Saturday, January 17, 2009
The book will be released in the UK on the 5th Feb. 2009.
Update 4/2/09 - you can read Gill's review of Wetlands on the blog.
Friday, January 16, 2009
The events announced so far are as follows:
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
We Rock Like Girls Don't
The Lovely Eggs
The Bobby McGees
Helen McCookery Book
+ more to be confirmed.
Women in Music Journalism - Frances Morgan, Plan B magazine
Women in art, NOW (title to be adapted) - Various
Make your Own Zine
The event is open to all, and with plenty of room for more acts and ideas I would highly recommend emailing email@example.com or wandering over to the facebook group and offering to get involved.
Tickets are available from www.wegottickets.com
All inclusive ticket: £7/£6 concession
Evening only ticket: £5/£4 concession
Monday, January 12, 2009
The Global Women’s Strike and International Women Count Network have organised five events with a wide range of speakers from Bolivia, Canada, England, Guyana, haiti, India, Iraq, Ireland, Palestine, Peru, Spain, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, USA and Venezuela.
- Grassroots Struggle Against Sexism and Racism: An International Comparison
Saturday 31 January, 9.30am-5.30pm
Bolivar Hall, Venezuelan Embassy, 54 Grafton Way, London W1 5AJ
- Our Debt to Haitians - the First to Abolish Slavery
Sunday 1 February, 10.30 -5.30pm
- Rape and Prostitution - A Question of Consent
Tuesday 3 February, 6.00 – 8.00pm
Committee Room 6, House of Commons
- Invest In Caring, Not Killing: Valuing the Work of Caring for People and the Planet
Saturday 7 February, 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Rediscovering Tanzania’s Ujamaa - Tribute to the Great Ntimbanjayo Millinga and the Ruvuma Development Association
Sunday 8 February, 1.30 - 5.30pm
More information on the events can be found here or you can contact the group:
Crossroads Women’s Centre, 230A Kentish Town Rd, London NW5 2AB
Tel: 44 (0)20 7482 2496 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally posted on The Femilist 19.12.08
Saturday, January 10, 2009
"I will publish a blog post on Tuesday 24th March about a woman in technology whom I admire but only if 1,000 other people will do the same." — Suw Charman-AndersonTo celebrate women in technology Suw is looking to sign up 1000 bloggers to write about women in technology, as I write 826 men and women across the web have signed up - don't miss your chance to make it in the first 1000.
Check out Suws blog to find out a little more about Ada, one of the great parents of modern technology, and hop to the pledge page to proffer your allegiance to women shaping the past, the present and the future.
I'll be contributing my words at the Under the Microscope blog, let everyone know where you're posting your blog in the comments.
Friday, January 9, 2009
The right to paid maternity leave came about as the result of a hard fought battle, led by feminists for the benefit of women and their children. Does voluntarily returning to work without taking maternity leave undermine the argument for maternity leave?
Should women take their full maternity entitlement to assert and protect the right to it (eg like the right to vote - use it or loose it)? Or is it perfectly acceptable to choose not to take maternity leave, or to cut that leave short?
Could women feel social pressure to take maternity leave, just as they may feel pressured into not taking it?
It would be great to read your thoughts on this in the comments.
They are seeking opinion and information from female suspects and offenders, female victims of crimes, organisations working with female offenders or victims and women working in various penal and legal positions.
We are interested in the experiences of women working within the criminal justice system, women who have experienced the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or offenders as well as the experiences of women victims and survivors of crime.
We would also welcome views from organisations working with female offenders, victims and survivors of crime or reform of the criminal justice system.
Questionnaires can be accessed on the Fawcett Society website.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
If you missed the solidarity last year, or made it and are simply screaming out for more you will be happy to hear the march has been announced for 2009 as taking place on March 7th. Meeting at Portman Square, marching through Oxford St, Regent ST & Piccadilly Circus ending in a rally at Waterloo Place.
Check out their facebook group for more info, and the chance to volunteer to help the event get off without any hitches.
Women’s right to live free from violence and / or the fear of violence has not been achieved. Women continue to be attacked and violated in many different ways, in our homes, on our streets, on our public transport, at our places of work. The government, the TV and newspapers do very little to address this issue; instead they often blame women for wearing the wrong clothes or being in the wrong place.
If you think this needs to change, then join us on a public demonstration to show those in power that it’s just not good enough! We need to show our mass dissatisfaction; we need to be strong together and in large numbers. Unity is strength; the voices of many are louder together than a single voice.