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Time to re-visit and celebrate the Maputo Protocol

Almost thirteen years ago, when The Circle was in its infancy, two groups of lawyers from the recently founded Lawyers’ Circle travelled to Uganda and Tanzania. We were joined by a team from the Raising Her Voice programme at Oxfam, with whom we were then in partnership. Our objective was to secure a deeper understanding of what can fairly be described as a human rights charter for women and girls. ...

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Welcome Rahela Trust!

We Welcome Rahela Trust as New Partners!...

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Sikh Women’s Aid Parliamentary Report Launch: “From Her King’s are Born”

This report looks to evidence the prevalence and impact of domestic and sexual violence on Sikh and Panjabi men and women living in the UK to help inform service delivery....

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Meet Our Team! Amber Culley

I'm Amber and I recently started working as the Team and Operations Co-Ordinator at The Circle. I've had the pleasure of working in a variety of areas in the non-profit sector from small arts organisations to regional equalities charities....

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Meet our Member! Amarachi Clarke

In conversation with one of our incredible members and trustee Amarachi Clarke, the founder of Lucocoa a Bean-to-Bar chocolate brand based in London. Not only is she a chocolate connoisseur but a dedicated global feminist. She tells us about her relationship to The Circle and her love for Ellen Ripley from Aliens!...

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Sri Lanka Women’s Centre Give An Exclusive Interview on Rana Plaza and Garment Justice

The Rana Plaza Tragedy caused a big occupational health problem & marked the garment industry as unsafe. There was a global opinion that the workers were working in inhumane conditions....

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Will the fashion industry ever learn? 

On 24 April 2013, when the Rana Plaza factory collapsed, killing over 1,000 garment workers and injuring countless others, the world rightly reeled in shock. This was the deadliest garment factory disaster in history – the deadliest accidental structural failure in our modern memory...

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What Can You Do To Support Garment Worker Justice?

Here are 3 simple steps you can take to support garment worker justice!...

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Why I am a passionate global feminist? Annie Lennox

As a younger woman in the early '70s, it actually took me several years before I could identify with the term "feminist" as a self-descriptor. When I wrote "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" back in 1985, I still didn't feel I "deserved" to account for myself as a bonafide feminist, as I suspected my mild obsession with make-up and shoes might disqualify me from belonging to the club....

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“Believe in yourself, do something, and be creative.”

Meet Debra Torok, Global Feminist, Circle Member, activist, musician, and professor of social justice education, arts activism, and music. ...

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“I am finding out how to be myself again.” 

The centre is a sanctuary which offers therapeutic counselling, mental health support, community and schools programmes, jobs skills, after-school programme, legal advice and much more....

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Every tiny hand tells a story

Meet Hadeel Arja, a Syrian member of MCJN, who talks about the invaluable mentoring MCJN provided to help her launch her media project 'Tiny Hand' which brings children's stories from war zones to new audiences....