Shoreditch Sisters WI is known for campaigning on important issues. Things we have spoken out against are; Female Genital Mutilation (FGM); Gender Inequality (including pay) and female detention – focussing on supporting the women held at Yarls Wood Female Detention Centre.
We were part of the Women of the World Festival at The South Bank Centre in March 2016, where we displayed and worked on the Solidarity quilt we made with other WIs and Women For Refugee Women. The quilt is now in the Chapel at the Detention Centre for the ladies to inspire and remind them we are thinking about them.
The Vulva Quilt and Vulva bunting we made was used in the BAFTA nominated documentary The Cruel Cut.
Every year we support and campaign on different issues and in 2017/18 we are raising the issue of Period Poverty in conjunction with Bloody Good Period who came to speak to our members at a meeting. Every meeting we have a raffle and all proceeds are donated to that year’s campaign. If you would like to get in touch to speak to us about our current project of anything we’ve done in the past, please email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ‘Campaigns’ in the subject line for more info.