Youth workers across Greater Manchester are highlighting the rights of the girl child, and girls’ skills and ingenuity in claiming fair treatment.
There are lots of events in Greater Manchester on the week of 8 October 2018 for
International day of the Girl Child.
Campaigning for the rights of the girl
Campaign Themes are being developed for the week, ideas include:
• Periods and Girls Rights ‘We need to bleedin’ name it.’
• Sex Discrimination: Can girls play rugby? Can boys do make-up?
• Challenging stigma: speaking out on sexual violence.
To send further idea, email: G.Ivinson@mmu.ac.uk
Take pictures of what you are doing through objects, environments, creative spaces, and images of movements. Avoid taking images with faces (your own and others) to ensure that people aren’t easily identifiable, as images with faces will not be used. Photos should be posted Twitter to @feministwebs (using hashtag: #feministwebs). Images will also be displayed on the Feminist Webs website.
Programme of activities
Monday 8 October
• 4pm-6pm: Creating a campaign to challenge stigma around sexual violence. There will be petitions and letter writing and much more. Forty Second Street, Ground Floor, The Horsfall Building, 87-89 Great Ancoats Street Manchester, M4 5AG. Contact Claire.email@example.com
• 6pm-8pm: LISTEN! Social Media Broadcast for and by Lesbian, Bisexual and Pan
Young People at The Proud Trust. The Proud Trust, 49-51 Sidney Street, Manchester, M1
7HB. Contact Nicola.Langton@theproudtrust.org.uk
Wednesday 10 October
• From 4pm: Mask Making: exploring identities at Salford Girls Group. Contact Louise.Clarke@salford.gov.uk
Thursday 11 October
• 2pm-5pm: Creative Café: Protest, Poster and Screen Printing session at The Proud
Trust. The Proud Trust, 49-51 Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB. Contact Hebe.Phillips@TheProudTrust.org.uk
• 3pm-5PM: Exploring identities through photography and objects at Levenshulme
Girls Group. Inspire Centre, 747 Stockport Road, Manchester, M19 3AR. Contact Marian.Varel@gmail.com @levyyouth
Saturday 13 October
• 12pm-3pm: At the Water Adventure Centre. The Old Boathouse, Fairfield Locks,
Maddison Road, Droylsden M43 6ES. Bring your Girls Group to have fun on the canal
learning how to canoe and in the Clubhouse for chat and get togethers about Girls
Rights. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plus: Saturday 3 November
• 11.30am-12.30pm: Women who love Women, t-shirt making event at Sapphormation. The
Proud Trust, 49-51 Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB. Contact mailto:Hebe.Phillips@TheProudTrust.org.uk
There will also be a follow up event for Women Workers at WAC to celebrate the success of the International Day of the Girl Child.