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IF you believe that FGM and Forced Marriage are wrong
IF you believe that teachers should be ADEQUATELY trained in order to protect young people from this form of abuse
And IF you you support Youth For Change,

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITON! We need Morgan to initiate a review into how effective the 'training' really is. How many young girls and boys are slipping through the net?

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) are forms of gender based violence and are illegal in the UK. However, it is estimated that 23,000 girls under 15 could be at risk of FGM in the UK, and that FGM is most commonly carried out when a girl is aged between 5 and…
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Although Tim Peake is being celebrated today, it was Sharman who made history back in 1991.
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Olympic and Paralympic athlete has his culpable homicide conviction changed to murder by South Africa’s supreme court of appeal
theguardian.com

TYFA at Sisters Uncut Funeral March for Domestic Violence Services

#theycutwebleed #sistersunited

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Have a read of this article! A very interesting piece on transmasculine feminism. Raises some really interesting and important points. What are your thought on the subject?

http://trinitynews.ie/transmasculine-feminism-or-how-to-re…/

There are a lot of intersectional feminists who will give trans men free passes when it comes to acceptable feminist behaviour, passes that they would never give to cis men. And while I understand ...
trinitynews.ie

Pretty Sexy Sassy: How Girls and Media Consume One Another.
An awesome 20 min film about the media and its effect on young girls. Made by teenage feminists, which is all the more fun. Definitely worth a watch.

The full-length version of the Ma'yan RTI video on media sexism and its impact on girls and young women.
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They Cut, We Bleed

On International Women's Day, Osborne will announce cuts to domestic violence services keeping thousands of women and children safe. This will lead to the closures of life-saving services and ultimately more needlessly murdered women.

http://www.independent.co.uk/…/osborne-is-committing-state-…

This is a sobering week for women’s liberation in the UK. Tomorrow, our Chancellor will announce further austerity measures on the UN International Day to End Violence Against Women. This coincidence would be darkly funny if it wasn’t so devastating. Make no mistake: austerity is state violence agai…
independent.co.uk

Islamophobia is a feminist issue.

"Most victims of the UK hate crimes were Muslim girls and women aged from 14 to 45 in traditional Islamic dress. The perpetrators were mainly white males aged from 15 to 35."

Muslims living in Britain have suffered more than 100 racial attacks since the terrorist atrocities in Paris, figures prepared for ministers reveal. A report to the Government’s working group on anti-Muslim hatred, seen by The Independent, shows a spike in Islamophobic hate crime of more than 300 pe…
www.independent.co.uk

There is a deep and rich history of women at the forefront of political movements yet the new Politics A-level curriculum only mentions one. Only Mary Wollcraftstone is worth a mention as one of 7 political thinkers.

This is a total disgrace to our education system and a gross negligence of reality. This is how Patriarchy gets perpetuated, by ignoring our history and how important women were in it.

Sign this petition to tell Nicky Morgen it's not on.

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The government has just announced plans to revise the Politics A-Level Curriculum. Feminism has been removed entirely , apart from a mention of the Suffragettes and Suffragists and the proposed curriculum only contains one female political thinker out of seven: Mary Wollstonecraft. The problem with…
www.change.org

Solidarity with #ShutDownYarlsWood protest today.

The detention of women and children in Yarl's Wood Detention Centre is State Violence Against Women. Whilst the Government is sponsoring this appalling abuse of Women, no matter how many female MPs, our Government will never be feminist or even close.

This picture is a quote from a Feminist Fightback interview with a Yarl's Wood inmate on hunger strike in 2010. 5 years later and nothing has improved. #ENDdetention

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Happy Halloween!
This excellent piece on Gal-Dem, a Bristol based magazine written and created by young women of colour, is another perfect reminder about the dangers of cultural appropriation and racism at this time of year. There's also a few handy questions at the end so you can triple-check your costume isn't racially-offensive. Don't be a dick ok guys. Have fun out there.
http://www.gal-dem.com/…/halloween-is-a-modern-day-minstre…/

Niellah Arboine questions why individuals are still paying homage to minstrel shows and costumes which mythologise sacred cultural practices.
gal-dem.com

CW: transphobia

In a disgusting abuse of human rights, 26 year old Tara Hudson has been sent to an all male prison. Reports from her mother say that Tara is subject to daily abuse in prison. This is an error that never should have happened but authorities are refusing to rectify this mistake. Please sign this petition to support Tara.

https://www.change.org/p/bath-magistrates-prison-govenor-o…/

Larissa Kennedy from the increadible Girl Guide Advocate group wrote us a list of Brilliant BAME British Women to inspire us.

"Feeling represented makes a huge difference to how people see their own ability. So, I hope that for anyone who needed it, these women are living proof of the capabilities of BAME British women. Just know that you are fabulous and anything is possible."

http://tyfa.co.uk/brilliant-bame-british-women-a-list/

Brilliant BAME British Women – A List admin October 19, 2015 Brilliant BAME British Women – A List2015-10-19T17:12:07+00:00 blog No Comment By Larissa Kennedy If you can name a black, female CEO feel free to stop reading… I feel ashamed to say that when I think ‘CEO’ the names that come to mind ar…
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What do you think about the WEP?

When Sandi Toksvig and co. announced they were starting the Women’s Equality Party, I didn’t have especially high hopes: the three white, middle-class women at its helm rang some bells about who mi...
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"When you’re disempowered, as many women are, it can be easy to try and exert what little power you have wherever you can, which is why I think many mothers try to control their daughters’ decisions. And as a mother you might think you have your daughter’s best interests at heart in doing so. But, though parents can advise, ultimately the choice is hers and always has to be."

An insight into Ruby, her relationship with her mother and hair.

http://tyfa.co.uk/mother-knows-best/

Mother knows best? RubyKelman October 3, 2015 Mother knows best?2015-09-22T13:03:28+00:00 blog No Comment CW: self harm, eating disorders, rape, abuse Last summer, my hair looked like this: One year and two hair cuts later… …and it’s a different story. I cut my hair for a number of r…
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Especially for Black History Month, Ayo has told the amazing story of Rosetta Tharpes "Mother of Jazz" for us.

http://tyfa.co.uk/sister-rosetta-tharpes-video-profile/

Sister Rosetta Tharpes – Video Profile admin October 19, 2015 Sister Rosetta Tharpes – Video Profile2015-10-19T16:29:48+00:00 blog No Comment The amazing Ayomide Oluyemi (youtube: elliesandpancakes) made a profile of the “mother of jazz” Sister Rosetta Tharpes for Black Out. Learning is an incredibl…
tyfa.co.uk

Yet another problem stemming from out-dated yet still terrifying influential ideas of "the weaker sex."

http://www.theatlantic.com/…/emergency-room-wait-t…/410515/…

When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment.
theatlantic.com