Community Reporting Blog

Ched Evans: A retrial finds him not guilty, so why do I feel so angry and sad?

Written by BWV Reporter Amy Cox. I have a sister, she is 20 years old and the other day when we were on the phone she told me about how...

The missed out words

The missed out words

Written by BWV Reporter Bryony Ball When are the media going to start recognising cases of domestic violence? Even when all the signs are right there jumping off the page they...

‘The Good Immigrant’ at Bristol Festival of Ideas: A review by Jessica Wright

On September 22nd the much-anticipated anthology of 15 essays by British black, Asian and minority ethnic contributors, The Good Immigrant, was released. The following day author Nikesh Shukla kicked off...

Bristol Women’s Voice is expanding its team of reporters!

Bristol Women’s Voice is expanding its team of reporters!

Bristol Women’s Voice is looking for Reporters to join our fantastic team! We report on news and events that impact gender equality in Bristol and other issues that impact on...

The Beijing Declaration and the UK

The Beijing Declaration and the UK

Article by Bryony Ball  I have just been reading the Beijing Declaration for the first time. (The Beijing Declaration was a resolution adopted by the UN at the end of...

I am a woman fleeing domestic abuse and my right to vote has been taken away!

Mehala Osbourne has become a local activist and super hero in Bristol, campaigning tirelessly for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. I met Mehala in 2015, interviewing her about her...

Pimp State: ‘The Festival of Ideas’ presents Kat Banyard and Diane Martin

An insightful and balanced talk looking at societies attitudes toward sex workers. The Festival of Ideas invited Kat Banyard and Diane Martin to discuss their feelings on prostitution and how...

Laura Bates, Girl Up — A Palatable Feminism for Teenagers

On Tuesday, Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism, talked at Waterstones for the Bristol Festival of Ideas. She discussed her new book Girl Up, which is aimed at giving teenage...

Women, Racism and War — We Must do Better

On International Women’s week, the Watershed hosted the latest in the ‘Social Sciences in the City’ series — Women, racism and war: Gaza and the global war on terror. A presentation by...

The echoes that bombs make – Janine Di Giovanni

Article by Hazel Lush, Bristol Women’s Voice reporter. To add to its already impressive array of voices, debates and talks, Bristol Festival of Ideas kicked off 2016 with a bang...