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, at the Institute of Education in London. We hope to see you then!
A report by Leah Thorn on the pilot phase of 'Older Women Rock!', a ground-breaking project of poetry-embellished retro clothes and performance, and pop-up political art spaces that expose and explore issues that face ‘early old age’ women.
On 6 April 2017 the so-called ‘rape clause’ policy came into force in the UK. FiLiA is deeply concerned about this development and the impact it will have on equality for women across the country.
'I just froze' is Rape Crisis Scotland's new public awareness campaign, which aims to challenge and change common misconceptions that there is a right or wrong way for people to react during or after a rape.