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Published 23rd Feb 2011

Transporter Bridge

Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge will take part in a global gathering next month to mark the centenary year of International Women’s Day.

The iconic bridge, which celebrates its own centenary in October, will host the Middlesbrough Cohesion Partnership’s Join me on the Bridge event on Tuesday, March 8

Join me on the Bridge is a global event created by Women for Women International in which women will meet on bridges all around the world to symbolise their commitment to building bridges of peace and development for the future.

On the day, local women will take a walk to a local bridge, and stand in solidarity with women standing on bridges around the world.

The event is also an opportunity to raise concerns about issues affecting women from all communities.

The message of this year’s campaign is ‘Stronger women build bridges of peace’, with the focus also on any women’s rights issues affecting the local community.

Prinicpal Community Cohesion Officer Shahda Khan at Middlesbrough Council said: “The Transporter is a powerful symbol for Teesside, but it is also a symbol that reminds us what we can achieve if we work together. 

“This will be a truly global event, underlining the commitment of women everywhere to end conflict and poverty, and shape a better future for us all.

“Remember, one woman can change anything, but many women can change everything!”

For further information on the event and to book, contact Principal Community Cohesion Officer Shahda Khan on 01642 729219 or by email at

Join Us on the Bridge on March 8th Video

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