Waltham Forest Women’s Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the free 'Women's Worth' event

WFWN organiser Karen Flint

WFWN organiser Karen Flint

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

International Women’s Day will be celebrated in style with organisations coming together for one big event, this year.

A fashion show, advice for women, yoga and a re-enactment of the Suffragette March led by Stella Creasy MP will take place on March 8.

The ‘Women’s Worth’ event will be opened at 2pm when the women will enter Walthamstow Assembly Hall singing “March of the Women” with choir, Natural Voices.

Organising body Waltham Forest Women’s Network is celebrating its 10th anniversary on the day.

The Stow Roses, the newly formed Women’s Institute will take care of catering and Significant Seams are hosting various workshops and parties leading up to the day.
 

Many other groups and individuals are also contributing to the free day.

During the afternoon, information about women’s organisations, workshops on yoga, finance and personal development will keep crowds busy.

All women are welcome at this event.

For further details please email Karen Flint, the WFWN organiser at info.wfwn@gmail.com

 

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5:30pm Fri 28 Feb 14

cynicalsue says...

Excellent; looks like it will be a great day!
Excellent; looks like it will be a great day! cynicalsue
  • Score: 2

6:14pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Brisbane says...

"All women are welcome at this event.," meaning men presumably aren't.

What nasty far-right sexism.
"All women are welcome at this event.," meaning men presumably aren't. What nasty far-right sexism. Brisbane
  • Score: 3

6:41pm Fri 28 Feb 14

word of mouth says...

I can't wait for international mens day
I can't wait for international mens day word of mouth
  • Score: 9

11:41pm Fri 28 Feb 14

westside_o says...

Men in general love , appreciate and respect women.
This is 2014 not 1914 !
You have the vote and our eternal admiration.
Move on.
Men in general love , appreciate and respect women. This is 2014 not 1914 ! You have the vote and our eternal admiration. Move on. westside_o
  • Score: 2

12:20am Sat 1 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Choir with Natural voices? I know some women who smoke cigars and their voices are far from natural.
Choir with Natural voices? I know some women who smoke cigars and their voices are far from natural. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -5

11:25am Sat 1 Mar 14

Helen, Walthamstow says...

Gents, if you think an International Men's Day is needed, then pull your fingers out and get on with launching it, just as members of Men United vs Prostate Cancer have seen the success of women's breast cancer campaigns and followed our example.

Just make sure you have a sensible aim at the centre of it. For example, women have taken many years to establish the principles of equal pay and equal opportunity in this country, but as long as most of the top jobs go to men, parliament is far from representative of women who form half the population and many women are still living in families where the men think women's place is in the kitchen, there's a way to go. And that's before we even consider the huge - even frightening - inequalities that exist in other countries around the world.

What will you be campaigning for?

Westside, I know your comment is made with goodwill but please consider how patronising it sounds to women. Love, appreciation, respect, admiration and the vote are things we are all entitled to, men and women. But to suggest that represents "job done" is to ignore all the other inequalities that still exist in our society and around the world. We are "moving on" because we still have to.
Gents, if you think an International Men's Day is needed, then pull your fingers out and get on with launching it, just as members of Men United vs Prostate Cancer have seen the success of women's breast cancer campaigns and followed our example. Just make sure you have a sensible aim at the centre of it. For example, women have taken many years to establish the principles of equal pay and equal opportunity in this country, but as long as most of the top jobs go to men, parliament is far from representative of women who form half the population and many women are still living in families where the men think women's place is in the kitchen, there's a way to go. And that's before we even consider the huge - even frightening - inequalities that exist in other countries around the world. What will you be campaigning for? Westside, I know your comment is made with goodwill but please consider how patronising it sounds to women. Love, appreciation, respect, admiration and the vote are things we are all entitled to, men and women. But to suggest that represents "job done" is to ignore all the other inequalities that still exist in our society and around the world. We are "moving on" because we still have to. Helen, Walthamstow
  • Score: 6

12:17pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
Gents, if you think an International Men's Day is needed, then pull your fingers out and get on with launching it, just as members of Men United vs Prostate Cancer have seen the success of women's breast cancer campaigns and followed our example.

Just make sure you have a sensible aim at the centre of it. For example, women have taken many years to establish the principles of equal pay and equal opportunity in this country, but as long as most of the top jobs go to men, parliament is far from representative of women who form half the population and many women are still living in families where the men think women's place is in the kitchen, there's a way to go. And that's before we even consider the huge - even frightening - inequalities that exist in other countries around the world.

