Thursday, 26 January 2012

GET TOGETHER FOR IWD 2012?


*This post goes somewhere, I promise!*

March the 8th marks yet another International Women's Day and all over the world women (and men!) will be taking part in events which serve to celebrate women's successes and also highlight ongoing inequality which still exists. This year's global theme is CONNECTING GIRLS, INSPIRING FUTURES.

International Women's Day means a lot to me - you might remember I blogged about it last year. Click the link to find out what it's all about. In case you don't, here' a little blurb again from the website:

The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that 'all the battles have been won for women' while many feminists from the 1970's know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women's visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women's education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.

However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices. And so the tone and nature of IWD has, for the past few years, moved from being a reminder about the negatives to a celebration of the positives. 

SO, now to my point...

This year Oxfam are encouraging women and girls to hold get togethers (tea parties, dinners, pampering days, clothes-swap days, whatevs) to help raise some money for selected women's charities around the world. If you register on the site they send you out a part pack with lots of party-type goodies, SO I WAS THINKING, since us bloggy ladies love a wee get together and have a pretty darn significant combined audience, that maybe it would be cool for us to help spread the word and hold our own Scottish Blogger get together to raise some dolla?

We could do anything - hold a wee tea party, a clothes-swap party, or just a good old fashioned NIGHT OUT! If I can drum up some interest then I'll get on the case about booking somewhere and whatnot, but I've never organised a blogger event before and I know some of you gals hefty specialise in that sorta jazz so don't be shy with the suggestions/helping me out/organising the whole thing for me!

March the 8th is a Thursday so bloggies, please let me know if, A you're into it and, B if that date would suit you for something in the day or evening... If no-one's available or particularly into it, no worries. But I really hope y'all will be! Obviously ANYONE can get involved - bloggers, non bloggers, guys, kids, grannies, trannies, fannies... Yeah. Anyone. So if you're reading this and fancy a lovely night with some awesome folk for an amazing cause then please comment and let me know.

Also, please leave any suggestions for the kinds of things we could do since the possibilities are endless (I myself like the idea of a clothes-swap party innit), and anyone who fancies helping me actually organise something - email me!! k-mclaren@hotmail.com

Lotsa sisterly love x



20 comments:

Rani from Cupcake Couture said...

id love a clothes swap/tea party. I am well up for that date although could possibly be working in Edinburgh until 5 at placement, which I can't get out of, so evening would be best!

Also can help organise if you likeee <3

girlinthecity said...

I've just had a wee clear out, so nae clothes for swapping - but always up for a glass of bubbles / cuppa tea and a blether toots - lovely idea!

BeautyH2T said...

Fab idea Miss K would love to do something and can totally help out too if I can xxx

Princess Paula said...

I'd love to come but if its a Thursday I'll need to see what my uni timetable is like, but I will try my very best to make it either way :D xx

Madame G said...

Hi doll,
Sounds like a brilliant idea! I'm free on the Thursday evening for whatever we get up to. Give me a shout if I can help organise x

Ayden said...

Count me in lady :) I'm having a massive clear out soon and I think I'd have some nice bits and bobs to swap. Tea etc sounds good too :) Should we make a tag for it on twitter? xx

Sami - Beauty Aesthetic said...

Sounds like a great idea! Lisa (the other blogger of beautyaesthetic) and I have thursdays off uni so we could probably make it, just depending on how much uni work we've got on and stuff but it definitely sounds good, we'd love to meet all of you and help out and stuff :) xx

Zoë {Conversation Pieces} said...

A super lovely idea! And yay, a valid excuse for cake, swapping, tea etc (not that I really need an excuse!!)

Gillian said...

This sounds like a brilliant idea, I would definitely be interested in coming along to meet everyone and raise some pennies! A clothes swap/tea party type thing sounds fab.

Gillian x

Kirsty B said...

a tea party would be excellent! but any get together would be fab. i would definitely be up for coming along.

x

Lauren-Ella said...

Would definitely be up for it-though I wouldn't be free til the evening I don't think!

x

Max said...

Definitely up for it, can't wait to see all the lovely Scottish bloggers again!
x

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

Aw I'd love to come along but I have plans that night! Bummer! All the best with it and I will TOTES make one of these blogger events one day and actually meet some of y'all! Llara x

Dawniepopsies said...

I was gutted to miss the last one so would definitely be up for coming along.

Jen said...

Oooh I'd love to come, am I allowed even though I'm not really a blogger? x

Wonderland Girl said...

So up for this! No clothes to swap sadly havign just cleared out loads but I'm up for comming along to watch all the fun :L
Probably have laods of people offering but if you need any help give me a shout :)
Much Love
Roisin Elizabeth
xoxox

beewaits said...

clothes swap sounds adorable - with a high tea. maybe some cupcake decorating. some sweet goody bags and some schweet nail art on the go?

you know i'd be on it like a car bonnet.

x

Anonymous said...

..or even Till You Vomit, Claire! Ladies, thanks so much for all your interest! At the moment im trying to have a think about venues and how to go about organising goody bags. If anyone has any tips/ideas about either of these two things lemme know! Xx

Redspect said...

"If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it Help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save live"!
mawaddainternationalaid

Redspect said...

"If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it Help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save live"!
mawaddainternationalaid

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