Websites, organisations and charities (UK-based)
Abortion Rights UK
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 NI
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.
A charitable organization on a mission to prevent, tackle and eliminate forced abduction and trafficking into sexual slavery and to empower survivors.
Birds Eye View
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.
East London Rape Crisis
Our new opening hours are as follows:
Monday/ Tuesday / Friday / Saturday 10am -12pm
Monday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday 6pm – 8pm
Our contact details:
ELRC I&S Line phone: 020 7683 1210
ELRC I&S Line email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eaves is a London-based charity that provides high quality housing and support to vulnerable women. Also carries out research, advocacy and campaigning to prevent all forms of violence against women.
Education for Choice
“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 Women
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 Commission
“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 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.
Feminist Fightback is an activist collective developed out of conferences in 2006 and 2007, inspired by the politics of a range of anti-capitalist feminist struggles. FF believe that no single oppression can be challenged in isolation from all other forms of exploitation that intersect with it. They are also committed to fighting for a feminist perspective and awareness of gender issues everywhere in our movement – not marginalising ‘women’s rights’ as a separate issue.
Feminist Fightback are a trans friendly group, whose planning meetings are open to all-self defining women and who involve all genders in their wider activities, working on a non-hierarchical and consensus basis. New people are very welcome to attend any meeting simply to find out more about FF.
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 Censorship
From the website:
“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 & Research
The Institute for Feminist Theory and Research supports women’s research and development within the worldwide community.
The journalist and writer’s personal site, featuring some interesting articles on various topics, personal comments, views on the news, and feminist issues.
London Feminist Network
Million Women Rise
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 Project
Set up in 1987, NAWP works with and supports South Asian women and girls with an involvement in issues such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape, honour-based violence and forced marriage. It provides emergency housing, training, mental health services, rights-based information and awareness raising.
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.
Rape Crisis Scotland
Rape Crisis Scotland is the national organisation in Scotland campaigning to prevent sexual violence. We work in partnership with the 14 local Rape Crisis Centres providing support, advocacy and prevention services across Scotland.
We also run the freephone national helpline open daily 6pm to midnight on 08088010302
Reclaim the Night
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.
Anti-domestic violence charity which runs a helpline, safe houses and specialized services for women and children.
Rights of Women
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 Aid
“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
The Fawcett Society
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 Library
The Women’s Library
The Women’s Library, currently hosted at the London School of Economics’ library, documents all aspects of women’s lives, with an emphasis on women in the UK throughout the great political, economic and social changes of the past 150 years.
It includes 60,000 books and pamphlets, 3,000 journal titles, over 500 archives and 5,000 museum objects, including photographs, posters, badges and banners.
A campaigning organization acting as a bridge between grassroots campaigners, feminist groups and blogs and charities. Provides a comprehensive guide to UK feminist groups and networks and both local and national events.
“Founding editor, Sarah Barnes, started Uplift to provide a fresh media morsel for women in search of something more satisfying than mainstream magazine offerings. Uplift encourages intelligent engagement with the culture that surrounds us and offers women a platform to have their say, share ideas and get creative.”
Women Against Rape / Black Women’s Rape Action Project
Both organisations are based on self-help and provide support, legal information and advocacy. They campaign for justice and protection for all women and girls, including asylum seekers, who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence.
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 Music
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 in Publishing
Women in Publishing works to promote the status of women working in publishing and related trades by helping them to develop their careers.
Women Speak Out
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’s Environmental Network
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 Month
Celebrated each year in March, WHM raises awareness and empowers women by discovering, documenting and celebrating women’s lives and achievements.
Women’s History Network
A national association with the aim of promoting women’s history and encouraging women and men interested in women’s history.
Women’s National Commission
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 Centre
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.