About the Conference
Welcome to FiLiA (previously Feminism in London). We have been granted charitable status for the purposes of promoting equality and diversity, human rights, and the arts.
At the centre of our work is our annual conference. 1,000 attendees gather to network and to hear about the incredible work happening globally to support the liberation of women and girls.
FiLiA is women-run and women-led, and is open to everyone to attend. FiLiA focuses on networking, activism, and policy as well as academic discourse.
The conference addresses a wide range of issues from feminist history to women's human rights.
At FiLiA we hope to approach these topics in a way that is engaging yet accessible.
The objectives of FiLiA are to provide an explicitly feminist conference which will be inclusive of all women, including women with disabilities, women of colour, LGBT women, younger and older women, women on lower incomes and women with children. We feel strongly that sexism and male domination are not over when the most privileged women in society alone move forward; feminism must include all women or it is not feminism at all. The focus of the conference is on what we can achieve together.
The format of the conference from year to year generally includes an opening panel discussion, followed by breakaway sessions throughout the day. A highlight of the conference is the art exhibition. We also have a film room, a 'soft space' for those who are triggered by subject matter, those who are non-neurotypical or have spectrum disorders, and those who simply want a quiet space. There is a free creche, and workshops for children.
We have been honoured in past years to conclude the conference with the presentation of the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize.