During the summer I had the privilege of working with charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. I was commissioned by Jo’s Trust to write two new resources for their website, looking at cervical screening support for survivors of sexual violence. While smear tests offer the best possible protection against cervical cancer, they’re also understandably traumatic for […]
It’s been a while since my last work update – I’ve spent a lot of the last few months with my head down, immersed in a slightly all-consuming project that I’m excited to be able to share with you soon. In the meantime though, I’ve also been quietly cracking on with work on my usual […]
My latest article for Broadly looks at the horrifying experiences of pregnant refugee women, many of whom have no access to antenatal healthcare. ‘There was only one thing on my mind: to get to the UK, to reach a safe place where my baby and I could have a good chance at life’ Eritrean refugee […]
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In the UK two women a week are killed by a current or former partner. 400,000 women each year are sexually assaulted in Britain, and 80,000 are raped. One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and the Guardian yesterday reported that domestic […]
Originally published at Women’s Views on News. Sarah Graham WVoN co-editor Women’s charity Eaves is to host their first ever ‘All-In for Eaves’ poker night this October, hoping to raise tens of thousands of pounds for women who have experienced violence. The fundraising event, to be held in Distillers bar, central London, on 18 October, will also boast a line-up […]
The alternative title for this blog post is ‘Things I’d be blogging about properly if I wasn’t so overwhelmed by finals.’ Lately I’ve mostly been reading lots and lots of Shakespeare plays and criticism, and quite a few French grammar books because somehow (though I’ve no idea how) the last 4 years of my undergraduate […]
18th-24th March is International Anti-Street Harassment Week 2012.
[Trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence] Thursday 8th March was International Women’s Day. You might have noticed that there were more articles about women in the papers. You probably heard at least one man say: “What about International Men’s Day then?” At the University of Warwick, we celebrated with an inspiring five days of […]
Every year, around Women’s Week, Warwick Anti-Sexism Society put on a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. This year I lost my Vagina Monologues virginity, and it was fantastic!