FEM 11 Agenda

NB: This is a working agenda and is subject to change.


09:00 – Registration & stalls


10:00 – Welcome & opening session

Sandi Toksvig, writer and broadcaster
Hannah Pool,
UK Feminista
Cllr Rania Khan,
Tower Hamlets
Isabella Woolford Diaz ,
Camden School for Girls feminist group
Bjorn Suttka,
Anti Porn Men Project
Roxanne Halsey,
UK Uncut


11:15 – Break


11:30 – Seminars – part 1

End Violence Against Women: A Different World is Possible – ending violence against women and girls.

Southall Black Sisters: Migration, cohesion and religion: A gendered perspective from SBS.

Women’s Resource Centre: Mapping the future: Examining the landscape for women’s organisations in the UK and how you can ensure their sustainability.

Abortion Rights: Kate Smurthwaite presents, “Reproductive Rights – The Most Important Issue In The World Ever!”

Fawcett Society: Don’t turn back time! Protesting against cuts that will harm women’s equality.

London Feminist Network: ‘Our strength, our space’: The importance of women-only organising.

Rights of Women: A Woman’s right to live a life free from violence: an introduction to civil and criminal remedies for addressing violence against women.

Endangered Bodies: Ditching Dieting: Making peace with our bodies and how to eat happily ever after.


12:45 – Lunch & stalls

Performance by Women Asylum Seekers Together choir


13:45 – Seminars – part 2

OBJECT: Challenging sex object culture.

Platform 51: A different perspective: teenage mums and feminism.

Women for Refugee Women: From rape to refusal: women and asylum.

White Ribbon Campaign: “Why aren’t you doing more?” Engaging Men in Feminism.

Centre for Women and Democracy: Party Games: can women work across party lines to create a new politics?

NUS LGBT Campaign: LGBT and feminism

Imkaan: Talking back – talking black: strengthening black feminist voices in the 21st century.

Women for Women International: Building for International Women’s Day 2012.


15:15 – Feminist Question Time

Shami Chakrabarti, Director, Liberty
Bea Campbell, writer & campaigner
Zoe Williams, the Guardian
Carlene Firmin, writer
Matt McCormack Evans, Anti-Porn Men Project

Chaired by Cllr Rania Khan, Tower Hamlets


16:15 – Women in London

A pre-election debate with the candidates for Mayor of London:

Brian Paddick, Liberal Democrats
Natalie Bennett, Chair of Green Party Women (for Jenny Jones)
Ken Livingstone, Labour Party
Boris Johnson, Conservative Party (invited)

Chaired by Samira Ahmed, broadcaster


17:30 – Ends


Notes on the agenda

UK Feminista invited 16 organisations working on a range of issues to run a seminar or workshop at FEM 11. Each organisation has independently chosen the focus and speakers for their session.



The following organisations and groups will be exhibiting their work at FEM 11 in the stalls area: