April 19 - April Monthly Meeting

The April Monthly Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19th at Paoletti in Galleria Cavour (off via Farini, across from Piazza Cavour).  Social greetings will begin at 7:15pm, followed by a presentation at 8pm by photographer Federico Borella who will highlight his work 'Sheroes - After the Acid Attacks'.  Borella's project documents the women of The Sheroes Hangout Cafe located in the touristic area of Agra in India.  Founded in December 2014 by the Stop Acid Attacks campaign and the Chaanv Foundation, this cafe is unlike any other as it employs victims of acid attacks.  The cafe is a safe place and symbol for the many women who struggle to rebuild their lives after having been attacked with acid.





February Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 07:15 AM

The February Monthly Meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 15th. Michele Lupoi will discuss family/marriage law as wel ...

March Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 07:00 PM

Join us for the March Monthly Meeting, which will take place on International Women's Day, Thursday, March 8th at La Misericordia church in Pia ...

April Monthly Meeting

Date Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 07:15 PM

The April Monthly Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19th at Paoletti in Galleria Cavour (off via Farini, across from Piazza Cavour).  So ...


Let's Play Burraco

Date Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 07:00 PM

Let's play burraco. Via Santa Margherita al Colle 8  8 PEOPLE  MAXIMUM BEGINNERS ARE ALSO WELCOME ...


March Book - House of Names

Date Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 08:00 PM

For our discussion in March we are reading "House of Names" by Colm Toibin.  We will meet at 8:00 pm on ...


St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the Celtic Druid

Date Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 07:30 PM

Please join us on Wednesday March 21st for a belated St. Patty's day Celebration at the Celtic Druid Irish Pub ...


Volunteer with NGO GVC on March 31st

Date Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 02:57 PM

The NGO GVC (, who the IWF collaborated with for the recent March event, is pairing up with ...


Weekly Meetings at Pappare

Date Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:30 AM

From the 8th of November we'll be meeting at Pappare on Via de' Giudei, 2. Hope to see you all there. Lisane ...


A jewel on a hilltop: San Michele in Bosco

Date Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Dear IWF Friends, Our March Culture Club outing will move outside the city walls and towards the hills on ...


March Dinner Quanto Basta SOLD OUT

Date Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 08:15 PM

Dear Ladies, the 10 places are already been taken, so no more reservations please. We'll try in any case to ...


An evening of jazz and pizza at mercato delle erbe

Date Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 08:00 PM

Join us for a lovely evening of jazz and pizza at Mercato delle Erbe. On February 27th we will be having our ...


Tips for Balanced Living

Date Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The TTT interest group will meet on Saturday, February 17th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM (location TBD). Fellow IWF member ...


February Dinner Antica Osteria Romagnola

Date Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 08:15 PM

Dear Ladies,    after a long break here we are again fo the first dinner of ...


Women, science and stars in the heart of Bologna

Date Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM

There is one place in Bologna where crocodiles rest close to vivid drawings of exotic plants, where fossils lie next ...


Palazzo Poggi reminder

Date Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Dear IWF Friends, I am glad to inform you that there is still room for more members, friends or partners to join us ...


Let's Play Burraco!

Date Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 07:00 PM

I'm waiting for you at Via Santa Margherita Colle 8, for a Burraco Challenge. Maximum 8 participants. ...


Apero-Cena at Caffe Zamboni

Date Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 06:30 PM

Happy New Year everybody! Please join us at our next no-host kocktailklatch at Caffe Zamboni on Tuesday, January 30th ...


The Graduate (1967; 105')

Date Friday, January 26, 2018 - 08:00 PM

Times have changed and more recently we see Mrs. Robinson as a tragic figure rather than a predator but they may soon ...


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