Women’s Action Network Dorset (WAND)

We are a community voluntary organisation established in 2010. We have existed for many years to promote women’s rights and wellbeing, to raise money for women’s services and to provide opportunities for women in Dorset to socialise and share their skills.

In 2022 we will be launching our New Strategy with a new Mission and Aims.

Our New Mission and Aims


We hear Women’s stories. We learn from their experiences, and we offer allyship to the issues that affect them.


We honour Women by sharing their stories, by shining spotlights on their issues and by including all of them in our conversations


We create spaces for Women to rise – to heal if they need to, to grow if they want to and to connect in ways that benefit everyone.


Our Patrons

Harriet Walter

Dame Harriet Walter DBE

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