Alison Boydell is a lifelong feminist and works as an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) for a Rape Crisis centre. Alison campaigns against violence against women and is involved in End Online Misogyny, which highlights online violence against women and also co-founded JURIES (Jurors Understanding Rape is Essential Standard) with the late Jill Saward. JURIES campaigns for juries in sexual offences trials to be briefed about the realities of rape to counter widely held rape myths and stereotypes.
More recently, Alison has been campaigning against "sexual entertainment venues" (SEVs) in Sheffield and was part of the campaign group Zero Option, who supported a woman who brought legal action against Sheffield City Council for its unlawful granting of Spearmint Rhino's licence in 2016. Alison continues to campaign against strip clubs as Not Buying It working closely with the Women's Equality Party local branch and other interest groups.
Alison will be involved in the following FiLiA session:
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