What will you be campaigning for?

Westside, I know your comment is made with goodwill but please consider how patronising it sounds to women. Love, appreciation, respect, admiration and the vote are things we are all entitled to, men and women. But to suggest that represents "job done" is to ignore all the other inequalities that still exist in our society and around the world. We are "moving on" because we still have to.
Yes it is funny how for years woman have campaigned endlessly for equality and yet you have situations like the armed police woman suing their employees because the guns they were given were too big and heavy for them to carry or the fitness test was too difficult and they wanted the standards to be lowered and the guns made lighter for them, effectively now campaigning to change the equality rules they had been fighting for for years. There are numerous other instances of this having cake and eat it mentality.

If the Men did have a Men's Day or whatever, women would want to be there.
[quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: Gents, if you think an International Men's Day is needed, then pull your fingers out and get on with launching it, just as members of Men United vs Prostate Cancer have seen the success of women's breast cancer campaigns and followed our example. Just make sure you have a sensible aim at the centre of it. For example, women have taken many years to establish the principles of equal pay and equal opportunity in this country, but as long as most of the top jobs go to men, parliament is far from representative of women who form half the population and many women are still living in families where the men think women's place is in the kitchen, there's a way to go. And that's before we even consider the huge - even frightening - inequalities that exist in other countries around the world. What will you be campaigning for? Westside, I know your comment is made with goodwill but please consider how patronising it sounds to women. Love, appreciation, respect, admiration and the vote are things we are all entitled to, men and women. But to suggest that represents "job done" is to ignore all the other inequalities that still exist in our society and around the world. We are "moving on" because we still have to.[/p][/quote]Yes it is funny how for years woman have campaigned endlessly for equality and yet you have situations like the armed police woman suing their employees because the guns they were given were too big and heavy for them to carry or the fitness test was too difficult and they wanted the standards to be lowered and the guns made lighter for them, effectively now campaigning to change the equality rules they had been fighting for for years. There are numerous other instances of this having cake and eat it mentality. If the Men did have a Men's Day or whatever, women would want to be there. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

1:32pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Helen, Walthamstow says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
Gents, if you think an International Men's Day is needed, then pull your fingers out and get on with launching it, just as members of Men United vs Prostate Cancer have seen the success of women's breast cancer campaigns and followed our example.

Just make sure you have a sensible aim at the centre of it. For example, women have taken many years to establish the principles of equal pay and equal opportunity in this country, but as long as most of the top jobs go to men, parliament is far from representative of women who form half the population and many women are still living in families where the men think women's place is in the kitchen, there's a way to go. And that's before we even consider the huge - even frightening - inequalities that exist in other countries around the world.

What will you be campaigning for?

Westside, I know your comment is made with goodwill but please consider how patronising it sounds to women. Love, appreciation, respect, admiration and the vote are things we are all entitled to, men and women. But to suggest that represents "job done" is to ignore all the other inequalities that still exist in our society and around the world. We are "moving on" because we still have to.
Yes it is funny how for years woman have campaigned endlessly for equality and yet you have situations like the armed police woman suing their employees because the guns they were given were too big and heavy for them to carry or the fitness test was too difficult and they wanted the standards to be lowered and the guns made lighter for them, effectively now campaigning to change the equality rules they had been fighting for for years. There are numerous other instances of this having cake and eat it mentality.

If the Men did have a Men's Day or whatever, women would want to be there.
You just don't get it, do you, cornbeefur?

Equality isn't about how big your muscles are, how tall you are, how high you can jump. In fact, what you are presenting is a silly argument against having women in the police force.

It's about representation in the corridors of power, true equal opportunities at work that don't prevent women from taking senior posts in case they have a temerity to have a baby in the future, equal education for girls and boys across the world, better care for women in poorer and repressive societies etc.

The theme for this year's IWD, as set by the United Nations, is Inspiring Change. As the website explains: "Women's equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women's Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action."

