concept of health choice is illusory if you don’t get all the information you need

The concept of health choice is illusory if you don’t get all the information you need

Healthwatch Islington AGM 20 October 2015: Diverse Community Health Voice Project   Feride Kumbasar from IMECE Women’s Centre introduced the Diverse Community Health Voice project. The project aims to get the voices of the most marginalised members of society heard by mainstream agencies. Feride stressed that we don’t only gather information, we also provide information about accessing services. It is important to give as well as take. We want to empower the communities. Feride shared some of the issues that were being raised by the project, for example around the disappearance of health advocates for members of marginalised groups. She added that the concept of choice is illusory if you don’t get all the information you need, or you don’t know how to navigate the system.  ...