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OUR EVENTS

Women for Women International hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Get involved and join our community by standing up to celebrate the strength and resilience of women survivors of war.

100% of the proceeds from our events go towards our work supporting women living in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Join us to put the power of kindness and sisterhood into action!

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HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Find out more about our events programme below. Through your support you can help us to create real change and help women survivors of war build better lives for themselves, their families and communities.

Past events

On Saturday 14th May the doors opened to Selfridges car park for the #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale. With a superstar line-up of 25 boots, this really was the chicest car boot sale ever. So far we have raised over £240,000 to support women survivors of war.


As part of #WomensHistoryMonth we held a virtual film screening of the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary For Sama, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

To celebrate World Food Day and our Serving Up Sisterhood campaign we joined renowned Congolese-French Chef Mick Élysée in his kitchen for a virtual cooking class.
Visit the event page for the delicious recipes Mick shared at the event.

On Wednesday 26th May 2021 from 6-7pm BST, there was a free panel discussion with Jasmila Žbanić, writer and director of the Oscar-nominated film Quo Vadis, Aida?.

Following the success of our two Virtual Car Boot Sales last year, we were delighted to bring the all-day fashion extravaganza back on Saturday 15th May!


Women for Women International hosted our very first celebration of wellness on Saturday 20th March kindly supported by imayla beauty. The all-day online festival designed to restore mind, body and spirit included inspiring talks, workshops and strength-building workouts.


On 27th January 2021 we hosted an inspiring, hands-on workshop with Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director of Women for Women International-UK and author of the new book Fears to Fierce.

As part of our campaign #PowerToChange, we held a Virtual Book Club on World Book Day with Soraya Chemaly discussing her book 'Rage Becomes Her'.  Watch the recording of the discussion to learn about the power of using anger as a force for positive transformation.


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On 27th January 2021 we hosted an inspiring, hands-on workshop with Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director of Women for Women International-UK and author of the new book Fears to Fierce.

Hot on the heels of our very first Virtual Car Boot Sale in May earlier this year we were delighted to bring the all-day fashion extravaganza back on Saturday 7th November! Thanks to the incredible on the day sales and the generosity of our sponsors we have raised over £88,000!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀


On Thursday, 1st October at 6pm, we held an online premiere of our #HopeInSisterhood film.

The film was ollowed by a panel discussion with three inspiring women. Women for Women International - UK Executive Director Brita Fernandez Schmidt will be joined live by filmmaker Hazel Thompson and Seida Sarić, Director of Žene za Žene, an independent affiliate organisation of Women for Women International in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

#SheInspiresMe LIVE was back for a day of inspiring talks and interactive workshops: we brought our global community together, shared ideas and skills, and got energised to transform our world in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Together, we reflected on the unmissable opportunity we have to build a “new normal” for future generations. 


Our very first Virtual Car Boot Sale was a phenomenal success! The seven-hour fashion extravaganza, supported by DS-Automobiles, raised an incredible £77,184 for women survivors of war.


On 11th February 2020, Women for Women International and Jo Manoukian will host an evening of dance and empowerment.

On Saturday 11th May, Women for Women International hosted the biggest #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale yet. We welcomed over 1,800 fashion lovers to Brewer Street Car Park for an afternoon of exceptional fashion and beauty, all to benefit women survivors of war.


On the 26th February 2019, Women for Women International and Jo Manoukian hosted an evening of dance and empowerment.


From 29th October - 19th November, Women for Women International held its inaugural #SheInspiresMe Auction, culminating in a VIP invite only reception hosted by Sotheby’s on Monday 19th November.


On Saturday 30th June, we hosted our first ever Feminist Festival in partnership with Refinery29. The day was full of inspiring talks and hands-on workshops to energise a new generation of feminist changemakers.


On Saturday 12th May, Women for Women International hosted the #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale, offering high fashion items at great prices. We were joined by high fashion designers and brands for an afternoon of exceptional fashion and beauty, all to benefit women survivors of war.


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PRESS

Women for Women’s Virtual Car Boot Sale: designer pieces by Gwyneth Paltrow and Saoirse Ronan up for grabs. November 6th, 2020.

The Telegraph

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This star-studded car-boot-sale filled with designer steals will cheer up your first lockdown weekend. November 5th, 2020.

Stylist

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Women For Women International to host virtual designer car boot sale. October 30th, 2020.

Vogue

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Everyone’s Favourite Designer Car Boot Sale Is Going Virtual. May 15th, 2020.

Marie Claire

subtitle: Bag designer items from celebrities at this virtual car boot sale

Bag designer items from celebrities at this virtual car boot sale. May 13th, 2020.

Sheerluxe

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Women For Women International’s #SheInspiresMe car boot sale, live today. May 16th, 2020.

Vanity Fair

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The A-List: The Best Culture To Catch This Week - #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale. May 8th, 2020.

Grazia

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You Can Buy Charlotte Olympia Shoes And Help Female Survivors of War At This Stylish Boot Sale. March 23rd, 2018.

Red

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Is this the most stylish Car Boot Sale ever?

Tatler

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You can bid on a styling session with Peter Pilotto. October 15th, 2020.

Financial Times

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A Sotheby's auction to help women affected by war. November 17, 2018.