Building Equality is a group of survivors organised through Edinburgh Women’s Aid and Shakti Women’s Aid. Together they have written a book called When Women Speak I Hear about their experiences, which is on sale from independent retailers across Edinburgh.
Woman’s Place UK raise awareness of the issues raised by the proposed Gender Recognition Act. They campaign for women only spaces to be protected and extended where necessary, and for the government to consult with the women’s sector on gender identity self-declaration and exemptions to the Equality Act for single sex services and spaces. They […]
The Maya Centre provides free counselling for women on a low income who have experienced male violence and abuse. The centre runs the ‘I Am’ programme which uses art and media as a vehicle to build resilience and empowerment. The group holds events, including at the Free Word Centre, and the House of Lords, featuring […]
Yes Matters is an organisation founded by Gemma AItchinson in 2013 following the rape and murder of her younger sister. The organisation is working with survivors and communities to tackle victim blaming, and conducting research on the impact of sexual objectification on women and girls on our equal access to justice.
Project ACEi is a community action group which advocates against the practice of female genital mutilation in the UK and overseas through education and training programmes. The project is self funded by its founder Alimatu Dimonekene and delivers training to local authorities, the NHS, and the Metropolitan Police as well as delivering workshops and conferences […]
Build a Girl was founded in 2017 by Fiona Broadfoot. The project works with vulnerable young women to provide early intervention, support, as well as aiming to act to prevent these young women from being targeted for exploitation in prostitution. Already the project has enabled these young women to come together and have weekends away […]
Action Breaks Silence is an educational charity working in India, South Africa, and the UK. They offer two educational programmes: The Empowerment Programme for women and girls; and The Empathy Programme for boys. The programmes are designed to challenge stereotypes and raise awareness around sexual violence and have reached more than 47,000 young people since […]
Safety 4 Sisters is a Manchester women’s organisation that provides services to and campaigns for the rights of migrant women. The group have documented the experiences of migrant women in the UK, the abuse they have been subject to and the barriers to accessing services that they face. They organise training, conferences, and protests, and […]
Southall Black Sisters was founded in 1979 following the murder of anti-racist activist Blair Peach and since then have combined providing advocacy for local women with nationally reaching campaigns. Their most high profile campaigns have included those for the release of Kiranjit Ahluwalia and Zoora Shah, and campaigns around forced marriage and the abolition of […]
IC Change is a grassroots volunteer-led campaign that has made a huge impact in a short period of time. Their work during 2016 to raise awareness of the Istanbul Convention and press for its ratification in the UK has been both inspiration and successful. They have effectively built broad-based support across the political spectrum, women’s […]