As for you final foolish statement, I can't imagine women queuing up to take part - except perhaps as in the case where women's equality has been supported by far-sighted men over the past 100 or more years.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: Gents, if you think an International Men's Day is needed, then pull your fingers out and get on with launching it, just as members of Men United vs Prostate Cancer have seen the success of women's breast cancer campaigns and followed our example. Just make sure you have a sensible aim at the centre of it. For example, women have taken many years to establish the principles of equal pay and equal opportunity in this country, but as long as most of the top jobs go to men, parliament is far from representative of women who form half the population and many women are still living in families where the men think women's place is in the kitchen, there's a way to go. And that's before we even consider the huge - even frightening - inequalities that exist in other countries around the world. What will you be campaigning for? Westside, I know your comment is made with goodwill but please consider how patronising it sounds to women. Love, appreciation, respect, admiration and the vote are things we are all entitled to, men and women. But to suggest that represents "job done" is to ignore all the other inequalities that still exist in our society and around the world. We are "moving on" because we still have to.[/p][/quote]Yes it is funny how for years woman have campaigned endlessly for equality and yet you have situations like the armed police woman suing their employees because the guns they were given were too big and heavy for them to carry or the fitness test was too difficult and they wanted the standards to be lowered and the guns made lighter for them, effectively now campaigning to change the equality rules they had been fighting for for years. There are numerous other instances of this having cake and eat it mentality. If the Men did have a Men's Day or whatever, women would want to be there.[/p][/quote]You just don't get it, do you, cornbeefur? Equality isn't about how big your muscles are, how tall you are, how high you can jump. In fact, what you are presenting is a silly argument against having women in the police force. It's about representation in the corridors of power, true equal opportunities at work that don't prevent women from taking senior posts in case they have a temerity to have a baby in the future, equal education for girls and boys across the world, better care for women in poorer and repressive societies etc. The theme for this year's IWD, as set by the United Nations, is Inspiring Change. As the website explains: "Women's equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women's Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action." As for you final foolish statement, I can't imagine women queuing up to take part - except perhaps as in the case where women's equality has been supported by far-sighted men over the past 100 or more years. Helen, Walthamstow
  • Score: 6

1:51pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Alan_1976 says...

Quite agree Helen.

Of course there are those so indignant about International Women's Day they fail to notice that there Already IS an International Men's Day. It's been going for 15 years ....

http://www.timeandda
te.com/holidays/worl
d/international-mens
-day
Quite agree Helen. Of course there are those so indignant about International Women's Day they fail to notice that there Already IS an International Men's Day. It's been going for 15 years .... http://www.timeandda te.com/holidays/worl d/international-mens -day Alan_1976
  • Score: 5

3:10pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Helen, Walthamstow says...

Brilliant, Alan!

I've just looked up the various websites, and find that the day is designed to promote just the issues that posters likes the ones above raise when they attack any focus on women's health and safety on the Guardian website. A summary: "The main objectives of the event are promotion of men's and boys' health and safety, tackling our tolerance of violence against men and boys, promoting gender equality and highlighting positive male role models. It is also a chance to appreciate men's achievements and contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care."

So there you are, chaps. The date is November 19 - which gives you time to get together and organise an event like the one for IWD that has so roused your ire. As far as I can see, this year's theme has not yet been announced - last year's was Keeping Men and Boys Safe - but that doesn't stop you from booking a venue, tracking down speakers and organising activities.

Good luck! I look forward to reading about it on this site.
Brilliant, Alan! I've just looked up the various websites, and find that the day is designed to promote just the issues that posters likes the ones above raise when they attack any focus on women's health and safety on the Guardian website. A summary: "The main objectives of the event are promotion of men's and boys' health and safety, tackling our tolerance of violence against men and boys, promoting gender equality and highlighting positive male role models. It is also a chance to appreciate men's achievements and contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care." So there you are, chaps. The date is November 19 - which gives you time to get together and organise an event like the one for IWD that has so roused your ire. As far as I can see, this year's theme has not yet been announced - last year's was Keeping Men and Boys Safe - but that doesn't stop you from booking a venue, tracking down speakers and organising activities. Good luck! I look forward to reading about it on this site. Helen, Walthamstow
  • Score: 5

11:21pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
Brilliant, Alan!

I've just looked up the various websites, and find that the day is designed to promote just the issues that posters likes the ones above raise when they attack any focus on women's health and safety on the Guardian website. A summary: "The main objectives of the event are promotion of men's and boys' health and safety, tackling our tolerance of violence against men and boys, promoting gender equality and highlighting positive male role models. It is also a chance to appreciate men's achievements and contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care."

