Since their inaugural event attended by over 600 women, Uniting Canterbury Women has run numerous initiatives including a Women’s Walk for Unity, World Hijab Day celebration, online workshops during the COVID-19 lockdown, mindfulness, writing and storytelling workshops, and their popular ‘Around the World in Eight Cafes’ events which have been supported by the Fife Foundation.
In 2021, they raised $14,000 through a Givealittle campaign and created beautiful Welcome Packs for over 200 Afghan evacuees who found a safe haven in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The purpose of Uniting Canterbury Women is to break down barriers, and provide a safe space where women from all cultures can connect, communicate, collaborate, enjoy events, workshops and activities together, learn from each other, and work together to make a difference in their communities. Celebrating diversity and inclusivity, while promoting understanding, tolerance, compassion and kindness are key drivers of the organisation.
Uniting Canterbury Women’s latest initiative is a monthly newsletter, telling inspiring stories of women in Canterbury, and sharing news about events for women in the region.