International Women’s Day: Yorkshire women invited to a big pamper parter themselves in free self care event
Women from all walks of life will join together for a big pamper party to mark International Women’s Day in Yorkshire.
“When it comes to our own mental health, wellbeing and fitness it can be hard to find time as women to nurture ourselves as well as others. But this day is all about giving women that space for self-care. From refreshments to massages, hair braiding and dance workshops, this is all about giving all women the opportunity to feel incredible whatever self care looks like to them,” said Farzana who runs Hawaa Appeal.
Hawaa appeal see everyone as one big global family and is a woman centred charity.
Farzana said: “We are about enabling and empowering women to be whatever they want to be. We work with a lot of asylum seekers and support women all over the world although most our work is done in Yorkshire.”
The big pamper party on International Women’s Day March 8th takes place from 10-1 at the ArtHouse in Wakefield. It’s free for all women and their children to attend. There’ll be stalls, workshops and refreshments available.
The theme for this year’s International Womens Day is equity.
Farzana added: “Equity is all about giving women an extra hand so that they can thrive in their own way.
“Such events are a great opportunity for women to get together, socialise and have fun.”
What is the difference between equity, diversity and equality?
LSE Equality suggests that everyone is at a particular starting point and should be treated the same. It seeks to promote fairness, but it can only work if everyone starts from the same place and needs the same level of support.
Equity, by way of contrast, aims to give everyone what they need to be successful. It focuses on ‘equality of outcomes’. This involves taking into account structures which might put particular groups at a disadvantage.
Equality aims to promote fairness, but it can only work if everyone starts from the same place and needs the same aid. Equity, on the face of it, appears unfair, but it actively moves everyone closer to success by ‘leveling the playing field’. It is important to recognise that not everyone starts at the same place, and not everyone has the same needs – eg, a classroom made up of students with different learning styles.