Author Archives: beth

WEN LAUNCHES EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

Wen has launched a feminist leadership programme for emerging environmental change-makers in Tower Hamlets. Over the year long programme, funded by Rosa: the UK fund for women and girls, Wen will work with eight paid interns supporting them through a tailored programme of training, one-to-one support, practical hands-on work experience and workshops. Many of the…

PERIOD EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Did you know that Tampax and Lil Lets give free menstrual education in schools? Wen thinks it’s pretty dodgy that corporations that profit from disposable menstrual products are in charge of educating young people about their menstrual health. Often boys are left out of the discussion and details of correct disposal and reusable alternatives are…

GREEN BABY

Did you know that chemicals in food and packaging, cleaning products, furniture and cosmetics can be harmful to babies and children? Wen will be launching a series of guides on baby toiletries, cleaning products, toys, nappies and furniture and paint plus a programme of workshops for expectant parents, parents and health professionals.

FILLING THE PANTRY – BUILDING DIGNIFIED RESPONSES TO OUR HUNGER CRISIS

On Wednesday 16 October, Wen is taking part in filling the pantry, organized by the London housing financial inclusion group. coinciding with London challenge poverty week, the round table will bring local authorities, housing associations and food charities together to explore partnerships to tackle hunger in London.

SOIL SISTERS – TRANSFORMING MORE THAN GARDENS

The ability of gardening and growing your own food to inspire learning and discovery of common ground between people coming from different contexts is the driving force behind the Soil Sisters project, which sees the Women’s Environmental Network partnering with five womens’ refuges across northeast London to deliver gardening sessions and empower the residents of each refuge to transform their gardens into beautifully productive and therapeutic spaces.