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Seven Women partnership delivers life-changing gifts at CQUni

Seven Women partnership delivers life-changing gifts at CQUni

Published:04 December 2017

Seven Women founder Steph Woollard shows off the organisation's fair trade puppets at a CQUni event.

CQUniversity Bookshop is stocking products from Nepalese social enterprise Seven Women, in the latest social innovation initiative at the changemaker university.

The partnership comes after CQUni hosted Seven Women founder Stephanie Woollard, at a public screening of the documentary Bringing the Light: The Seven Women Story.

At the November 28 event, the young Australian social entrepreneur explained how Seven Women was helping thousands of disadvantaged and disabled women in Nepal, and fundraising through manufacture of handcrafts and tour groups.

The Seven Women range is available through the Bookshop thanks to collaboration with the Office of Social Innovation, and every purchase supports women in Nepal through education, training, health and income-generation programs.

“The Office of Social Innovation advocates for social procurement across the uni, and supports a wide range of social enterprises through strategic spending,” Director of Social Innovation Lara Carton explained.

“CQUniversity also works with Seven Women through research, student placement, and learning and teaching initiatives, and its social enterprise model makes Seven Women a perfect partner for our social innovation agenda.”

The Seven Women range includes handcrafted boxer shorts, saris, and toys, as well as the Seven Women documentary DVD, and Stephanie Woollard’s book From a Tin Shed to the United Nations.

Stocked just in time for Christmas shopping, the range is available online, in store on the Rockhampton North campus, and via regular pop-up market stalls presented by the Office of Social Innovation Change Champs across select campuses.

To find out more about Seven Women and its life-changing work, pick up a copy of Be Magazine, or read our story online here.