With at its heart the motivation to set up a local equivalent of the ground-breaking Bristol Ideal – a whole school approach for ending sexual and domestic violence – the Women’s Rights Action Group (WRAG) hosted a half-day conference in Cambridge on 19 March 2017.
In 2016 Susan Merrick worked with a group of Artists at the National Archives to respond to some of the archives official documents on mental health. The National Archives will be touring the Artist responses to these documents throughout Autumn and Winter 2016/2017. Susan’s work is a film of her performance ‘Statements in Semaphore’ that she produced in May 2016.
Get Naked At Work? Get Stuffed!
by Karen Ingala-Smith, Feminist and CEO of a charity working to end male violence against women and girls
nia, a London based charity supporting women and girls who have experienced sexual and domestic violence, strongly objects to Lush’s ‘Get Naked’ stunt in which staff across the USA, described as ‘willing participants’, worked naked, save an apron, purportedly to raise awareness of the environmental damage caused by excess packaging.
We note from media coverage of the ‘events’ and also from a photograph on Lush’s website from earlier renditions in 2007 and 2008, that there is a marked preponderance of women, of course, young women.
More than 30 organisations and nearly 300 individuals have added their name to an open letter calling on the British Medical Association (BMA) to reject a new policy passed by junior doctors backing the full decriminalisation of the sex trade (including of pimps and brothel owners) as implemented in New Zealand.