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Uniting Canterbury Women

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Uniting Canterbury Women

Founded in April 2019 after the terror attack in Ōtautahi Christchurch, to show solidarity and support for Muslim women in the Canterbury community and to bring women of all ethnicities, cultures and religions together at a series of live events, and online.

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.

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