Sian has been a writer and feminist activist for over ten years. Between 2007 – 2013 she co-organised three Reclaim the Night marches, while co-running the Bristol Feminist Network. She is the founder and director of the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival which aims to tackle cultural femicide. She has written on male violence against women for […]
Samantha began campaigning after her daughter Jayden was murdered by her pattern. She set up the campaign Jayden’s Gift, she has participated in documentaries and speaks at events, telling her daughter’s story and campaigning for the safety of other women.
Roxanne used the Femicide Census as the inspiration to create ‘The most beautiful project that shouldn’t exist’. She decided to commemorate the 598 women killed by a current or former partner between 2009 and 2015 by creating a quilt of 598 patches, each one dedicated to a murdered woman. The finished quilt was unveiled in […]
Mehala is a campaigner-survivor who successfully campaigned for survivors of domestic abuse in Bristol to be placed in the highest priority band for social housing. She worked on the national campaign to allow survivors of domestic abuse to register to vote anonymously. She was involved in organising the Bristol #MeToo march in 2017, and set […]
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, […]