A message from FiLiA
The success of Feminism in London over the last few years has helped us reach a big milestone - we have been granted charitable status.
Our new organisation is called FiLiA, a word meaning daughter, reflecting our intention to steadfastly continue the work of our fore-mothers to create a better world for our daughters.
FiLiA aims to:
• stand in sisterhood and solidarity with women and girls throughout the world in our collective struggle for economic, political and social liberation
• contribute to growing and strengthening the Women’s Liberation Movement
• work tirelessly and effectively to analyse, understand and dismantle patriarchy in all its forms everywhere
Sisterhood and Solidarity,
"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)
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.
Dr Pam Lowe will be talking at the FiLiA 2017 Conference
Most people only really hear about what happens outside abortion clinics when extreme tactics are used. But our research has shown it is the presence rather than the conduct of anti-abortion activists that often distresses women.
Men, patriarchy and mental health; feminism; taboo… Over the years, the Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR) has picked intriguing conference themes. This year’s event, held on 6 May 2017, was organised by Dearbhaile Bradley, “eco psychologist, counsellor and poet”, and Chip Ponsford, whose starting point for wanting to be involved was having tried to run a workshop in the northeast called Rip Up Your Man Suit. No one had come.
Debi will be running a Personal Safety talk and demonstration at the FiLiA conference
Gender-based violence is a global problem. In the UK, approximately 585,000 women are raped or sexually assaulted in England and Wales alone every year and 2 women die at the hands of their intimate partner every week. In India, 848 women or girls are either harassed, raped or killed every single day. And in South Africa, rapes are estimated to take place every 26 seconds and it is thought that almost half of all women will be raped in their lifetime.