Refuge marks International Women’s Day with helpline campaign launch

At London’s Picadilly lights, 10-second idents featuring a voiceover from the charity’s patron, actress Olivia Colman, ran throughout the day. As part of the campaign, created by BBH, high-profile women including presenter Lorraine Kelly, singer Jess Glynne and comedian Miranda Hart changed their names on Twitter to the number of the National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247. Read the Full Article Continue reading Refuge marks International Women’s Day with helpline campaign launch

Hampstead

Hampstead is an affluent residential community long favoured by academics, artists, and media figures. Hampstead Heath has meadows, woodland, and swimming ponds, plus city views from Parliament Hill. (x) I particularly enjoy walking around in this neighbourhood, searching for cosplay outfits and visiting the Independent Bookshops. Just opposite the Hampstead tube station, was my first destination of the day, the Oxfam Book Shop. They stock a wide selection of books from modern fiction, travel and leisure to more specialist subjects such as Art, History, Literature and rare & collectable books. They also have music department stocking CDs, DVDs, Sheet Music and … Continue reading Hampstead

Valdecir Nascimento – Women’s Right Advocate

Valdecir Nascimento, 59, is a prominent women’s rights advocate in Brazil and the Executive Coordinator of ODARA–Instituto da Mulher Negra (Black Women´s Institute), based in Salvador, Brazil. During the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Nascimento spoke to UN Women about the black women’s movement in Brazil and the mounting infringement of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Right now, there is a lot of aggression in the daily lives of black women in Brazil—in public spaces, in banks, hospitals, everywhere. For instance, in hospitals, the time that it takes to see a doctor … Continue reading Valdecir Nascimento – Women’s Right Advocate