Where can young women go?

We know it can be hard to find safe spaces for young women to hang out. We understand that and are working hard to create spaces in our community that young women can relax and enjoy themselves. The Panmure Library and the Panmure Community Hall have committed to create spaces for our young women in Tāmaki.

If you’re a young woman and want to create activations just for young women in Panmure, let us know! We’ll help you.

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Click here for what activations we’ve done in the:  Panmure Hall

Click here for what activations we’ve done in the: Panmure Library

Click here for what activations we’ve done in the: Panmure Carpark

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In July 2018, we ran a Phenomenal Young Women Event just for us!

Here is the evaluation of that event:

  • Phenomenal Young Women Event on July 7th had 100+ young women participate.
  • 15 x young women meet weekly as part of the Phenomenal Young Women leadership team and as a support space.
  • 2 x internship positions were created for young women to activate spaces in 2019 including running a young women’s only night held twice a week in Tāmaki.

Evaluation:

  • 97% said they would participate if the activities are ongoing
  • 90% said the experience helped them to have fun
  • 90% said the experience helped them to feel good
  • 79% said the experience helped them to feel safe
  • 79% said the experience helped them to believe in themselves
  • When asked if the event activities increased their confidence 76% rated it 5 out of 5 and 15% rated 4 out of 5.
  • When asked if the event activities made them feel connected to community spaces 79% rated it 5 out of 5.
  • When asked if the event activities made them feel a sense of belonging 79% rated it 5 out of 5 and 13% rated it 4 out 5

Feedback:

  • Young women who never knew each other and would probably have never spoken to each other had the opportunity to connect and share.
  • Shy young women who never participate in activities felt comfortable to participate.
  • A young woman leading the flower crown making workshop was scared about no one being interested in her workshop. At the end, she stated she had run out of flowers because so many young women wanted to do her activity which made her feel empowered and excited.
  • Young women leading the space stated they didn’t realise how much fun they would have helping other young women and talking with them.
  • A young woman stated we need more spaces that are strictly young women because she felt uncomfortable that only inside the hall was strictly young women and outside spaces weren’t completely blocked off, so men could still walk through.
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