Our next annual conference will take place in March 2015. If you would like to be involved as a speaker, sponsor or volunteer please get in touch with Carrie on

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Thank you to everyone who took part in 2014:

We would like to thank everyone that made the conference possible. A huge thank you to all of the workshop leaders who generously gave up their time to come and talk.

A massive thank you to our guest speakers George Ferguson, José Sluijs-Doyle, Maanda Ngoitiko and Cezara Nanu. I would also like to thank our event sponsors – The Department for International Development, Bath Spa University, and Urbane Eco.

And last but not least, we would like to thank all the African Initiatives volunteers and trustees, most notably our volunteer conference co-ordinator, Cara Shaw, who did an amazing job of organising this year’s conference. We couldn’t have done it without you.

We are currently in the process of creating a publication with our findings of the conference, which will be available from our website.

If you would like to know more about women’s rights, or any other aspect of African Initiatives’ overseas advocacy work, please contact us on

For photo’s of the conference please visit our Facebook page: If you have any more pictures from the day please send them to

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On Saturday March 8th 2014, people all over the world are celebrating International Women’s Day. To mark this, last Saturday 1st March, African Initiatives held an annual International Women’s Rights Conference in Bristol City Centre.

The sold out conference consisted of numerous inspirational workshops discussing diverse issues facing women around the world today, such as sex work, forced marriage, fashion, sexuality and the impact of Colonialism.

Jose Sluijs-Doyle, Chief Executive of African Initiatives, says “Our International Women’s Rights Conference is a great opportunity for members of the public to come and find out about important and topical women’s rights issues, as well as to meet and network with like-minded people.”

Thanks to Bath Spa University and Urbane Eco.


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