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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!

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.

Attend an event

We would love you to join us at one of our exciting events! Discover more about upcoming and past events below.

Find out even more and be the first to know when new events are announced by signing up to our mailing list here.

Past events

Virtual Cooking Class with Mick Elysée

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.

Quo Vadis, Aida? Panel Discussion

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?.

Virtual Car Boot Sale May 2021

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!

#SheInspiresMe Wellness

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.

Fears to Fierce Masterclass

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.

Virtual Book Club: Rage Becomes Her

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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Five Steps to Harnessing Your #PowerToChange

Sign up to get a free recording of this online session, where Preeya Varsani and Steph Siddall from our UK team will walk you through the steps of creating and implementing your own action plan. You’ll also hear from special guest Zainab Gbobaniyi, Advocacy Coordinator for Women for Women International - Nigeria, who has decades of experience supporting marginalised women to claim their power and create the changes they want to see.

Fears to Fierce Masterclass

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.

Virtual Car Boot Sale

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!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

#HopeInSisterhood Film Premiere and Panel

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 2.0

#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. 

#SheInspiresMe Virtual Car Boot Sale

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.

#SheInspiresMe Dance 2020

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

#SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale 2019

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.

#SheInspiresMe Dance 2019

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

#SheInspiresMe Auction 2018

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.

#SheInspiresMe Live

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.

#SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale 2018

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.

Host your own event

Help us support women survivors of war by hosting your own fundraising event.

PRESS

Evening Standard

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

The Telegraph

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

Stylist

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

Vogue

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

Marie Claire

Marie Claire

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

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

Vanity Fair

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

Grazia

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

Red

Is this the most stylish Car Boot Sale ever?

Tatler

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

Financial Times

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