27 May 2016 ~ Celebrating East End women leading social and political change – East End Women the Real Story – London – until 9 July 2016

Opening times:
Mon – Thurs: 9:30 – 20:30
Fri: 9:30 – 17:00
Sat: 10:00 – 17:00
Sun: 12:30 – 17:00

East End Women: The Real Story is an exhibition celebrating women’s involvement and leadership in social and political change. The exhibition tells stories of just some of the amazing women who have shaped the history of the End East and beyond.

Women like Sylvia Pankhurst, who led the East London Federation of Suffragettes; the Bow Matchwomen who went on strike in 1888 to demand better working conditions; and the unsung heroes who transformed living conditions for many within the East End through the introduction of early forms of social housing.

Their stories, and many more like them, demonstrate the richness and diversity of the area.

We support the establishment of a permanent resource of women’s history in the East End, and are working with those from the East End Women’s Museum and hope that this exhibition is just the beginning of something that they will continue.


May 26, 2016

17 June 2016 18:00 ~ EU Referendum: Who will win women’s votes? – Fawcett Society – London

Join us for an evening of lively debate on the upcoming EU Referendum – which campaign is working best to consider the needs of women and engage them? Who will win women’s votes?

The line up includes:

  • Caroline Criado-Perez for Remain
  • Dreda Say Mitchell for Leave
  • Natalie Bennett for Remain
  • More speakers to be announced

Plus we will have Martin Boon from ICM presenting new evidence on the success of both campaigns to engage women voters.

Co-hosted by the Centre for Research on the European Matrix (CRonEM),

  • Friday, 17 June 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00
  • Linklaters LLP – 1 Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ

Free but please register online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eu-referendum-who-will-win-womens-votes-tickets-25537982794

May 26, 2016

20 June 2016 17:30 ~ Black Women’s Voices on Brexit – Panel Discussion – London

Black Women’s Voices On Brexit: Should Britain Remain In The European Union Or Leave?

A panel discussion by experts on the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

  • 1730-1930 on Monday 20 June 2016 at 11KBW, London EC4Y 7EQ


  • Harini Iyengar, Barrister and former Women’s Equality Party candidate


  • Ms Susan Belgrave, Barrister, Employment and Discrimination Specialist
  • Ms Amina Gichinga, Musician and former Take Back the City candidate
  • Ms Priscilla Mensah, President of Cambridge University Student Union
  • Ms Melissa Sinclair, Founder of Big Hair Beauty
  • Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE, Business Leader


  • 1730: Arrivals, tea and coffee, seating
  • 1800-1900: Panel discussion including questions and contributions from the audience
  • 1900-1930: Wine, nibbles, networking

Register to ensure a place at this free panel discussion by experts on a hot topic

  • Monday, 20 June 2016 from 17:30 to 19:30
  • 11 KBW – 11 Kings Bench Walk Temple, City of London, EC4Y 7EQ



May 26, 2016

21 June 2016 14:30 ~ The Case for Women’s Rights – Scottish Women’s Rights Centre – Glasgow

The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC) invites you to attend its first year anniversary seminar and drinks reception; reflecting on the lessons learned and discussing key issues in relation to unmet legal need for women survivors of gender based violence.

Speakers include:

  • Jennifer Dalziel      SWRC solicitor
  • Dr Marsha Scott    Scottish Women’s Aid
  • Sandy Brindley     Rape Crisis Scotland
  • James Wolffe       Faculty of Advocates

Tea / coffee and registration between 2.30pm – 2.45pm

Drinks reception between 5 – 6pm

  • Tuesday, 21 June 2016 from 14:30 to 18:00
  • City Halls – Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Free but please register online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-case-for-womens-rights-tickets-25694496932

May 26, 2016

22 July 2016 18:30 ~ Feminist Dissent journal launch – SAWCC London

SAWCC London, in collaboration with Warwick University, host a dynamic night of poetry, dance, comedy, and music – launching Feminist Dissent, a new journal on gender and fundamentalism.

Following a packed out event in 2014 with Women Against Fundamentalism, SAWCC London join Feminist Dissent to celebrate this unique journal that brings together feminist academics, activists, writers and artists to produce critical insights on gender, fundamentalism and related socio-political issues.

Come with empty bellies with an appetite for a dynamic and creative night. Food provided by Indigo @ Rich Mix.


  • ‘In-Conversation’ with academics: Karima Bennoune and Maureen Freely
  • Music: DJ Ritu
  • Dance: Nahid Siddiqui (kathak dancer)
  • Reading: Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti (playwright)
  • Comedy: Daphna Baram (comedian/journalist)

Venue 2, 4th floor, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

  • Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start
  • FREE: Open event

RSVP essential. www.feministdissentlaunch.eventbrite.co.uk

Full presenter info here:


This event is produced by Sonia Mehta as part of the SAWCC London Curators Team – with support by Tamina Davar and Sharmila Chauhan, in collaboration with Warwick University.


May 26, 2016