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Vox Feminarum (translated to Women's Voices and shortened to VoxFemme for expediency) wants to engage women locally, nationally and all over the world in raising the concerns and the issues affecting all our lives and livelihoods. For those who have no voice we hope to say something that in some small way reflects their concerns and becomes a meaningful vehicle in the struggle for equality, in achieving that which  would give real meaning to The Covenant Eliminating Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and any other number of human rights treaties which purport, that all 'human beings' are born free', that all of us, by nature of being human, have rights which are inalienable and indivisible. 

In the long established tradition of those who fought for and won the right to vote, for those who fought for and won the right to be educated, for those who fought for and won the right of women to free speech and action on issues from fertility rights to marriage and physical freedom, we continue to fight with and for women for whom these rights are yet to be realised and for those women affected by the kind of discrimination which results in the glass ceiling and objectification.

We also celebrate, through both actions and words, the achievements of previous, current and future generations of women.

Upcoming Events
  • National Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week 1-7 Feb. Check our calendar for VF events and activities

  • Derby celebrates Social Justice Day 2016 at the Mandela Centre on Feb 20th 11am - 6pm.

  • Inspirational Women Awards 2016 will be on March 5th at the Aston Court Hotel, Midland Rd, Derby. Call us on 01332 347066 for more details

  • HERetics Femme Zine requires writers and an editor. Contact Sonya on 01332347066 or by email on for information

  • Women's History Month listings are coming soon. Watch this space...

  • Just Girls Youth Group starts February 2015 Call Jade on 01332 347066 for details

  • Derby Women's Red Tent Gatherings resumes Feb 6th, March 13 and April 9th 2015 3.30pm - 7.30pm sound therapist Nadia Graziani will join us.

LEAP - Life Events Arts Project Writing Our Stories Workshops start soon. Everyone is welcome contact Sonya on 01332 347066 or n 07779560284

Derby and Derbyshire Inspirational Women Awards, 2016.

Inspirational Women Awards Finalists and Winners 2016

Dr Hilary Gray  - Lifetime Achievement Award 

Melanie Ulyatt - Overall Inspirational Woman 2016

Laura-Rose Gee -  Inspirational Woman Under 25 

 Inspirational Woman in Community, Voluntary, Charity Sector: 

Vanessa Boon: Community Organising

Venetia Sanders: Fundraising

Dorothy Skrytek: Activism

Beverly Stewart: Leadership

Tazim Fayaz: Education

Inspirational Mum/Mother Figure 

Marie Testro 

Kath Smedley  

Inspirational Woman in Sport

Angela Harper - Sport Development 

Chantelle Reid : Sport Competition

Inspirational Woman Entrepreneur /In Business 

Yvonne Gorman

Inspirational Woman in The Arts 

Shub Haywood: Performance

Jules Hunters: Art Activism

Special Recognition Certificate of Achievement

  Michelle Rowlands 

Kath Frichett 

Inspirational Women Awards Finalists and Winners 2015

Pollyanna Pickering  - Lifetime Achievement Award 

Caroline Bagnall - Overall Inspirational Woman 2015 
Sarah Chapman - Inspirational Woman in Community, Voluntary, Charity Sector, 2015
Janine Cherrington - Special Recognition Certificate of Achievement
Netta Christie - Special Recognition Certificate of Achievement
Kate Le Prevost - Inspirational Mum/Mother Figure 2015
Rachael Livingston - Inspirational Woman in Community, Voluntary, Charity Sector, 2015
Colleen McCarroll - Special Recognition Certificate of Achievement
Chantelle Reid - Inspirational Woman Under 25 and Inspirational Woman in Sport, 2015
Rosie Schofield - Inspirational Woman in Education 2015
Melanie Ulyatt - Inspirational Woman Entreprenuer/In Business 2015
Alice Vale - Inspirational Woman in The Arts 2015
Joanna Wilson - Inspirational Mum/Mother Figure of The Year 2015

Voting for Inspirational Women Awards 2017 will open in July 2016.

WoW: Women onto Work A New Course For Women

VoxFemme is recruiting for its free 10 Session Specialist Training Programme 'Preparing to Enter Work, Education or Volunteering'.

