History

The women of "Achterban" at the "Straatconsulaat" (Street Consulate) took up the initiative to organise a pampering day especially for women in social shelters/unhoused women. This was the birth of the The Hague Women Indulgence Day, held on 8 March, International Women's Day for ten years. The so-called "Achterban" did not only get help from the "Straatconsulaat", but also from tens of volunteers.  

Kessler Foundation

The "Straatconsulaat" contacted the Kessler Foundation in 2017 to discuss a way to hand over the organisation of Women's Day. That year, the "Achterban" and the Kessler Foundation collaborated, but in 2018 the Kessler Foundation started organising the event on its own.

The second hand clothing shops called "Pakkie Deftig" are part of the Foundation, and were involved in organising the Women's Day right from the beginning. From 2019 onwards the proper name has become "The Hague Women's Day''. All the hostesses, hairdressers, visagistes, Reiki therapists, pedicurists, manicurists and many other volunteers still make the day a success up till now.

Focus group

The Hague Women's Day is directed at women who are currently in social shelters/unhoused women in The Hague. These women are handed a personal invitation for the Day in March. 

 DEN HAAG - Kessler Stichting organiseert de Vrouwenverwendag. FOTO EN COPYRIGHT HENRIETTE GUEST