Websites, organisations and charities (UK-based)
Abortion Rights UKWebsite
Abortion Rights is the national pro-choice campaign, campaigning to defend and extend women's rights and access to safe, legal abortion.
Alliance for Choice NIWebsite
Alliance for Choice is an organization that campaigns for the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland. It is made up of women and men, from both Catholic and Protestant communities in the North of Ireland, who want to see equality and self-determination for women.
Birds Eye ViewWebsite
Birds Eye View celebrates and supports women filmmakers. Founders of the annual Birds Eye Film Festival, held every March during International Women's Week in London.
A partnership of charities, individuals and organizations working together to raise awareness of gender issues and start debate about equality. EQUALS was set up to mark the centenary of International Women's Day but events and discussions are continuing all year round.
Education for ChoiceWebsite
"Education For Choice is the only UK-based educational charity dedicated to enabling young people to make informed choices about pregnancy and abortion. Whilst we concentrate on the issue of abortion, as it is the issue that receives least attention, we believe that work with young people should value all pregnancy choices equally."
End Violence Against WomenWebsite
A coalition of individuals and organisations who are calling on the Government, public bodies and others to take concerted action to end violence against women. EVAW has four goals:
- For violence against women to be understood as a cause and consequence of women's inequality
- To raise awareness about the nature, extent and impacts of violence against women in the UK, and how it can be prevented
- For the UK Government and devolved administrations to develop integrated and strategic approaches to ending violence against women
- To share good practice across the UK
Engender is a membership organization working on an anti-sexist agenda in Scotland and Europe to increase women's power and influence and make visible the impact of sexism on women, men and society.
Equality and Human Rights CommissionWebsite
"We have a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the seven 'protected' grounds - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment."
A peer-reviewed journal based in London. "The FR Collective is committed to exploring gender in its multiple forms and interrelationships. As well as academic articles we publish experimental pieces, visual and textual media and political interventions, including, for example, interviews, short stories, poems and photographic essays."
Feminists Aginst CensorshipWebsite
"Feminists Against Censorship was formed in 1989 by a group of long-time feminist academics and campaigners who wished to fight censorship from a feminist perspective. In the intervening years, we have been joined by younger women, including those in other professions, such as computer programming, photography, secretarial work, law, and the sex industry."
A website where you'll find stories of the struggles and achievements of some of the women whose efforts have changed our lives today.
Institute for Feminist Theory & ResearchWebsite
The Institute for Feminist Theory and Research supports women's research and development within the worldwide community.
London Feminist NetworkWebsite
Million Women RiseWebsite
The Million Women Rise Coalition is a diverse group of individual women and women representatives from the Voluntary and Community Sector who are united by outrage at male violence enacted against women worldwide. Organisers of the annual Million Women Rise march in London.
Newham Asian Women's ProjectWebsite
OBJECT is an award-winning human rights organization specifically set up to challenge the sexual objectification of women, set up in 2003.
OBJECT challenges 'sex object culture' - the normalising of the porn and sex industry through lads' mags, advertising or lap dancing clubs.
Platform 51, formerly the YWCA, supports girls and women as they take control of their lives, giving them a platform to have their say and challenge discrimination.
"Progressive Women aims to support women through discussion and networking events for women interested in politics and the economy. We stand for progress towards: Equality in the economy and the workplace. Equal influence and power for women. Equality of political representation."
Rape Crisis England & Wales
Rape Crisis (England and Wales) provides co-ordination for the national network of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. Rape Crisis Centres provide a range of specialist services for women and girls that have been raped or experienced another form of sexual violence - whether as adults or as children.
Reclaim the NightWebsite
Since 2004, the London Feminist Network has organised an annual, national women's Reclaim the Night march against rape and all forms of male violence against women. This is their official website.
Rights of WomenWebsite
Rights of Women is a women's voluntary organization committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights. Offering specialist advice in family law, divorce and relationship breakdown, children and contact issues, domestic violence, sexual violence, discrimination and lesbian parenting.
Rosa is a fund that grants money to projects, charities, organisations or individuals that promote gender equality and justice in the UK.
Scottish Women's AidWebsite
"Scottish Women's Aid is the lead organization in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. An important aspect of our work is ensuring that women and children with experience of domestic abuse get the services they need, both from local Women's Aid groups and from the agencies they are likely to contact."
The Fawcett SocietyWebsite
Fawcett is the UK's leading campaign for equality between women and men. "Our vision is of a society in which women and men enjoy equality at work, at home and in public life."
The Feminist LibraryWebsite
The Women's LibraryWebsite
The Women's Library is a cultural centre, existing to document and explore the past, present and future lives of women in Britain and houses the most extensive resource for women's history in the UK.
Women Against Rape / Black Women's Rape Action ProjectWebsite
Women In MusicWebsite
Women in Music is a national membership organisation that celebrates women's music making across all genres of music and raises awareness of gender issues in music.
Women Speak OutWebsite
Women Speak Out is a UK-based feminist discussion project which began in spring 2010. Its aim is to get women's views on a variety of topics, so as to build a picture of the key issues concerning women and the current nature of feminism.
Women in Film & Television
Women in Film & TV is the premier membership organization for women working in creative media in the UK, and part of an international network of over 10,000 women worldwide.
Women in PublishingWebsite
Women in Publishing works to promote the status of women working in publishing and related trades by helping them to develop their careers.
Women's Environmental NetworkWebsite
The Women's Environmental Network is the only organization in the UK working consistently for women and the environment through feminist principles.
Women's History MonthWebsite
Women's History NetworkWebsite
Women's National CommissionWebsite
The WNC is the official and independent advisory body giving the views of women to the government of the United Kingdom. It is an umbrella organization representing women and women's organizations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to ensure women's views are taken into account by the government and are heard in public debate.
Women's Resource CentreWebsite
The Women's Resource Centre (WRC) is a charity which supports women's organizations to be more effective and sustainable. Members work in a wide range of fields including violence against women, employment, education, rights and equality, the criminal justice system and the environment.