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GENERATION FEMINIST - RADICAL GIRLSSS

RADICAL COURAGE 

Can we be young, feminist and radical ? 

A panel of 4 speakers, members of Radical Girlsss - the youth movement of the European Network of Migrant Women, discuss the challenges faced by young feminists today. From the attractiveness of "liberal feminism" that transforms the movement into a brand to the Queer theory that makes us question the mere definition of a woman… Radicality takes courage. 

In spite of the strains on mental health, risks of isolation, struggles to balance activism with economic necessities… How can it be still possible to navigate around the tricks of the “individual choice” narrative ? Why is it necessary to take a stand against prostitution and surrogacy ? Why do we want to bring radical feminism to future generations ? How do we find radical happiness for us and all of our sisters ?

INTRODUCED BY ANNA ZOBNINA

FEMICIDE

Femicide, most often conceptualised as the killing of women by men because they’re women, isn’t even a formally recognised term in the UK, yet there are differences in contexts and motivations between the killing s of women and men, there is also a tendency to overlook killings that are committed outside the context of domestic violence.   In addition, although the killing of women by men is a global issue, there are differences in international patterns.

This panel will include a focus on femicide in Latin America and the UK.  We will also look at the killings of women in the sex trade and the killings of women where BDSM/rough-sex gone wrong is used as a defence.

Jill Radford said that to name, define and promote awareness of femicide is to generate resistance.This panel is proud to be part of the feminist movement’s fight

CHAIRED BY KAREN INGALA SMITH

WINDRUSH AND THE HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT

This panel will look at how UK politics lost any compassion, and the way that the Windrush scandal and the hostile environment policies have affected women in the UK.

CHAIRED BY JENNIFER NADEL

HONOUR BASED VIOLENCE

Honour is just another term for misogyny, something that BME women are still battling every day.

We have an amazing panel of women that will be discussing some forms of honour based violence, including honour killing, cast based oppression and some of the grass roots work they are doing to challenge the outdated ideas of honour based oppression.

CHAIRED BY SADIA HAMEED

VIOLENCE AGAINST LESBIANS

VULVA'S THE WORD