Specialised one to one service, advice and support from 
job search through to job interview including workwear
• Free outfit makeover/individual styling advice with 
professional stylist on dressing for work and success
• Guided Skills Audit to identify strengths/what you are 
naturally good at and point you towards suitable jobs/careers  
• Help with childcare is available (Ltd places allocated first come first served basis)
• ‘Real’ Interview (practice) with professional panel
• Strength Diagnostic
• Lunch and all you need to complete the course is 


Contact Jade by email on or phone or text 07779560284

.....Watch out for the 3rd Reel Vision Grassroots Film Festival Coming Your Way in March 2016. Check out the main Festival page for more information.

Latest News Just Girls Summer Programme August 10 - 14th with camping August 15th- 16th 2015                                                           Join VF at the Mandela Centre and at various other venues for leadership skills; star gazing; arts crafts, visits, sports, relaxation, baking and more.  Call Jade on 01332 347066 for more details,

NEWS: Up to-Date Women and Girl Specific News From the UN

October 11th 2012 Marks The First United Nations International Day of the Girl Child


History shows that it has never been easy to be a girl, and, despite some great  changes in the status and perception of women and girls, HERstory is still a complicated and challenging one.

There are a billion reasons why we need the Day of the Girl, but let’s start with just a few facts:

ILLITERACY – By 2015, females will make up 64% of the world’s (adult) population who cannot read.

FORCED MARRIAGE – One in seven girls in developing countries is married off before age 15.

VIOLENCE – In the US more than half (54%) of all rapes of females happen before age 18. One in 5 high school girls has been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner. Worldwide children as young as age 11 are forced to work as prostitutes. Some estimates have as many as 1.2 million children being trafficked every year.

BODY IMAGE – More than half (54%) of 3rd-5th grade girls worry about their appearance and 37% worry about their weight. More than half (57%) of music videos feature a female portrayed exclusively as a decorative, sexual object.

FEMALE ROLE MODELS - Fortune 500 Companies Chief Executive Officers – Only 3% are women.Top Positions in Media (entertainment, advertising, telecommunications) – Only 3%; Hollywood Top Film-makers – Only 5%.Few women are politicians, doctors and are poorly represented across such professions like engineering and science. 

For more information and to log your activity to celebrate the Day of The Girl go to www.

Issue of the Month: Sunitha Krishnan's Fight Against Sex Slavery

Issues Affecting Women

News headlines for “Women’s Rights”,

Rights: Women's Treaty a Powerful Force for Equality, Inter Press Service, Friday, December 04, 2009 (posted by Global Issues)

Afghan Women Demand Liberation, Not Lip Service, Inter Press Service, Thursday, October 28, 2010 (posted by Global Issues)

Haiti: Displaced Women Face Double Jeopardy, Inter Press Service, Wednesday, February 03, 2010 (posted by Global Issues)

U.N. Chief Leaves Women Out Of Year-End Summing Up, Inter Press Service, Wednesday, January 05, 2011 (posted by Global Issues)

Anup Shah, Human Rights In Various Regions, Global Issues, Updated: October 01, 2010

Anup Shah, A Chronology of the Global Human Rights Struggle, Global Issues, Updated: July 02, 2000

Women At Home and Abroad

A Million Women Rise Campaign

The visible nature of the campaign serves to highlight the issues affecting women's lives, including the ongoing fight for equality and justice; economic poverty; fertility and health rights; violence against women; exploitation; discrimination; slavery and trafficking and many other issues and challenges. The March to End Violence Against Women, is organised both in defiance of the stated inequality and in celebration of the achievements and resilience of womankind often against the odds. It follows a now established tradition of telling HERSTORY and keeping that story on the national, regional and international agenda.

The Million Women Rise March and Rally takes place annually in London and other cities including Nottingham, Manchester and Leeds...come on Derby!

The Heart Beat of the Earth?

Have you ever noticed the similarity between  the symbols for the Feminine and the Earth? In fact, the symbol is the same, in the case of the Venus, it is ♀, and  for the Earth, it is♁, which is in effect the Venus turned upside down, or vice versa. Women are the world's farmers, women carry the water and the children and bear the burdens in societies in which they are often at the very bottom of the pile.  If we continue to ignore the plight of women and girls and inequality wherever and however it exists, are we threatening the very heartbeat, of Mother Earth?



Images From The Fight For Rights

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"Acta Non Verba, Alis Volat Propiis - "Actions Not Words, She Flies With Her Own Wings"

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