latcui 4.10 – International Women’s Day dinner at Alex & Sinead’s on Friday
OnMarch 5, 2012
latcui 4.10 – International Women’s Day
Many thanks to Claudie for hosting a fantastic dinner full of Persian delights on Saturday night. Highlights included an array of spinach, aubergine and beetroot dips for starters, a lemon and black bean hotpot for mains and coconut burfi from Pakistan.
To celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March) and Sinead’s launch of the Sky High Challenge on Facebook, on Friday 9th March, Sinead will be hosting a dinner focusing on food from countries where women and girls do not enjoy equal rights and face many challenges because they are female. The aim of the dinner is to build awareness of these issues but also to celebrate the amazing work that many organisations are doing to help.
Here’s how to take part:
1. Choose a pressing issue that effects women and girls in the world today. Examples include sex slavery, lack of education opportunities, or child marriage.
2. Pick a dish to share from the country where this issue is prevalent, for example, sex slavery is common in South East Asia and India, girl’s education is an issue in many countries in Africa and the Middle East, and child marriage is common in India and parts of Africa.
3. Identify an organisation on the ground that is doing great work to help women and girls facing the issue. The Get Involved section of the Half the Sky website is a brilliant place to start. Examples of organisation making real progress in the issues above are Apne Aap in India, Camfed in Africa, and Girls Not Brides.
4. Bring a small donation which will be pooled and will go to the one of the organisation’s profiled. Best pitch wins the cash for their organisation!
Any questions, do drop me a line and Alex and I look forward to seeing you on Friday!