A PLATFORM FOR CONVERSATION
We use organise talks, panels and workshops to give marginalised voices a platform, enabling them to be better heard and to hold space for their thoughts and lived experiences. We aim for our platform to be a space to create the conditions for productive dialogue and exchange of knowledge and experiences.
Our events are informal and open to all.
So often, we found that people feel that the only topic that women can talk about skilfully has to directly relate to feminism and what it means to be a self-identifying woman in our society. Women are so often tokenised, and that’s something that we are trying to work against.
The main aim behind these events is to give women a space in which they can explore their own ideas without being treated as a token of their gender.
Panel: unravelling the gendered pandemic: oversights, policy and empowerment
We fear that the disproportionate and unequal impacts on women and marginalised people are going unheard by the mainstream media and sadly omitted from public consciousness: we want to change that.
Melie Pemberton is the founder of Wingwoman Lebanon, a charity organisation which is working on the ground in Lebanon providing employment for women alongside fighting period poverty.
Jess Molyneux is an incoming Multidisciplinary Gender Studies MPhil student at the University of Cambridge. As a director of Solidaritee, her academic interests reflect the work Solidaritee do, to support charities that work closely with refugees and vulnerable women fleeing humanitarian disasters.
Alice spoke on behalf of the TUC. The TUC represents a federation of the UK's largest trade unions and their members, working to support workers and their unions, to make the workplace more equal, supportive and fair.
Panel: ADOPTING A CULTURALLY SENSITIVE APPROACH TO GLOBAL
ACTIVISM (EH*V x GUIU)
CONTENT WARNING: Contains discussions about incest; gender-based violence; physical and verbal abuse.
A collaborative panel discussion between EmpowerHer*Voice and Girl Up Initiative Uganda featuring programme officers working locally in Kampala, Uganda to deliver programmes that equip knowledge and skills to make informed decisions over their emotional and physical well-being.
Topics covered include: the consequence of the pandemic on girls' access to education, emotional and physical well-being; the involvement of stakeholders and local communities in carrying out the aims of the programmes and the social and cultural contexts in which girls' empowerment is made possible