Making our Mark: An event for feminist campaigners. Speaker: Gudrun Jonsdottir

Making our Mark: An event for feminist campaigners
Thursday 15th Sept 2011, 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Glasgow City Centre – venue to be confirmed
An evening of discussion for feminist campaigners, grassroots activists and politicians

We are pleased to say that our speaker will be Gudrun Jonsdottir. Gudrun works
with Stigamot, a leading Icelandic feminist organisation. She is the Icelandic national
expert to the EWL Observatory on violence against women and Chairperson for the
board of Skotturnar, an umbrella organisation for the Icelandic Women’s NGOs.
Stigamot is an education and counselling service for survivors of sexual abuse and
violence. Icelandic feminist groups have led successful campaigns on male violence,
including on incest, prostitution, and other forms of sexual exploitation. Iceland is one
of the few countries to bring in legislation against stripping and lap dancing – and
possibly the only one to do so because of concerns about exploitation.

Gudrun will be sharing her experiences of developing campaigns in Iceland to legislate
against violence and exploitation and on the impact these have had on attitudes towards
women in Icelandic culture.

This event will be funded through the Ingrid McClements Memorial Award
No charge for attendance – donations welcome.

If you would like to attend or call 0141 552 2221
We anticipate that there will be a lot of interest so please book your place soon.

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