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Funny Women seek volunteers for WOW Festival – 9th-11th March 2012

From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March, Funny Women will be appearing again at this year’s WOW (Women of the World) Festival at London’s Southbank Centre.

We have a stall over these three days in the WOW Fest market place and would be very grateful for any help you might be able to give us.

We’re looking for volunteers to help out with our stall and to promote Funny Women at the event.

I have devised a stall time table below and if you are able to help out, could you please drop me an email stating which slot/s you are able to do.

Here are some details of the event:

Many Thanks

Lucy x
Lucy Huchinson

11am – 2pm
2pm – 5pm
5pm – 7pm

11pm – 2pm
2pm – 5pm
5pm – 7pm

12pm – 3pm
3pm – 6pm


29 February 2012 at 1:45 am

Million Women Rise Steward Training – London ~ 23rd and 26th February 2012

Join the stewarding team for this years Million Women Rise on Saturday 3rd March 2012.

You can join as an individual or come as a group, as well as steward training you will get a chance to meet other like minded women, learn new skills and find out more about how to get invovled in the MWR Movement.

Full training and support is provided.

Next Stewards training dates are:

    Thursday 23rd Feb from 7-9pm


    Sunday 26th Feb from 2-4pm

Venue: Lambeth Women’s Project, 166 Stockwell Road, London SW9

Please contact Sharon on 07905248884/or email at to book a place !

Refreshments, good energy will be provided. please pass this invite to women and girls you think would be interested in joining us x

8 February 2012 at 3:16 pm

Walk in Her Shoes Campaign

Imagine if you had to walk for hours every day, often in very dangerous situations. You must carry an average load of 20 kg – the equivalent to the UK’s average luggage allowance – simply to survive.

For many women and girls that’s a reality.

Collecting water, firewood and other basic necessities are responsibilities that usually fall upon women and girls in the developing world. This leaves little time to attend school, access health services or earn money to support their families.

Watch the video:

Walk for charity – Walk in her shoes

To support CARE’s work with women and girls and to celebrate International Women’s Day, 8 March 2012, we are challenging you to Walk In Her Shoes:
* Choose one week in March and walk 10,000 steps (approximately five miles) each day of that week. The average person in the UK walks less than two miles a day
* Aim to raise £100 for your efforts to help support CARE’s work with women and girls

We will support you every step of the way, with advice on fundraising and how to fit more exercise into your day. We will also send you a t-shirt and a pedometer so you can track your steps. Sign up today!

Make a difference by walking for charity

Women and girls in developing countries are disproportionately affected by poverty, but they can succeed when they have the right tools and resources. That is why CARE works with women and girls to improve access to healthcare and education, build water and sanitation facilities, and to increase opportunities to help women earn a living. Supporters in Canada and Australia will also be taking on this challenge. Please help us to spread the word by telling people you know in these countries.

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2 February 2012 at 6:54 pm

Manchester Women’s Aid event for IWD – expressions of interest sought by 10th February 2012

Manchester Women’s Aid are holding an event to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March 2012. This is a ‘save the date’ email to ask initial interest, there will be publicity to follow shortly.

The event is taking place between 10:00am-3:00pm at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester and we hope to provide a creche.

Whilst we are currently fine tuning the details, we would like to invite your organisation to come to the event and bring a group of young women.

This is a women only event.

Also if you feel there is anyone who would benefit from volunteering on the day, please get in contact as we have a variety of roles they could help with.

We will be delivering a series of 5 workshops on a carousel basis. The workshops will be delivered in partnership with Brook, LGBT Youth North West, Feminist Webs and the Roots Project and we aim to create a positive atmosphere in which young women can reflect on what it means to be a woman in society today and find out more about support services in the city of Manchester.

Attendees will have the opportunity to recognise and develop their creative skills through artistic workshops and focus on raising their self-esteem during a workshop on Living Life to the Full delivered by MWA’s Mental Health Worker. In addition to the workshops, other groups will be invited to hold a stall during the event or send publicity to promote their service.

The focus of one of the workshops will be the creation of an animation entitled I am … Women are … . In which all attendees will be encouraged to write a statement about women on the palm of their hand, that represents the many skills and strengths of women. The women’s hands will then be photographed individually and pieced together to make a stop motion animation. The animation will later be displayed as part of an International Women’s Day exhibition at the People’s History Museum, facilitated by Feminist Webs.

We intend to create a participatory event in which women will be able to take tokens home including an empowerment badge and an alternative self-portrait photograph of themselves. Some of these may also be chosen for the exhibition at the People’s History Museum and all women who attend our event will be invited to the exhibition which starts on the Saturday 10th the March.

If you are interested in attending and bringing a group of young women please respond to this email to by Friday 10th February with a provisional number of young women you would like to bring and if they require a creche place.

As this is a women only event the youth worker/Tutor would also have to be female.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Publicity and itinerary will follow.

There may be the option of a stall too, so get in touch if this is something you are interested in.


Manchester Women’s Aid

2 February 2012 at 5:41 pm

red women’s symbol with black continents


International Women's Day!March 8th, 2012
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