Bristol Women’s Commission’s International Women’s Day 2021 campaign

 Monday 8 March 2021 is International Women’s Day. It also marks the 8th anniversary of the founding of Bristol Women’s Commission (BWC) – the only commission of its type in the UK. Without any physical events at City Hall this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BWC is shifting its focus online. The Commission will be […]

16 Days of Activism Explained

Blog post by Giulia Bernacchi 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is a nearly 30-year-old global movement that shines a light on the disproportionate levels of violence perpetrated against women and girls. It begins on the 25th November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence again Women., The campaign deliberately goes on […]

COVID-19 – what you told us

We are in extraordinary times and the impact on everything we have taken for granted is something we are all struggling with.  There are many decisions that the government has taken that affect women, and some decisions that may affect us adversely.   Throughout the first lockdown period, we asked women in Bristol to tell us […]

BWV launches an important new report

Bristol City Listening Project Launch 2020 Reporter Giulia Bernacchi On Monday  2nd of November, Bristol Women’s Voice launched the City Listening Project Report through an online roundtable talk. Women attending  included those who had researched the multiple and intersecting barriers that women face within the city of Bristol, and how this has been impacted by […]

Where to get help, advice and support during Covid-19

Where to get help  The following is provided by the Council.  You can find more information about Bristol-based and national organisations supporting women here.  We Are Bristol Covid-19 hotline:  A dedicated telephone hotline has been launched in Bristol to help the city’s most vulnerable citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The ‘We Are Bristol’ support phone number […]

That Rendang Lady!

Interview with 2018 Masterchef UK contestant, cookery writer and a pillar of the Malaysian Kitchen Supper Club team, Zaleha Kadir Olpin. By Tara Miran, BWV community reporter and Finance and Admin Administrator. Photographs by Mireya Gonzalez A combination of nerves and excitement rushed through me as I went to meet Zaleha Kadir Olpin, and our dedicated photographer and volunteer of Bristol Women’s Voice, Mireya Gonzalez. I could […]

How Feminism Plays a Role in the Global Climate Crisis.

As you all know, action against climate change on a massive scale has suddenly taken off and is hitting the front pages in the form of the school strikes and student marches. But why now? For years we’ve known it’s a problem we need to fix, but it’s only recently that large scale action has […]

Highlighting Women in Trade in partnership with the M Shed

By Community Reporter Laura Hillier On Saturday 31 st August, Bristol Women’s Voice hosted the “Women in Trade” event, in partnership with the M Shed. The aim of this event was to shine a light on the women working in the skilled trades and in construction, both now and in the past. The packed programme […]

Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of)

Bristol Old Vic, Opening Press Night Thursday 12 Sept, 7pm. Blog and photograph by Marcia Walker Bristol Women’s Voice Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice, captivated her principled readers in Regency England over two hundred years ago with her opening line, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a […]

Anorexia Awareness with Leah Newton

Anorexia Awareness with Leah Newton  by Emma Carey Anorexia, the literal skeleton in the closest. An eating disorder that is well known, but often misunderstood. Leah Newton has been fearlessly sharing her story, contacting The Bristol Post and starting a campaign to raise awareness. After spending eight months at Marlborough Cotswold House for disordered eating, […]