WOMEN IN ACTION _ The inclusion Convention Event at the Telegraph Headquarters London-UK

The Inclusion Convention's inaugural  event was powered by and held at the Telegraph's prestigious Headquarters on Thursday 22nd March 2018. 

The Inclusion Convention is an interdisciplinary activist and advocacy 'Think Tank' - dedicated to collaboratively developing solutions on topical issues to drive and shape social-political, cultural and economic developments.

Their founding members are Gulrukh Khan  (Holistic Specialist, Documentary Film Maker, and Chair of the London arm of the Women's Economic Forum), Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (Lawyer and Founder of Women In Leadership publication) and Jacqueline Onalo (Senior Human Rights Lawyer). 

The event was led by their Patrons, Baroness Verma of Leicester and Baroness Burt of Solihull. With a round of 6 panels and 3 keynote sessions, this  inaugural conference focused on the: ‘Institutional Sexual Harassment - Are Institutions Silent Witnesses?’ Drawing action points on disabling the inaction of institutions - which has inevitably created an enabling environment and culture for sexual harassment, they also discussed the possible creation of a regulatory body or Ombudsman to monitor institutional behaviour, with power to reprimand and penalise.

There were many high profile guests including Her Excellency, Mrs Sinha, the wife of the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, 26 speakers included Jane Garvey - BBC Radio 4 Presenter, Sam Smethers - CEO of the Fawcett Society, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah - Co-Founder & Executive Director of UK Black Pride, Marchu Girma - Executive Director Women for Refugee Women, Helen Pankhurst - Care International Senior Advisor,  Sarah Gavron - Film and TV Director, Farrukh Dhondy - Screenwriter and Columnist, Claire Cohen - Telegraph Women Affairs editor, Sophie Walker - Politician & Founding Leader of Women's Equality Party, Stella Creasy MP - Labour Member of Parliament for Walthamstow, Homayra Sellier - Founder and CEO of Innocence in Danger, Rebeca Riofrio - Founder of Art Infusion TV, Taha Kutay -Chair of UK Asian Business Council, Lan Wu - Co-Chair Democrats Abroad UK, Amal Fashanu - TV personality and fashion designer, Dr Diahanne Rhiney - Psychologist and Women & Children's rights advocate, Emma Grace - Body and Movement specialist, Ava Etemadzadeh - Labour Activist and Sexual harassment campaigner, David Mahoney - Norman Broadbent Solutions, Kristiane Backer - Art consultant and Former MTV Europe presenter, Jay Kamara Frederick -Social Entrepreneur and Campaigner,  Farai Mubaiwa - Founder of Africa Matters, Jillian Kowalchuk - Founder and CEO of Safe & The City*, Simeon Adewole Ademolake - Chairman of Newham Partnership for Supplementary Schools, Jennifer Nadel - barrister and senior broadcast  journalist, Azadeh Akbari - survivor of sexual violence, abuse and honour based violence, Yasmin Khatun Dewar - News Editor of TRT World.

For more information on their upcoming events please visit their website on http://www.inclusionconvention.com/current-events.html