Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of our first ever public event, A Woman's Place is on the Platform in Cambridge. You can watch films of the speakers here.…
Our most recent event was a joint public meeting with @CrimeandJustice You can watch films of speakers Charlie Weinberg @BluskyeAllison @francescrook @JoPhoenix1 @RosieDuffield1 and @Mocha_Soul here…
@CrimeandJustice @BluskyeAllison @francescrook @JoPhoenix1 @RosieDuffield1 @Mocha_Soul During #COVID19 lockdown, we organised 10 webinars including these 4 'in-conversations' to help launch brilliant books by @SarahPedersen2 @Docstockk @HJoyceGender @bindelj with @selina_todd Claire Heuchan @suzanne_moore @SusannaRustin…
@CrimeandJustice @BluskyeAllison @francescrook @JoPhoenix1 @RosieDuffield1 @Mocha_Soul @SarahPedersen2 @Docstockk @HJoyceGender @bindelj @selina_todd @suzanne_moore @SusannaRustin This was the fascinating online discussion about the film 'But What was She Wearing?' between director, @Vaishax and @GitaSahgal
This discussion between @AudreySuffolk and @ehungerford explored the different way equality and anti-discrimination laws operate in the US and the UK. Thanks to @luluchops1 for facilitating
This is a must-watch discussion on challenging men's violence against women and girls with @polblonde Pragna Patel @SBSisters @K_IngalaSmith & @afsanalachaux
Unsurprisingly, this was our most-watched lockdown webinar: Sex in the Cenus with @selina_todd @ProfAliceS @lnmackenzie1 @janeclarejones - a brilliant discussion on the framing of the sex question in the census
This webinar focussed on whether NGOs are defending or undermining the rights of women... We were delighted to host @GitaSahgal @iseult and Kajsa Ekis Ekman with @kiritunks chairing the discussion
And finally, A Woman's Place is fighting for women's services. On the eve of #16Days #16DaysofActivism this event focussing on the vital need for women-run women's services is something everyone should watch. Links to separate presentations follow…
The event was chaired by @K_IngalaSmith CEO of @nia co-founder and director of @FemicideCensus and @CountDeadWomen Here is her opening speech
Here is @ShonaghDillon CEO at @AuroraNewDawn on her doctoral research into the clash between transgender ideology and women's sex based rights anlaysing the direct impact on the MVAW sector.
Campaigner in defence of women's domestic abuse services, @benge_nicola spoke about the campaign to save @riseuk and the impact of fragmentation on services for women locally and nationally.
Cátia Freitas @Mocha_Soul is a community and union activist spoke on men's violence against women from her direct experience as a user of domestic violence services.
@Mocha_Soul The meeting closed with a rousing and empassioned speech by @VivHayes of @whywomen
@Mocha_Soul @VivHayes @whywomen We know that is a long thread but these amazing women - their experiences, their expertise, their work, their insights, their testimony - need to be widely heard. Please watch and share. Thank you.
PS. This thread of WPUK event videos mainly covers our webinars. Check out our YouTube channel for films from our other public meetings and the #WomensLib2020 conference…

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Even at this very first event, we had to overcome significant and sustained attempts to obstruct our organising. /1…
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We decided to invite her to speak in Cambridge and we were honoured when she agreed. /2
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Helen Steel had been threatened at the Anarchist Bookfair. /3…
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