Research Café: Women’s Health at The Whitworth

Research Café: Women’s Health
The Whitworth
6th March 2024

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External shot of The Whitworth which will host Museums and Galleries Responding to the Climate and Ecological Crisis
Museums and Galleries Responding to the Climate and Ecological Crisis

To mark International Women’s Day, join Creative Manchester for a research café event that explores the deep and widening health inequalities in England, and in particular how Muslim women experience health inequalities in their daily lives. The event will examine the role and impact that creative interventions can have on women’s health and wellbeing.

At this event you will hear from a panel of academic experts, and can discover more about current research taking place at The University of Manchester. You will also have the opportunity to hear from Zareena Bano, a Bradford-based mixed-media artist and creative arts tutor, with experience of teaching a wide range of local people in community venues. Hear about Zareena’s artistic journey and see some of her artwork on display, exploring different creative techniques and mediums.


Sadia Mir, Advocate for youth health in Manchester

Sadia is a public speaker working in diverse ethnic communities and women’s communities to encourage better mental health, education, and safety. She advocates for youth health in Manchester, and youth inclusion in the Heritage industry in Lancashire.

Ayesha Arif, Bury Active Women’s Centre

Ayesha is Community Development Director of Bury Active Women’s Centre (BAWC). BAWC takes a holistic approach in addressing inequalities that impact on the lives of women. Social, recreational, educational, training support and activities are provided for women in a culturally safe and sensitive environment.

Sophina Choudry, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester

Sophina is the Programme Director for BSc Education in Manchester Institute of Education. Her main area of interest includes understanding how to empower students from marginalised backgrounds in educational settings, and to understand the role critical pedagogy and policy plays in mediating such teaching and learning processes.

Lunch, tea and coffee is provided.

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