Hot women make peace cool
IT'S an ambitious project, and a timely one.
With a global outlook, 17 local women have come together to form The Manhattan Project, aiming to change the way we talk about war - and glamourise peace.
"The privilege of living in a peaceful country can mean we easily take peace for granted," Manhattan Project Coordinator Fiona Foulkes said.
"Although there is variance from region to region, around 70% of casualties in modern wars are civilians, and most of them are women and children."
The Manhattan Project launches tonight, and you're invited to 'help make peace bigger than war', whilst fundraising for women and children affected by war.
The evening, at the Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery from 5.30pm, includes music from local guitar duo Miel Crudo, drinks and canapés, as well as a short movie by the 17 local foundation members of the project.
Tickets are $20 each and can be bought from My Sister's Wardrobe on Moonee St or from Harvey World Travel at Park Beach Plaza.
"Proceeds from the launch will go to OPAWC, an organisation based on the ground in Afghanistan that supports war widows by offering free adult literacy classes, English classes, computer skills and vocational training," Fiona said.