The Latest News from WAND UK


WAND is an independent charity that addresses the problems facing women in isolated and excluded communities through drop-in sessions, outreach services and networking events. WAND was set up to work predominantly with African female asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in 2005 but have since extended to all corners of the community Since 2005, WAND UK has supported women across sexual health, including HIV prevention, computer literacy, mental health and well-being and domestic violence. If you are interested in becoming part of a social network of women that support each other, learn, and discuss the problems facing their community you are welcome to join WAND. We focus on, Health, Education, Employment, Cultural Heritage in the following ways: Information sharing Networking opportunities One to one visits Social Activities Awareness Campaigns Our events are supported by professionals from the NHS, government departments and service providers who have expert knowledge on issues and can offer advice and guidance.
WAND UK is at Venture Community Centre.
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Venture Community Centre
Lots of food donated & delivered today by @thefelixproject @_loveyourneighbour_ @cityharvestlondon @stpaulschurch 🌟🌟🌟 thank you👏🏽🙌🏾

The venture centre is open to anyone to collect fresh food on a Wednesday afternoon 🍏🍌🍊🫑🥦🌽🥕🍇 please come along if you need it!

Thank you to the volunteers for helping through this challenging lockdown🧡💛

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Today Christmas food bags were given to aprox 130 people at the Venture Community Centre. A HUGE variety of food was donated by wonderful charities, thank you.💝
We hope everyone can stay safe this Christmas and although the new restrictions may isolate many, please ask for help if you need it. 🎄🎁
On Friday we are running our girls group online. This session provides an opportunity for girls to talk about how Covid-19 is affecting them.

Please join in on time so you do not miss out on the breathing exercises and stretches led by Ilaria ❤️
Tomorrow is the international day of elimination of violence against women and girls. Last year, in the UK alone, an estimated 1.6 million women aged 16 to 74 years were victims of domestic violence. Predictions estimate that this figure has increased significantly as a results of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We firmly believe that we can and must end violence and injustice against women around the world and the only way we can do this is with love and support.

On this day we bring our thoughts and actions to raise awareness for those of us who have been victims of such violations of human rights.

Always remember you are not alone. If you have been victim of any gender-based violence and are in need of support please do not hesitate to contact us on

#womanpower #womenempoweringwomen #womentogether #domesticviolence #womenshealth #mentalhealth #wanduk #womenmatter #internationaldayfortheeliminiationofviolenceagainstwomen #humanrights #unwomen #womenempowerment
Tomorrow Ilaria from WAND UK is hosting a free online group for girls aged 8-13. The aim of the group is to connect young girls with one another, which is a difficulty during the lockdown, focus on breathing techniques to help anxiety and doing some stretching exercises to keep fitter. Please sign up via email at to get the zoom link, or please reply to this post privately. Hope to see many young girls there tomorrow 💛
The much-awaited festival of light is here. Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is celebrated across India with great enthusiasm as it symbolises the victory of good over evil.

At WAND UK we celebrate diversity and multiculturalism and in honour of this beautiful and heart-warming festival we are launching our own virtual Diwali festival on Saturday 11th November at 7pm!

Our event will include: virtual group cooking delicious rice pudding 🍚 and meditation 🧘‍♀️.

For any women and girls interested please send us an email on and we will send you a zoom link to attend the event.

Swipe right to view the delicious rice pudding recipe we will make.
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Happy Windrush Day!

Monday 22nd is the arrival of the Empire Windrush landing in 1948 with people from the Caribbean who were invited to help rebuilt the UK after World War II.

Thank you to the community for all that they have done and continue to do.