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Sarah Haynes from Women for Women International urges readers to sign up for global feminist activism workshops in three major cities – all outside London

It’s hard to deny there’s been a palpable flurry of feminist activity in recent years. With the creation of blogs, books, magazines, marches and local groups – people are engaging in the gender debate up and down the country.

There is still a tendency for large events and training to be ‘London-centric’, but this doesn’t reflect a lack of activity outside the capital; regional groups and networks are going strong and growing fast. Which is why Women for Women International and UK Feminista are pleased to announce a number of regional workshops focusing on global feminist activism!

With a combination of campaign skills and advocacy training, alongside the opportunity to meet other feminists in your area, we’ll look at how women’s rights are progressing globally and how UK activism can further women’s rights around the world. As we approach the centenary International Women’s Day, we’ll look at how to make your activism impactful and how to be part of a global movement by holding your own Join me on the Bridge event. So whether you’re a seasoned campaigner or a budding activist, book your place and come along!

Annie Lennox, Sarah Brown and Cheri Lunghi Join Me on the Bridge Millenium Bridge London 2010.jpg

Annie Lennox, Sarah Brown and Cheri Lunghi join protest on London’s Millenium Bridge last year

Workshops are being held in:

Bristol – Tuesday 1 February, 18:30-20:30

Birmingham – Wednesday 2 February, 17:30-19:30

Leeds – Saturday 5 February, 15:00-17:00

To register your place email Sarah Haynes at shaynes@womenforwomen.org

Full event listings can be found on the UK Feminista website.