FiLiA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: GRANTS MANAGER

FiLiA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: GRANTS MANAGER

FiLiA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: GRANTS MANAGER
January 2018

 

Who are we looking for?
One of the challenges that we have faced is making our conference as accessible as possible. We have managed in some areas better than others, for example we have always had a creche and speech to text made available. However, we could do better, and this is where you come in. We are looking for a woman to support us with completing funding applications. Our aim is to apply for grants that will allow us to bring the ticket price down, opening the doors to more women on lower incomes.

 

MARKING THE LIVES OF THE WOMEN KILLED BY MEN THIS YEAR

MARKING THE LIVES OF THE WOMEN KILLED BY MEN THIS YEAR

There is no official record or commemoration of women killed by men in the UK, so KAREN INGALA SMITH is taking to social media to remember them

IN JULY 1981, at the first Feminist Conference for Latin American and Caribbean Women in Colombia, November 25 was declared an annual day of protest in memory of three activist sisters Patria, Maria Teresa and Minerva Mirabel who had been assassinated due to their involvement in efforts to overthrow the fascist government of Rafael Trujillo.  

FiLiA STATEMENT: in support of a woman's right to speak

FiLiA Statement: in support of a woman’s right to speak

Since the beginning of recorded history, women have been forced or coerced into silence.
 

If a woman speaks disrespectfully (?) to a man, her mouth shall be crushed with fired brick, and that brick will be hung at the main gate’

c. 2350 BC Urukagina’s Code
 

Women and girls have been fighting patriarchal oppression for thousands of years. Patriarchal state laws, religious instructions, institutional and cultural norms combine to quieten, shape or silence our voices. Where we make even small gains, the backlash is fierce.

We have a right to speak out on issues that affect us, and it is incumbent upon those in positions of power to ensure that we are listened to and heard.

FiLiA is concerned by recent attempts to prevent discussion of the Gender Recognition Act. It is not acceptable that individuals and women’s organisations are unable to openly and freely explore the impact of this potential change in law on our lives.

Mary Beard points out that ‘women, even when they are not silenced, still have to pay a very high price for being heard’. That price is being felt in the form of threats, actual violence, withdrawal of speaking opportunities as well as the fear of loss of funding, job security and reputation.

FiLiA stands by Heather Brunskell-Evans and others who have stepped forwards; determined to uphold the principle of democratic debate and healthy discussion.

FiLiA is proud to provide a feminist space for women from all over the world to come together and share their views, respectfully and with the recognition that in order to be effective in creating positive change for women and girls – we must immerse ourselves in those difficult discussions; not be prevented from allowing them to happen.

In sisterhood and solidarity,

FiLiA

 

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MATRYOSHKAS

MATRYOSHKAS

"We were willing, both of us, to give our lives for the Socialist Revolutionary party. That was a just punishment for the lives we tried to take. We dedicated ourselves to the movement, Manya, and we didn’t take that vow lightly. We didn’t flinch from the consequences.”

Angelina will be involved in the following FiLiA session:
Revolutionary Women            (Saturday Morning)

Extra lunchtime sessions for young women at FiLiA!

We're delighted to say that there are going to be two additional sessions at FiLiA 2017 over the lunch break with young women in mind! 

Session 1: Pornography and Young Women's Sexuality - How Porn Culture affects me

TIGER (Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect) is a Bristol based workers cooperative who work with young people to provide education on topics related to gender equality. In this session, we will be exploring a range of issues related to mainstream pornography and the impact this has on young women and their partners lives. We will be asking questions such as - who is porn made for and who does it represent? What does it teach us about how and why we have sex and the impact this might have on our ability to form healthy relationships with ourselves and others? 

Session 2: Body Image

TIGER (Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect) is a Bristol based workers cooperative who work with young people to provide education on topics related to gender equality. In this session we will be discussing body image. This is a huge topic for young people today who live in media saturated environments, which convey multiple and often contradictory messages about how we should look and how we should feel about this. In this session we will be aiming to create an open and supportive environment from which to begin to explore these ideas as a group.

CAPITAL L

What does Lesbian feminist art looks like? What are Lesbian feminist’s concerns in 2017? How do Lesbians visually illustrate and frame their experiences as Lesbians in a word where the backlash anti-Lesbians is rife?

The Capital L room displays a series of work by Lesbian feminists artists addressing these issue and highlighting the richness and diversity of the Lesbian feminist political view point on ourselves and our lives as Lesbians.