VOX FEMINARUM:WOMEN'S VOICES
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.
16 days of Activism Events are now live! Click on the links below (or copy and paste the link into your browser) to book places on events listed on Eventbrite. Please read the description for each event and note that some events are bookable by contacting Vox Femme directly while you don't have to book at all for others! See the links below:
Stress Less Workshop Thursday November 26th, 2015
A Day In My Shoes, Sunday November 29th
Marriage and Honour Based Violence, Monday November 30th - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/16-days-of-activism-vawg-for…
Meditation and Breathing, Tuesday Dec 1st 2015 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/16-days-of-activism-vawg-for…
Feed The Soul Dec 4th 2015
The Big Sit-in
Grooming of Girls in Derby Sunday Dec 6th 2015
Story and Movement Workshop, Monday Dec 7th 2015 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/16-days-of-activism-vawg-for…
Mindfulness in Everyday Life Monday Dec 7th 2015 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/16-days-of-activism-vawg-for…
Speak Your Truth Tuesday Dec 8th, 2015 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/16-days-of-activism-vawg-for…
Self-Massage Dec 9th 2015 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/16-days-of-activism-vawg-for…
Check our calendar for more information.
News headlines for “Women’s Rights”, GlobalIssues.org
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
Sonya Robotham on Radio Derby (Sunday June 9th 2013, 8:27 - 8:40pm approximately) discussing, Chime for Change, women's rights and much more. The interview starts 27 minutes into the Devon Daley show and finishes approximately 40 minutes in. Let us know
what you think of the views expressed. Sonya was also interviewed on BBC Radio Derby Breakfast Show on Tues June 5th at approx 8:10am discussing the 100th anniversary of the Death of Emily Davidson Wilding who contrary to popular opinion apparently died while
attempting to pin a protest rosette on the Kings horse. Lets us know what you think of the views expressed
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!
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?
Woman Centered Womanifesto from womancentered.org
Vox Feminarum is a member of