This week’s guest blogger is Sian Berry. Sian is a writer and activist, and was Green candidate for Mayor of London in 2008.
‘Disappointing findings earlier this month from the Centre for Women and Democracy’s ‘Candidate Watch’ project. Their new research, looking at declared candidates in General Election constituencies across the UK, concluded that [...]
What are you doing tomorrow? If you want to go to the launch of an exciting new organisation UK feminista is hosting their launch event from 11am – 3pm at the Women’s Library. To find out more or to book your place go to www.ukfeminista.org.uk
If you listen to the commentators this year’s election could be swung as much by the leaders’ wives as by their policies. Even before we knew Samantha Cameron was pregnant she had been hailed as the Tories’ ‘secret weapon’. What is the fascination with leader’s wives in this election? I don’t remember anyone giving so [...]
Last weekend Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director. It’s hard to believe that in 82 years of Oscar glory, only four women directors have being nominated for an Oscar, and only one woman has actually won. But what’s even harder to believe is that much of the coverage [...]
Continuing our series of guest blogers, Lee Webster writes about why International Women’s Day matters.
I love International Women’s Day, it’s my favourite day of the year.
It’s the combination of celebrating women’s achievements, recognising that we still have many struggles ahead of us, and then organising ourselves to do something about them, which [...]
Over the coming weeks we’re going to be hosting a number of guest bloggers writing about issues affecting women in the UK and abroad. Our first guest blogger is Jessica Sinclair Taylor from the Fawcett Society:
As the political parties struggle to convince a jaded electorate that they deserve a majority, the fact that the [...]
It’s the annual Million Women Rise March on Saturday. Violence against women was one of the issues that came up again and again at our last meeting.
Do go along if you are able and show your support for ending violence against women.
More info here: http://www.millionwomenrise.com/