So there you are, chaps. The date is November 19 - which gives you time to get together and organise an event like the one for IWD that has so roused your ire. As far as I can see, this year's theme has not yet been announced - last year's was Keeping Men and Boys Safe - but that doesn't stop you from booking a venue, tracking down speakers and organising activities.

Good luck! I look forward to reading about it on this site.
Table for two?
[quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: Brilliant, Alan! I've just looked up the various websites, and find that the day is designed to promote just the issues that posters likes the ones above raise when they attack any focus on women's health and safety on the Guardian website. A summary: "The main objectives of the event are promotion of men's and boys' health and safety, tackling our tolerance of violence against men and boys, promoting gender equality and highlighting positive male role models. It is also a chance to appreciate men's achievements and contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care." So there you are, chaps. The date is November 19 - which gives you time to get together and organise an event like the one for IWD that has so roused your ire. As far as I can see, this year's theme has not yet been announced - last year's was Keeping Men and Boys Safe - but that doesn't stop you from booking a venue, tracking down speakers and organising activities. Good luck! I look forward to reading about it on this site.[/p][/quote]Table for two? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

3:09pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Robert19 says...

What is the next event for the dedicated followers of reaction to rail against?Black history month is in October. There must be something for them to get their negative teeth and gums into before then.
What is the next event for the dedicated followers of reaction to rail against?Black history month is in October. There must be something for them to get their negative teeth and gums into before then. Robert19
  • Score: 3

4:52pm Tue 4 Mar 14

westside_o says...

Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
Gents, if you think an International Men's Day is needed, then pull your fingers out and get on with launching it, just as members of Men United vs Prostate Cancer have seen the success of women's breast cancer campaigns and followed our example.

Just make sure you have a sensible aim at the centre of it. For example, women have taken many years to establish the principles of equal pay and equal opportunity in this country, but as long as most of the top jobs go to men, parliament is far from representative of women who form half the population and many women are still living in families where the men think women's place is in the kitchen, there's a way to go. And that's before we even consider the huge - even frightening - inequalities that exist in other countries around the world.

What will you be campaigning for?

Westside, I know your comment is made with goodwill but please consider how patronising it sounds to women. Love, appreciation, respect, admiration and the vote are things we are all entitled to, men and women. But to suggest that represents "job done" is to ignore all the other inequalities that still exist in our society and around the world. We are "moving on" because we still have to.
Helen,
If more men thought as I do there would be no need for women to "move on ".
My words were not meant to be "patronising" to women, but to applaud them for being who they are.
Women (although some men wouldn't admit it ) are the backbones of most families and society's in the U.K.
Handle the finances, raise our children, and provide for us men.
I appreciate that there is still the male/ female gap especially in high powered jobs, but that gap is closing.
I just don't think that this event will further the cause.
I'd love to be proved wrong !
Once again, I would never patronise a woman, I was married too long to contemplate that !
[quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: Gents, if you think an International Men's Day is needed, then pull your fingers out and get on with launching it, just as members of Men United vs Prostate Cancer have seen the success of women's breast cancer campaigns and followed our example. Just make sure you have a sensible aim at the centre of it. For example, women have taken many years to establish the principles of equal pay and equal opportunity in this country, but as long as most of the top jobs go to men, parliament is far from representative of women who form half the population and many women are still living in families where the men think women's place is in the kitchen, there's a way to go. And that's before we even consider the huge - even frightening - inequalities that exist in other countries around the world. What will you be campaigning for? Westside, I know your comment is made with goodwill but please consider how patronising it sounds to women. Love, appreciation, respect, admiration and the vote are things we are all entitled to, men and women. But to suggest that represents "job done" is to ignore all the other inequalities that still exist in our society and around the world. We are "moving on" because we still have to.[/p][/quote]Helen, If more men thought as I do there would be no need for women to "move on ". My words were not meant to be "patronising" to women, but to applaud them for being who they are. Women (although some men wouldn't admit it ) are the backbones of most families and society's in the U.K. Handle the finances, raise our children, and provide for us men. I appreciate that there is still the male/ female gap especially in high powered jobs, but that gap is closing. I just don't think that this event will further the cause. I'd love to be proved wrong ! Once again, I would never patronise a woman, I was married too long to contemplate that ! westside_o
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