Organisations

The Network is open to groups and organisations focused on supporting women and/or working towards sexual equality in Sheffield, as well as nationally and internationally. We want to help link individuals with groups that they may be able to support, as well as enable groups with similar aims to help each other.

Please contact us if you would like to be added to our organisations page.

The following organisations may be of interest to feminists:

Local

The Chat
Not for profit, Sheffield based, organisation providing parenting and sex education workshops for parents and children looking at sexualisation and the media and ways to combat it’s influence. They are leading the ‘It’s not my bag’ campaign, supporting young women to say no to ‘porn sex’, a term coined by teenagers to describe sex that lacks mutual pleasure and consent, imitates hard core porn and is degrading.

DEWA Development and Empowerment for Women’s Advancement
Supporting women across Sheffield.

Key Changes – Unlocking Women’s Potential
A women’s charity helping ex-offenders in Sheffield and the surrounding areas.

LaDIYfest Sheffield
LaDIYfest Sheffield is an inclusive, DIY, anti-capitalist, community-based feminist group, which organises the festival of the same name and other workshops, events and activities.

Sheffield Domestic Abuse Forum
A multi-agency partnership of voluntary and statutory sector agencies working together to combat domestic abuse.

Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service
A specialist women-only service offering free and confidential counselling and support to empower women and girls who have experienced rape or sexual abuse at any times in their lives.

Sheffield Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service
Provides a free confidential therapy/counselling service for women in Sheffield.

Sheffield Women in Black
Women in Black (WiB) is a world-wide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence. The Sheffield group meets at Barkers Pool every first Saturday of the month from 1.00-2.30 pm.

Sheffield Working Women’s Opportunity Project Support for women working as street sex workers.

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (Sheffield branch)
WILPF campaign for peace, justice, sustainable development, equality and human rights for all.

Regional feminist/women’s groups

Please see UK Feminista for details of feminist/women’s groups nationwide.

National

CRAP! Collective (Child Rearing Against Patriarchy)
A group of parents, educators and people who care about children, who want a feminist upbringing for the next generation.

Fawcett Society
“Where there’s an inequality gap between women and men we’re working to close it.”

Feminist Fightback
Anti-capitalist feminism, based in London.

The F-Word
Online magazine and blog written by UK feminists.

London Pro-Feminist Men’s Group
Discussion group for pro-feminist men.

Refuge
For women and children. Against domestic violence. 24-hour helpline (run with Women’s Aid): 0808 2000 247.

UK Feminista
National UK feminist organisation.

White Ribbon Campaign
The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is the UK branch of the global campaign to ensure men take more responsibility for reducing the level of violence against women.

Women Against Rape and Black Women’s Rape Action Project
These sister organisations campaign for justice and protection for all women and girls, including asylum seekers, who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence.

Women’s Aid
A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.

Women’s Budget Group
A network of experts that promotes gender equality through appropriate economic policy.

Women’s Income Network
Founded in October 2010, initially aimed at saving universal child benefit and equal entitlement to state pension rights.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (UK)
WILPF campaign for peace, ustice, sustainable development, equality and human rights for all.

Women’s Resource Centre
Supports women’s organisations to be more effective and sustainable. Provides training, resources and support to women’s organisations and campaigns and lobbies on key issues for the sector.

3 comments

  1. Felix · August 8, 2013

    Hello. I am fairly sure a football fans’ forum isn’t the kind of organisation that would make it onto the list above but I’d simply like to express our support for feminism, in Sheffield and also internationally, and to wish success to everyone involved in the network.

  2. Coup in Brazil 2016 · April 27, 2016

    I am a brazilian citizen and I’d like to shout out about a coup that is happening here in Brazil, our president, Dilma Roussef, elected by the people will be throw out by Congressmen, men that in majority are under criminal investigations, while she isn’t.

    They are throwing her out due to a supposed budgetary mislead.

    Last week, at UN, she was told by these congressmen not to talk about the coup at the UN plenarium and the main brazilian media that are supporting the coup told these guidelines openly at the news.

    In order to maitain the shut up order at the ceremony to mark the passage of the landmark agreement on climate change, many of these men follow her at the United Nations.

    At the end these men SHUT UP our first female President, she told nothing about the coup at UN.

    WTF! 2016, at UN! Our first woman President is followed and shut up by these men, are we at 2016? It’s an absurd, the free world has to do something about it.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/23/world/americas/brazil-dilma-rousseff-impeachment-climate-change.html?_r=0

    http://g1.globo.com/politica/noticia/2016/04/camara-autoriza-ida-de-deputados-evento-com-dilma-na-onu-em-ny.html

    Google translation:

    “The House of Representatives authorized the trip to New York MPs José Carlos Aleluia (DEM-BA) and Luiz Freitas Filho (PSB-SP) to act as ‘observers’ participation, on Friday (22), President Dilma Rousseff in ceremony of the United Nations (UN), which will be signed agreement drawn up last year in Paris, on climate change.”

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