Women’s security in activist groups

by Helen Long Trigger warning- measures to prevent sexual assault I have learnt that people who are politically conscious in one way are not necessarily socially conscious, or even friendly.  Class activist circles can become old boys clubs, and peace camps can become safe havens for sexual harassers. Pollution pressure groups can make dirty remarks,…

When Old Tricks Fail: The Women Protesters at the Generation Square in Bangladesh

Nazia Hussein explores the role of women in Bangladesh's Generation Square                                                          Image from Kafila  Like it or not, female protesters have become the epitome of the controversial  Shahbagh…

Feminist Activism; Feminist Academia – Praxis in Motion? Part 3: NIACE

Feminist Activism; Feminist Academia – Praxis in Motion? Written by Finn Mackay At the FWSA conference on ‘Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges’ held on the 28th September 2012 at the University of Nottingham, an activist roundtable formed one of the workshop sessions. This panel included speakers from local and…

Feminist Activism; Feminist Academia – Praxis in Motion? Part 2: Worker’s Educational Association

Written by Finn Mackay At the FWSA conference on ‘Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges’ held on the 28th September 2012 at the University of Nottingham, an activist roundtable formed one of the workshop sessions. This panel included speakers from local and national women’s organisations: the Nottingham Women’s Centre, the Worker’s…

Feminist Activism; Feminist Academia – Praxis in Motion? Part 1: Melanie Jeffs

Written by Finn Mackay At the FWSA conference on ‘Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges’ held on the 28th September 2012 at the University of Nottingham, an activist roundtable formed one of the workshop sessions. This panel included speakers from local and national women’s organisations: the Nottingham Women’s Centre,…