Walk for Women 2021

Welcome back to Walk for Women!

Join us on Saturday 21st August to support disadvantaged women and girls in rural India.

Like last year, in response to the effect of Covid-19, walking together as before will not be possible. However, this does not mean that we cannot come together remotely or in small groups to enjoy a warm summer day walking and continue supporting women who are in need and their families.

Donate via JustGiving

Join the Walk for Women

This year there are different ways how you can you the walk:

  1. You can show your solidarity by walking remotely – by yourself or with your loved ones.
  2. You can join an organised Walk for Women.
  3. You can organise a Walk for Women yourself.
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Walking Remotely

Like last year, it is possible for you to join the walk remotely or in a small group. We have prepared a Walkers Pack for you to enjoy during your walk.
This includes,

  • An exclusive selection of easy-to-pack Indian recipes for your end-of-walk picnic, specially created for this year’s walk by Pallavi to enjoy.
  • Access to podcasts/interviews on women’s rights in India.
  • An Action Village India Spotify playlist containing Indian female singers.

For more delicious recipes, you can always have a look in the Madras Café Cookbook 1 or 2, which you can buy here. 

Join an Organised Walk

Alternatively, you can join an organised walk (see details below). Over the coming weeks, we will post more walks below as they come in.

  • Join Pallavi at Virginia Water (GU25 4QF for the main Virginia Water car park) – 10:30 am.
    Please bring your own picnic, as we won’t serve food this year. If you want to make sure we wait for you, please get in touch with us.
Organising your own Walk for Women

As we won’t be organising a large Walk for Women at Virginia Water this year, due to the restrictions and uncertainties around COVID, we would like to ask our supporters to organise their own Walk for Women for friends, family or your colleagues. You can do this entirely how you wish to do so – you can prepare a picnic for your attendees or simply just walk together. You could set up your own JustGiving page linked to the main Walk for Women JustGiving page. However you would like to do it, the AVI staff team is always able to help – just click the ‘get in touch’ button above.

If you are happy for other people to join your walk, please let us know and we will add your walk to the list above.

You can find some useful documents under the ‘Organise your own walk’ button below to help you with your fundraising. This includes:

  1. The official Walk for Women 2021 pack.
  2. The Action Village India handbook which you can share with your walkers, so they know exactly what they are raising money for.
  3. Text and images which you can use for your fundraising page.

For more delicious recipes, you can always have a look in the Madras Café Cookbook 1 or 2, which you can buy here. 

We would love it if you shared pictures of your walk with us. You can share pictures and videos of your walk via email at [email protected] or on your social media tagging Action Village India on Facebook (@actionvillageindia), Twitter (@ActionVillageIn), Instagram (@actionvillageindiauk) and using the hashtag #walkforwomen2021.

Walkers Pack Organisers Pack Get in Touch

What we are raising money for?

Every year since 2005, walkers have been coming together to spend a day walking in the stunning location of Virginia Water to raise funds for helping disadvantaged women in rural India. Last year walkers raised £5,298. Thank you all.

Action Village India (AVI) works with local Indian partner organisations with the belief that every man, child and woman in rural India has the right to take control of their lives and prosper in fair, equal and inclusive communities.

This year, Walk for Women will support Action Village India’s partner EquiDiversity. EquiDiversity has been active in India since 2016 and is committed to creating an environment that promotes gender equality through political, social and financial empowerment with active informed participation of individuals, the community and the state. EquiDiversity Foundation envisions a society where there is gender equality, co-sharing of power, and freedom from gender-based violence.

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