Hot Milk Deborah Levy Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 “My love for my mother is like an axe. It cuts very deep.” As the sun in southern Spain browns her skin and the jellyfish in the bay cover her skin with yet more welts, Sofia, the...READ MORE
I’m so disappointed by the state of women’s rights in the world now…For a minute it seemed like this would’ve have been a good year with May, Clinton and Merkel steering but I guess the hardest glass ceiling for women to...READ MORE
Despite some early hiccoughs, the London 2012 Olpymic Games have been branded the most successful of all time. They have, most importantly, been branded “The Women’s Games”; sportswomen such as Victoria Pendleton, Jessica Ennis, Beth Tweddle...READ MORE
Back in August NAWO hosted a meeting, which focused on looking towards a post BREXIT future. The meeting examined how BREXIT has altered the landscape for organisations working for women and girls in the UK as well as those who work...READ MORE
A report from the Annual Seminar on Women’s Economic Empowerment on Wednesday 14th of September With the focus on women’s economic empowerment (WEE) from the United Nations’ agencies, Governments and NGOs and the theme of Commission of the...READ MORE
Statement by members of the Women’s Major Group on the appointment of the new Secretary General of the United Nations
The last 20 months were very exciting for all hoping that the next UN Secretary General (UBSG) will be a woman. Until now there have been eight male UNSG but not even one female and it appeared that there was a wide-spread agreement that...READ MORE
For 50 years, Millicent Garrett Fawcett struggled to win the right to vote for women in Britain, yet today she is little-known compared to the suffragette leaders who took a more militant course. Feminist campaigner Lesley Abdela discusses the...READ MORE
The Project NAWO is part of this European Commission-funded project in partnership with Marta (Latvia), The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia, the State Inspectorate for Protection of Children’s Rights (Latvia), Youth with a...READ MORE
Lucy Holmes, No More Page 3 Campaign Founder:
‘No More Page 3 are very much behind the Young Women’s Manifesto and the joyous and tireless work that NAWO have been doing on the Young Women’s Project. We’ve seen first hand how engaged our young supporters have become in the political process and how inspired they have been from attending NAWO events at Westminster and thinking about issues that affect them.
Just brilliant. We’re right behind you!’
No More Page 3 is a feminist campaign to get the Sun Newspaper to remove the demeaning, outdated page 3 (bare breased models), get behind the Campaign by signing the Petition (over 190,00o signatures and growing!) and visiting the Website.
Laura Bates, Founder of the Everyday Sexism Project:
“This manifesto is a fantastic testament to the strength and passion of the young women who have compiled it. It clearly sets out the multiple ways in which gender inequality, the media objectification of women, sexual violence and a lack of compulsory sex and relationships education impacts on young women’s lives on a daily basis. The manifesto is a clear and urgent call for action and it behoves the European Parliament to act swiftly and incisively to tackle these issues.”
Everyday Sexism throws a spotlight on how prevalent sexism is on a day to day scale, find out more and support their work.
Laura has recently published a book on Everyday Sexism, read all about it.
This is an exciting and very busy time indeed. NAWO has many great events coming up. Further details are given under ‘events’ in this bulletin: October 15 – What rights do Rural Women Have? At the House of Lords with ACWW –the...READ MORE
The event involved 18 different organisations, some members of the general public and academics. It was funded by the Eleanor Rathbone Trust, and held on Tuesday the 30th of October 2012 at the Baha’i centre, Liverpool. The Baha’i religion...READ MORE