Womynspace survives attempted eviction

// 20 April 2008

An attempt to evict the womynspace in Hackney has failed. This is most likely only a temporary respite, and the organisers are looking for help – contact details on their blog, which carries this message:


People of all genders showed their support outside the space where there was music, vegan food and fancy dress!… Email womenorganise@yahoo.co.uk to find out more and to help save the space!

Wominspace is a squatted social centre in which we work collectively to find ways to challenge capitalism, patriarchy, gender oppression and any other system of hierarchy affecting self-identified women and trans people.

For two months now, we’ve been holding welding, stencil-making, herbal skill-share, feminist singing workshops and a women’s direct action group. We’ve also held a DIY Womin’s Health weekend have been running a cafĂ© and kids space, whilst trying to build a women’s space which is respectful to each individual’s autonomy and experience.

More photos of the eviction attempt here and inside the womynspace when it is up and running here.

Photo used with permission

Comments From You

Kimberley // Posted 20 April 2008 at 3:39 pm

Glad to hear that this space is still there. Thanks for your earlier article about them, I wouldn’t have known about them otherwise. I went a couple of times and found it to be a very welcoming place.

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