From 100,000 people marching in London for women’s rights, to campaigns for period justice, or for 50:50 equality in Parliament, women’s movements are growing like never before.
The internet has given us tools to mobilise with hashtags, petition, crowdfund and put our stories out into the world. And women* who have never campaigned on anything before are starting movements from their bedrooms with just laptops and passion.
Join us to hear the behind-scenes stories of two campaigns that are growing into movements:
- Gabby Edlin is founder of Bloody Good Period. Gabby decided something needed to be done about the fact that very few food banks and asylum seeker drop-in centres were providing feminine hygiene products - despite a desperate need. What started as a whip-round on Facebook is now a growing enterprise with a vision to end period poverty.
- Robyn Boosey is co-founder of IC Change, a campaign to make sure the UK Government makes law the Istanbul Convention a legal framework to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence. Last year IC Change led a coalition of organisations who successfully campaigned to get a new bill through Parliament to ensure Government action on the Istanbul Convention.
We’ll share the story of how you turn an idea into action and how to build a movement on a shoe string.
Our events are open to all. Doors open at 6.30pm, discussion start at 7pm.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to Bloody Good Period and IC Change.
*by women - we mean all women, all who identify as a woman.