WI hears about women’s plight around the world

Politician Julie Porksen at Hepscott WI.
Politician Julie Porksen at Hepscott WI.

Hepscott WI

HEPSCOTT WI was pleased to welcome Julie Porksen to its meeting.

Julie is a trustee for Build Africa and Ashray. She has been selected by Liberal Democrats to be their Parliamentary Candidate for Berwick.

Julie talked about her work for Women in International Development and painted an emotive picture of the lives of those she has worked with. She began working for Christian Aid in Peru and was there during the Armenian flood disaster. While working for the Marie Stopes Trust, she was part of a team sent to research, assess and develop women’s health in areas including Bangladesh and Yemen. The reality of life for many women shone through Julie’s descriptions. She engaged everyone with her passion and her ability to lighten the tone with humorous personal anecdotes.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, at 7.30pm in the village hall. Lilian Nelson will talk about Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.