Our Aims

In 2015, we were granted charitable status for the purposes of promoting equality and diversity, promoting human rights, and promoting the arts. Our 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. At the centre of our work is an annual conference showcasing and disseminating the work of researchers, NGOs, and individuals in the sphere of women's rights. 

Human rights

Aim: To promote human rights (as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent United Nations conventions and declarations) and in particular women's rights throughout the world.

Equality & Diversity

Aim: The promotion of equality and diversity, in particular equality between women and men, and to eliminate gender discrimination for the public benefit, including by running an annual conference on gender equality.

The Arts

Aim: To promote art for the benefit of the public, in particular to promote the art of women, especially socially excluded women, by the provision of an art exhibition at the annual conference, and through other events and collaborations.