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Feminist Webs Newsletter - January 2020

Happy New Year to all the feminists! We hope you had a some time with friends and family to relax and connect. January is a time for thinking about the year ahead and if you haven't had time to do this yet, don't worry, this issue has your back!
It’s January. As we move into the new year, we promise ourselves that we will be healthier, get more sleep, be a better daughter / sister / friend. The new improved me. It can be a time of optimism but it can also be a time of pressure. What am I not happy with that needs to change? What about my body needs to change?

It is still dark out there for the next couple of months and having an awareness of self care and who your support network are can really help. Whilst it is important to identify things we would like to do, and how we want to live our life, it is also important to do this with an awareness of our resources. Who can we count on? How do we look after ourselves when things are tough? What about beyond ourselves to our community?

To help young women (and workers!) move into the new year with goals, support and self-awareness we have an activity for you. It asks you to celebrate the previous year and make some simple goals for the next. We always need to remember we have people by our side who are in our team and can help us. There will always be times of stress as we work towards our goals so thinking about how to look after ourselves and build our resilience is important. Give it a go.

Download our resource from the Feminist Webs resources page here

We'd love to hear how you get on over on twitter @feministwebs

A new Equality, Access and Inclusion tool for Manchester is on its way!  

Voluntary Youth Manchester have been working together to create an audit tool to help youth focused organisations make small steps to becoming accessible and inclusive for young people. The tool is being soft-launched this month for organisations to pilot at an event held in Manchester. During this process it will be evaluated and will be ready to launch in March 2020. It works by asking participants to respond to statements, encouraging practitioners to think about how they include young people with protected characteristics. 

VYM are looking for Manchester based projects and organisations who want to trial the tool. If you are interested in finding out more, contact

Girls Network Meeting

If you work with girls or young women in or around Manchester, link in with the Girls Network. Coordinatored by Claire Workman, the girls network brings together practitioners from across Manchester to plan events across the year which highlights work with girls and young women

Get involved: 27th January 2020. 1pm - 3pm. 42nd street, 87-91 Great Ancoats street, Manchester, M45AG


Horizons Festival 2020 – Call Out for Expressions of Interest

This opportunity is aimed at Northern-based artists and companies from refugee backgrounds.

Horizons Festival celebrates international arts and global culture and runs alongside Refugee Week. The festival features a week long programme of theatre, film, art, performance, workshops and debate showcasing the artistic talent of refugees and migrants.

The festival takes place at HOME, Manchester and is co-produced with Community Arts North West (CAN). The third Horizons Festival will take place between 13 and 20 June 2020.

For more information visit HOME
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