Josephine founded the feminist group Chelt Fems and spent ten years leading the group’s campaigns against lap dancing and the sex industry within her home town. She now works nationally against the sex industry, including last December organising the ‘Hardcore Hate’ conference which brought together activists, academics, and professionals against the sex industry. She is […]
Jessica is a forensic psychologist whose work focuses on victim blaming. She started the #nomoreCSEfilms campaign which has succeeded in getting a number of local authorities, police forces, and charities to stop using graphic and potentially traumatising, victim blaming resources in interventions with children affected by child sexual abuse. With Claire Paterson-Young, she recently published The Little […]
Hawa Sesay, founder and executive director of Hawa Trust in Hackney and a qualified social worker. Hawa has used her personal experience of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to help others. Hawa has been supporting communities in Hackney and around the world to learn more about how FGM is a dangerous practice with devastating lifelong physical, […]
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 […]