Vagina Monologues

Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 17:07

2nd and 3rd March, Old Fire Station, Gloucester Green, Oxford

Profits to Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre

Advance ticket sales here:

Facebook event notices here: (Saturday) and

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TUC Women and the Cuts toolkit

Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 20:25

How to carry out a human rights and equality impact assessment of the spending cuts on women.

This is a toolkit for trade unions, voluntary organisations, community groups and others who want to assess the human rights and equality impact of the spending cuts on women in their communities. Although the toolkit focuses on women and the cuts, much of the information it contains can be used to look at the impact of the cuts on other groups.

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17 November Protest against new lapdancing club

Monday, 7 November, 2011 - 13:00

Yuan Yang and Dr Ramzi protest The Lodge first time around 2010

As the Cherwell student newspaper has detailed, The Lodge is opening as a lapdancing club on 17 November. Oxford Feminist Network is organising a protest outside on the opening night, to protest:

  • The institutionalised sexual commodification and exploitation of women (note these women will be 'self-employed' thus absolving the club of any obligations regarding employment rights, pensions, etc)
  • The sale for profit of women by men for men's pleasure (can you imagine it being...

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Reclaim the Night films and press coverage!

Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 09:55

On Friday 28 October we marched through Oxford to Reclaim the Night, raising our voices to end violence against women.

The march got some great press coverage in the Oxford Mail, and the Oxford Journal.

UK Feminista put up our post about using radical...

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Reclaim the Night this Friday 28 October 6.30pm!

Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 15:56

violence against women must end - labels

The 2011 Oxfordshire Reclaim the Night march takes place this Friday evening, 28 October, meeting 6.30pm at Gloucester Green. We'll march around the city centre making a noise about violence against women, and tying decorative labels with messages about violence against women - and the phone number for Oxford Rape Crisis - onto railings and streetsigns. Bring your selves, your passion, your favourite chants, and placards and banners.

The march is women-only - for all who self-identify as women and experience gender violence as female-perceived.

Mixed rally at Ruskin...

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Oxford International Women's Fringe Festival

Tuesday, 18 October, 2011 - 18:50

Poetry, music, stand-up, discussions, craftivism, films, and much more.


From October 21st to 23rd at various locations.

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Launched! Reclaim the Night 2011

Sunday, 16 October, 2011 - 08:31

By Tamara of Tamara and the Martyrs

This article originally featured on performer Tamara's blog, Tamiad

Monday night was all about charity. It was 'Reclaim the Night' at the Port Mahon organized by Nicola Jane Peters to raise awareness about violence against women.

First on stage was Jazz singer and pianist, Rachel Hughes. She opened with a new song of hers called 'Sometimes Love is Poisonous.' After a softly spoken preamble in which she...

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Reclaim the Night 2011 launch gig

Thursday, 6 October, 2011 - 11:21

To launch this year’s Oxfordshire Reclaim the Night, a line up of local female artists will perform a special gig at The Port Mahon on Monday 10 October.
Performers will include poets Lucy Ayrton and Anna Hobson, Tamara and The Martyrs, jazz singer and pianist Rachel Hughes, acoustic guitar based singer songwriter Hannah Bruce, MC Exonic and Claudia and Jessie, an operatic aria performance (Mozart).
The gig will start at 7.30pm at The Port Mahon, 82 St. Clements Street, Oxford. See more at the Facebook page - and invite your friends!...

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Get involved in Oxford’s 2011 Reclaim the Night!

Thursday, 8 September, 2011 - 22:15

Want to be involved in organising a local event aimed at ending violence against women? A small group of people are involved in organising Oxford’s Reclaim the Night, an annual event to raise awareness of all forms of domestic and sexual abuse against women and girls. The event has grown over recent years, and the 2011 march is set to be even bigger!

We need people to help organise the event, so why not get involved? From publicity and media, to logistics, stewarding on the day, banner making, or just spreading the word amongst your networks, there’s lots to do and it needn’t...

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Save the date: Oxford Reclaim the Night 2011 announced!

Thursday, 8 September, 2011 - 22:13

Oxford’s 2011 Reclaim the Night march and rally will take place on Friday October 28 2011. The march will take place in Oxford city centre and end with a rally at Ruskin College. 

More details about the event will be announced soon. Read more about Oxford Reclaim the Night.

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Making Your Voice Heard - a women's toolkit for local lobbying

Wednesday, 27 July, 2011 - 17:09

As a follow up to work the Women's Budget Group carried out in 2006/7 on engaging women in poverty in the policy-making process (, we have produced a resource pack for individuals and groups who may be campaigning from a marginalised position, or who may lack experience in lobbying and developing effective campaign strategies.

We worked in partnership with Platform 51 on this project, and the resource pack...

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Review of Reclaim the Night 2010

Monday, 25 October, 2010 - 16:49

Feminist fist

Friday 22 October saw the third Reclaim the Night march and rally in as many years. For a bit of a background to Reclaim the Night see . I was not on the march, but was at the rally in Oxford's Ruskin College.

Overall, I thought it was a good rally. I liked the mix between people talking about the issues combined with a bit of entertainment. And it was all in a good cause - raising awareness of the ongoing battle to prevent violence against women - in the home, on the streets and in the workplace. Not only was...

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Oxfordshire Reclaim the Night in the Oxford Mail

Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 17:52

Well that's it, we're committed now! Dozens of people came to the gig, we raised a decent amount for OSARCC (Oxford Rape Crisis), distributed 1,000 leaflets and ordered another print run, started booking the rally speakers - and now we're in the Oxford Mail! Join us on 22 October 2010: 6.30pm The Sheldonian women & children and those identifying with women-only space for the march; 8.30pm Ruskin College, Walton Street men, women...

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Take up the RTN challenge: What will YOU do to stop violence against women?

Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 10:41

On Wednesday 29 September some of Oxford's best peformers launched the Reclaim the Night campaign: What will YOU do to stop violence against women? Join the Reclaim the Night March and Rally on 22 October. 6.30pm at the Sheldonian (women and children's march). 8.30pm at Ruskin (men welcome!). Info: First, choose your Challenge from the list...

  1. will challenge my friends and colleagues about rape jokes – they’re just not funny.
  2. If a friend is...

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Get involved with Reclaim the Night 2010

Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 14:35

Help launch the campaign: 'What can YOU do to end Violence Against Women'

We'll launch the campaign at the end of September - watch this space for details of the launch! To run until the march and rally on 22 October...

Distribute leaflets with the 10 actions / pledges

We're pulling together a database of volunteer leafletters

If you're up for a bit of leafletting / putting up posters in shops during the weeks before the march and rally, please email


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