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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…

WEN FORUM

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.  

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…

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.

HOW EFFECTIVE ARE MENSTRUAL CAMPAIGNS IN REACHING BAME WOMEN?

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