A message from the organisers
The success of Feminism in London over the last few years has helped us reach a big milestone - we have been granted charitable status. This gives us the opportunity to move beyond simply hosting the conference and enables us to participate in further reaching work.
Our new organisation is called FiLia, a word meaning daughter, and which is evocative of our intention to steadfastly continue the work of our foremothers to create a better world for our daughters.
Over the past year we have been building the organisation, deciding what our strategy looks like and which projects we want to pursue as well as thinking about how we can be as effective as possible. As part of this process, we are delighted to announce that Resist Porn Culture has become a part of FiLia.
The next conference will be 14-15 October 2017. We hope to see you then!
By Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans
Although prostitution is legal in Britain there are a number of laws which regulate related activities, such as soliciting in a public place, kerb crawling, owning or managing a brothel, and pimping. These laws are both confused and confusing: regional police forces interpret them in different ways; and they do not comply with sexual equality and gender justice...
For many people – women, minorities, immigrants – the world is suddenly an even more hostile place than before. At the same time, our ability to seek refuge is being taken away, with less and less funding for vital social services. In this environment, we must join together to resist – and survive.
Art is part of the battle...
URGENT message from the ICchange campaign ...
We campaign to secure the ratification of the Istanbul Convention (IC) in the UK.The IC is the strongest legal framework that exists to tackle violence and against women and girls in the UK. It offers REAL change - if made law.
FiLiA are thrilled to have secured funding from ROSA to pilot a community engagement programme. The funding will enable FiLiA to design and test a process to engage women experiencing disadvantage with the 2017 Feminism in London conference...