WEN Cafe

WEN Wales hosts regular WEN Cafe online events over Zoom, offering opportunities for speakers and attendees to discuss a theme in detail, from policy to women’s lived experience. These discussions help to influence and inform our conversations with Welsh Government and other policy-makers regarding inequalities that women in Wales are experiencing. Each #WENCafe is advertised through social media and our members’ newsletter, which you can sign up to receive here. Tickets are available through WEN Wales’ Eventbrite page.

Sign up as a member for free and you will also gain access to member-only WEN Café workshops, such as our workshop with Women’s Environmental Network on the Feminist Green New Deal. Just click the green Join Us button at the top of the page. 

WEN Cafe Podcast

Subscribe to the WEN Cafe Podcast on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbean, Google Podcasts, or Amazon Music. You can also watch a selection of previous WEN Café events on our YouTube channel. 

Upcoming events

Find all upcoming events on our Eventbrite page.

WEN Cafe: Wales Women’s Rights Manifesto

Join us online at 4pm on Tuesday 5th December for a WEN Cafe discussion on the new Wales Women’s Rights Manifesto for the UK General Election by the Gender Network, followed by our AGM. Book here.

The Gender Network is a policy forum of 80 third sector representatives, activists and academics fighting for women’s rights in Wales, run by WEN Wales. The GN is calling on all political parties and candidates to put gender equality at the heart of the election and UK policy making. Our manifesto covers six areas where we need to see political parties acting to protect and advance gender equality in Wales.

  • Fair finance
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Representation and leadership
  • Tackling gender health inequalities
  • Ending violence against women and girls
  • Women’s rights

Starting from 4pm, members of the Gender Network will taken part in a WEN Cafe discussion introducing the manifesto’s policy asks and recommendations. This session will be followed by WEN Wales’ AGM at 5:15pm, open to members only.

Previous events

Previous Cafes have included themes around the impact of Covid-19 on disabled women, Black, Asian, and minority ethnic women, and LGBT women, women’s caring responsibilities, global women’s rights, Universal Basic Income, and more. Watch recordings of the events on our WEN Cafe YouTube playlist. View summaries of previous events below.