Women's Week 2019!


Women’s Week Lands at Edge Hill!

Monday 4th March 2019 – Friday 8th March 2019

Why do we need a Women’s Week?


In 2019, reporting has found that only half of employers are improving their gender pay gap, while nationwide reporting has repeatedly showed that in excess of 50,000 women lose their jobs each year due to maternity leave discrimination, with some organisations going as far as to use non-disclosure agreements to silence former employees.


Outside of the world of employment:


  • An estimated 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner. (UN Women).
  • In England, women are more likely than men to have a common mental health problem, and are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders (Mental Health Foundation)


  • Gender stereotypes regarding proneness to emotional problems in women and alcohol problems in men, appear to reinforce social stigma and constrain help seeking along stereotypical lines. Such stereotypes are a barrier to the identification and treatment of psychological disorders (World Health Organization)



Edge Hill Students’ Union Women’s Week aims to educate and tackle issues facing women head-on, while also providing a safe outlet for women to discuss challenges that face them both on campus and in the wider world.


Whether it’s coming down to Hale Hall for our Self-image workshops with WHISC, attending our Consent and Bystander Workshop on Tuesday, or maybe even trying something new at our Women’s Self Defence class on Thursday in the Sports Centre, be sure to get involved throughout the week!


Women Through History - Art Installation 


All Week, The Hub


A timeline of inspirational women throughout history, some you will have heard of and some whose achievements have been long forgotten… until now!


Join your Women’s Officer and Vice President Welfare downstairs in The Hub to go back through time in the eyes and experiences of inspirational women.


WHISC Workshops and FREE Massages


Monday 4th March, 12-14:30pm, Hale Hall, FREE


The Women’s Health Information & Support Centre are coming to campus to give a series of free workshops on improving our well-being!


There’ll also be a massage therapist, who’ll be giving ten fifteen minute appointments completely FREE of charge. Feeling stressed? Get rid of those knots by joining us in Hale Hall.


**BOOK HERE** / Facebook Event

Consent & Bystander Awareness Workshop


Tuesday 5th March, 2-3pm, Hub 1, FREE


Seeing harassment in any form can be traumatic, and it’s incredibly difficult to gauge what’s the best method of intervention.


For Women’s Week 2019, come along to our consent and bystander awareness workshop for practical advice on what to do when you’re confronted with harassment!


**BOOK HERE** / Facebook Event 



Women’s Week Events at Edge Hill University Feel Good Festival


Thursday 8th March, 11am, The Hub, FREE


Come find us in The Hub, where our VP Welfare, Women’s Officer, and the wider SU Staff team will be on hand to let you know about help and resources we have available on campus!


We’ll also be on hand with white t-shirts and permanent markers, so you can reclaim all the discriminatory remarks you’ve ever been confronted with simply because of your gender.  



Women’s Self Defence Class


Thursday 7th March, 5-6pm, Sports Centre Sports Hall, Free


A class that can be whatever you want it to be! Whether it’s trying something new, or just wanting to feel safer and more empowered, get down to the Women’s Self Defence class at the Sports Centre on Thursday evening.





International Women’s Day – Craftivism Bracelet & Badge Making


Friday 8th March, 12-2pm, The Hub


Do you love crafts? Do you often find yourself shouting at politicians on the 10 o'clock news?

Then you'll LOVE this event!

Join your SU and VP Welfare for our first Craftivism session of Spring term, where we'll be making badges and bracelets to show your support for #EHSUWomensWeek19 !


**NO BOOKING REQUIRED** / Facebook Event