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The WEN FORUM, is a quarterly symposium featuring key note speakers discussing topics of the moment.   Always inspiring, topical and sometimes controversial!.  Book early to take advantage of our Early Bird ticket price.  Concessions available too.  All our events include refreshments, panel discussion, Q&A session and time for networking.  

 

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Past WEN Forum Events

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WEDNESDAY 22ND MARCH - WHAT'S GENDER GOT TO DO WITH CLIMATE CHANGE?

Women's rights and climate change are inextricably linked. We will be exploring these questions and more:

  •  Why climate change is not gender neutral?
  • Why women aren't equally involved in the solutions to tackle climate change? 
  • Why  women are more affected by climate change?
  • How can we nurture women's leadership in climate change movements?

Our panel included:

  • Juliet Davenport - CEO, Good Energy
  • Professor Susan Buckingham - Feminist, Geographer & Expert on Gender and Climate Change
  • Tina Louise Rothery - The Nanas, UK Anti Fracking Campaign
  • Ghalia Fayad, Programme Leader, Arab World Programme - Greenpeace Mediterranean & Break Free Coalition
  • Pia Hollenstein - Senior Women for Climate Protection Switzerland

The WEN Forum was a Break Free Coalition (Break Free from fossil fuels) event, which this year is focusing on the impact of climate change on women and marginalised groups

 


 

To celebrate International Women's Day 2017, The WEN Forum presented: How Can Periods Save the Planet?

Our panel included experts in the world of menstruation,  highlighting the diverse issues associated with menstruation worldwide. The discussion explored the health and environmental impacts of menstruation practices, and what some sustainable solutions might be to break down the taboo in various global contexts.  

The Period Positive Panel included:

  • Sally King – Director, Menstrual Matters
  • Tara Chandra – Co-Founder, FLO (organic tampon start up)
  • Kath Clements - Campaigns & Marketing Manager, Mooncup
  • Joshna Raghwani – Director Corporate Social Responsibility, Binti International
  • David Morrall – Trustee, Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund
Celebrating International Women's Day 2017 - From Left: Kate Metcalf, Co-director, WEN, Glenda Trew, Community Gardening Workshop Facilitator, WEN,  Ruby Raut, Environmenstrual Project Officer, WEN, Heidi Ringshaw, Events & Marketing Coordinator, WEN, Kath Clements, Mooncup,  Tara Chandra, Co-founder FLO,  Natasha Piette-Basheer, Environmenstrual Project Officer, David Morrall. Trustee, Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund and Sally King, Menstrual Matters (front) at The WEN Forum - How Can Periods Save the Planet?

Celebrating International Women's Day 2017 - From Left: Kate Metcalf, Co-director, WEN, Glenda Trew, Community Gardening Workshop Facilitator, WEN,  Ruby Raut, Environmenstrual Project Officer, WEN, Heidi Ringshaw, Events & Marketing Coordinator, WEN, Kath Clements, Mooncup,  Tara Chandra, Co-founder FLO,  Natasha Piette-Basheer, Environmenstrual Project Officer, David Morrall. Trustee, Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund and Sally King, Menstrual Matters (front) at The WEN Forum - How Can Periods Save the Planet?


 

Highlights from January 2017 WEN Forum - What's Feminism got to do with the Environment?

Speakers included:

*Natalie Bennett, Former Party Leader of The Green Party of England and Wales

*Craig Bennett, CEO, Friends of the Earth
*Lucy Bushill-Matthews, CEO, Muslim Action for Development and Environment
*Marylyn Haines Evans, Public Affairs Chair, National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI)
*Kate Metcalf, Co-director, Women's, Environmental Network
*Belinda Phipps, Chair, The Fawcett Society
*Judy Ling Wong, President, Black Environment Network

The WEN Forum January 2017 - What's Feminism got to do with the Environment? - with keynote speaker Natalie Bennett, Former Leader, Green Party England and Wales

The WEN Forum January 2017 - What's Feminism got to do with the Environment? - with keynote speaker Natalie Bennett, Former Leader, Green Party England and Wales