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Nottingham Women’s Conference and Fringe Events

Equation is proud to support and take part in the Nottingham Women’s Conference.

Nottingham Women’s Conference 2013 aims to bring together women in Nottingham and the surrounding areas to look at ways forward on some of the key issues facing women today, such as:

  • The objectification of women
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Women, power and poverty

The conference aims to:

  • To support feminists (old and new!) to come together to network, strengthen connections and create joined up actions for greater impact
  • To promote new ways of thinking on the issues affecting women today, tapping into ‘what works’ elsewhere and disseminating information about inspiring and successful campaigns
  • To inspire, skill up and motivate to act!

The conference is being organised by a collective of women under the banner of the Nottingham Feminist Action Network, with support from Nottingham Women’s Centre.

The conference will feature high profile speakers, workshop events, networking and a lightning panel which highlights local campaigns and networking opportunities. The speakers include:

  • Pragna Patel, Director of Southall Black Sisters, who are at the forefront of campaigning against gender related violence
  • Julia Long, Feminist academic and campaigner, and the author of ‘Anti-Porn’.
  • The Co-operative, who offer different models of empowering women and lifting them out of poverty
  • Nordic Model Advocates, who are campaigning for the UK to adopt the Nordic model of prostitution/sex work laws; and SPACE, who are raising the public’s consciousness of the harm of prostitution and are lobbying governments to do something about it.

The conference will be chaired by Finn Mackay, the founder of the London Feminist Network; a Feminist activist and researcher, who is a regular contributor to the BBC and national press.

Workshops include a workshop on the Merseyside Model, a session on victim blaming language and one on women and the cuts, led by Feminist Fightback.

In addition to the event itself, there are approximately 30 fringe events taking place throughout September which support of the ethos of the conference .  To find out more go to:

http://nottinghamwomensconference.wordpress.com/about/

 

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