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Feminist Webs Newsletter - October 2019

October is the month of International Day of the Girl Child, which Feminist Webs is marking with an exciting conference in Manchester. Read on for this and more local events and opportunities, including a fun national research project which anyone can participate in. Don't forget the session plans and other girls work activity suggestions on the Feminist Webs site - and please send in your own ideas or resources so we can expand what's available there.
Email any items for the November issue to feministwebs@yahoo.co.uk

Girls Rights Conference

Our conference is next Friday!

Download the flyer here, and click here if you haven't yet booked a place.

Women and girls-only performance and discussion

This central Manchester performance of 'Lady in Red' is exclusively for women and girls aged 14+, and will be followed by an after-show discussion with the writers and actors.
Extensively and accurately researched, the play is said to combine "superb dialogue, a compelling plot, inspired performance and evocative colours to create an unforgettable experience - a journey through one woman's attempts to leave an abusive relationship".
Power and control, physical, emotional and psychological abuse, fear of the unknown and "Why doesn't she leave?" are just some of the issues raised in this contemporary look at domestic violence. Book your FREE tickets here.

Will your group turn detective?

The Fawcett Society is looking for volunteers to audit high streets and shopping centres across the UK, to better understand how retailers are targeting products at children and parents. 
Would the young women you work with be up for gathering examples of good and bad practice of gender stereotyping on their local high streets?
If so, sign up here to receive resources to carry out the High Street Audit!

A series of creative events in Trafford borough next week - click to enlarge the images for more information and to get involved.

Sapphormation Festival

Saturday 2nd November

Get tickets here - from Free to £6
See also the Sapphormation website
A one-day event in Manchester for women who love women. Theme:

'DIFFERENCE IS POWER'

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Resources explaining gender identity

Feminist Webs received an email asking what was meant by the statement that the Girls Rights Conference is for youth workers "who identify as women in a way that’s significant to them".
Most readers will be very familiar with the concept of gender identity, but for those who are coming across it for the first time, this list of terms and this short guide from the national citizenship charity Young Scot might be helpful.
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