Why the Treatment of Refugees is a Feminist Issue

During women’s history month, many women share their stories aiming to connect with and empower other women. But one group whose stories often go untold are women and girls fleeing conflict, seeking asylum and living in refugee camps. Many female asylum seekers and refugees continue to experience a high level …

Key Refugee Organisations

Settling into a new country can be a challenging experience for many refugees. When you consider the language and cultural barriers, personal trauma, and a combination of racism and stigma associated with the label ‘refugee’, it is easy to understand why this can be so daunting. Fortunately, there are many …

Read: The Girl With The Louding Voice

Written by Abi Dare – book review by Ben Sturt This is a story about courage and determination in the face of a world that is set up against you. Facing the world is Adunni, a young teenage girl from a village in Nigeria. Growing up, all she had ever …

How the pandemic has impacted activism

The pandemic has impacted all levels of society and no one has been left untouched. Many events, work and social activities have moved online. This change was easier for some than others and it has highlighted different social issues such as digital poverty and other divides among communities. Social activism …

#SAVA2020 in Exeter

Sexual Abuse and Violence Awareness (SAVA) Week had powerfully moving events and opened up some really proactive and encouraging discussions around issues of sexual violence in Exeter, as well as across the UK.

Silencing Palestinian women

By Charlotte Littlewood Palestinian clans in the West Bank, which are under the influence of Hizb-Ut-Tahrir (HuT) — the global Islamist group — are calling for the revocation of the Convention to End Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the shutting down of women’s rights organisations and the banning of feminist education …