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Spotlight: Women’s Campaign

Manchester Women’s Campaign kicks off again as term opens; running right through Freshers’ Week and culminating with a multi-society meeting, there is no shortage of ways to get involved with one of the biggest campaigns on campus.

With events ranging from The Riveters Feminist Collective’s body-positive tea party to the Black Women’s Forum to the ISOC Sisters’ bowling evening, and culminating with a multi-society meeting, there are events for all tastes. Open to all self-defining women, the final meeting will unite the different feminist societies in a space to outline plans and events from the year, meet new people and introduce long-running Women’s Campaign events, such as the annual Reclaim The Night event and volunteering at shelters.

Last year, the Women’s Campaign was involved in countless areas across the union, from implementing the ‘We Get It!’ zero-tolerance sexual harassment pledge, putting on the biggest ‘Reclaim The Night’ event in the UK (complete with huge afterparty!) and running panels on women in science and sport, as well as frequent trips, meetings and casual socials, making it a hugely diverse and inclusive area to get involved in.

Women’s Officer Jess Lishak says, “I’m really looking forward to seeing what the Women’s Campaign achieves this year, and seeing lots of new and old faces at the big Women’s Campaign welcome event on Thursday 25th! Whether you want to get involved with ‘Reclaim the Night’, a huge march against street harassment and violence against women in February, the ‘We Get It’ zero tolerance to sexual harassment campaign, tackling harassment and assault on the busses, or any of the social and informative events throughout the year, there is something for everyone!

“If you want to get involved in anything the Women’s Campaign is doing or create a new women’s society or event, just drop into the Student Voice office and say hi or email me at [email protected].”

The Women’s Campaign is comprised of Women For Women International, The Riveters Feminist Collective, ISOC Sisters, Women of LGBTQ, Women’s Interfaith Forum, Fempowerment, the Student Parent Support Group, Robogals and the No More Page 3 Campaign.

Tags: feminism, Freshers, Societies, welcome week, Women

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