The FWSA supports a wide rage of feminist and gender-based activist initiatives.We have hosted activist speakers and panels at our annual conferences; for example an activist roundtable workshop on women’s services under recession at our 2012 conference. This included speakers from an equalities role in the Workers Educational Association, the Nottingham Women’s Centre and the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education. Our 2013 conference was dedicated to the feminist study of political activism across the globe, and included speakers from Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, Women Living Under Muslim Laws and Women’s Studies Without Walls.
We are currently backing the campaign to stop online abuse on Twitter, a petition and more details can be found here. In 2013 we put our name to the #fbrape campaign and in 2011, the FWSA became a formal supporter of Abortion Rights. We have also been listed on the UK Feminista activist hub website.
We also agreed to become a public supporter of the End Violence Against Women Coalition
The FWSA is also supporting the NUS – ‘Hidden Marks‘ campaign against sexual violence against students.
List of UK Feminist Activist Groups
UK Feminista – umbrella organisation and national website providing details of national Feminist groups and events; includes interactive map to search for your nearest Feminist group.
EVAW – End Violence Against Women Coalition – national network of Feminist and women’s organisations involved in campaigns and service provision around ending violence against women and children.
Feminist Library – The Feminist Library is a large archive collection of Women’s Liberation Movement literature, particularly second-wave materials dating from the late 1960s to the 1990s.
Women’s Studies Without Walls – WSWW is an initiative born out of the Feminist Library in Autumn 2012. WSWW plans to return Women’s Studies to its rightful place – informing and encouraging women to take radical feminist action through learning and sharing skills, experience, and information.
White Ribbon Campaign – UK organisation working with boys and men to campaign against male violence against women.
Reclaim the Night – website for London Reclaim the Night march against rape and male violence against women; also includes details of regional UK marches.
Object – national organisation campaigning against the sexual objectification of women and girls; local groups.
London Feminist Network – London based with national online membership, lively message boards and regular events in the city.
WILPF – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – long standing women’s peace and anti-militarism organisation with International influence; local groups and chapters.
Million Women Rise – national women’s march against male violence against women, to mark International Women’s Day; held in London and attended by individuals and orgs from all over UK.
Abortion Rights – UK campaign group lobbying to defend and extend current abortion rights.
NAWO – National Alliance of Women’s Organisations – national umbrella organisation representing and campaigning for UK Feminist and women’s organisations.
Rape Crisis – UK Rape Crisis movement.
Women’s Aid – UK refuge movement for women and children affected by domestic abuse.
The Feminist Archive – UK Archive of Feminist publications and ephemera from late 1960s to 2000 approx; currently held at two sites – Leeds and Bristol.
Fawcett Society – UK lobbying and campaign organisation for equality between women and men; local groups and chapters.
Women Against the Cuts – UK women’s campaign against current Coalition economic policy.
Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize – UK group awards annual prize to individuals and groups for work campaigning against violence against women and children.
Australian Women Against Violence Alliance -AWAVA’s focus is addressing all forms violence against women