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…
The Wen Forum is a programme of events exploring environmental and health issues through a feminist lens. These popular forums take place quarterly and include speaker panel, Q&A session, networking, stalls and refreshments. Previous topics have included harmful chemicals, food, climate change, periods and air quality.
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…
The Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network is made up of community gardens and individuals who are passionate about growing food in our borough. Members of the network range from big growing projects growing produce to sell, to individuals growing tomatoes on balconies.
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.
Clyo, Live Well Project Coordinator recently visited the V&A to see the politics and pleasure of eating exhibition. “I work closely with food and its journey from seed to plate. Food as fuel, food as pleasure, but food as art?” Find out what Clyo thought.
Mainstream activism into women’s menstrual experiences place ‘women’ as a standalone category and does not take into consideration minority women’s intersecting identities or their socioeconomic status. Research shows the BAME community are the most vulnerable and excluded segment of society. This means they are at higher risk of period poverty, menstrual stigmatization, and underrepresentation in discussions regards to menstrual health issues
There is an increasing awareness among consumers that the products we have in our homes are in some cases impacting negatively on our health. It’s been estimated that 90% of UK homes have carpet, more than any other country – but how much do we know about the carpets we buy?