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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:

THANKS TO EVERYONE’S SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT THE WOMINSPACE RESISTED A FIRST EVICTION ATTEMPT ON WEDNESDAY 17TH APRIL!

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 café 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