4 episodes

WEN Cafe Podcast explores themes relating to gender equality and women's right in Wales, from policy to women's lived experience.

WEN Cafe Podcast WEN Wales

    • Society & Culture

WEN Cafe Podcast explores themes relating to gender equality and women's right in Wales, from policy to women's lived experience.

    WEN at Ten: WEN‘s 10th Birthday Celebration

    WEN at Ten: WEN‘s 10th Birthday Celebration

    WEN at Ten - a virtual celebration event for WEN Wales' 10th Birthday on 16th November 2021 featuring a line-up of inspirational women including:


    Jess Fishlock MBE in conversation with Professor Laura McAllister


    Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt


    Kay Richmond, Founder of WEN Wales


    Kirsty Davies-Warner, Founder of WEN Wales


    Professor Meena Upadhyaya OBE, Former Trustee, Geneticist & one of WEN’s 100 Welsh Women


    Sarah Rees, Former Chair of WEN Wales


    Auriol Miller, Director, Institute of Welsh Affairs


    Shereen Williams, CEO Boundary Commission Wales


    Shavanah Taj, General Secretary Wales TUC


    Krystal S Lowe, Dancer, Choreographer, and Writer


    Grace Quantock, Former WEN Mentee


    Mia Rees, Former WEN Mentee


    Justna Muhith, Former WEN Mentee

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Diverse and equal representation: why do we need it and how do we get there?

    Diverse and equal representation: why do we need it and how do we get there?

    Why do we need diverse and equal representation in public and political life and how do we get there?


    The Diverse5050 campaign calls for positive action to ensure better representation of women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, disabled people, and LGBT people in Welsh political institutions.


    Panel:


    Sian Gwenllian, Plaid Cymru MS for Arfon and Chair of the Cross Party Group on Women


    Evelyn James, Diverse5050 Campaign Manager


    Zainab Asunramu, Elect Her


    Dr Jessica Laimann, WEN Wales Policy & Public Affairs Officer


    Chair: Patience Bentu, Diverse5050 Campaigner

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Let's talk about the rights of older women

    Let's talk about the rights of older women

    From the menopause, to violence and abuse against older women, ageism, and culturally appropriate support for older women from diverse communities - our panel discuss all this and more.


    This podcast was recorded at a WEN Cafe live event on 25th August.


    Panel:


    Andrea Cooper, Safeguarding Lead, Older People's Commissioner for Wales


    Lisa Nicholls, Menopause Champion & Campaign Lead, Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales


    Rahila Hamid, Gwent Regional Coordinator of EYST's BAME Engagement Programme


    Chair: Catherine Fookes, Director, WEN Wales

    • 50 min
    From carrots to kindness: the impact of Covid-19 on neurodiverse women

    From carrots to kindness: the impact of Covid-19 on neurodiverse women

    Join WEN Wales this Learning Disability Week as we discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted women in Wales with learning disabilities and/or autism. 

    WEN Director Catherine Fookes interviews women & non-binary people about their lived experiences.

    • 58 min

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