Women Asylum Seekers Together
Challenging the injustices experienced by women who seek asylum in the UK.

Emma Round
A disabled women's rights activist who supports DPAC and writes about her experiences at Pseudo-Living.

A disabled single mother of five who has written about her experiences anonymously.

Daughters of Eve
An anti-female genital mutilation charity who work to raise awareness of FGM and provide support to its victims.

Paris Lees
London based trans rights activist who specialises in improving the representation of trans people in the media.

Ariel Silvera
A Dublin-based trans*-rights activist who edits BoLT magazine.

Kate Smurthwaite
Chaired by Kate Smurthwaite - an outspoken feminist comedian who appears regularly on the BBC.

INTERSECT is a one-day conference which took place in Bristol on the 19th May 2012. It featured speakers from several minority groups who are fighting for women's rights to give them a platform to present their organisations and aims and to inform attendees how they may get involved. 

The conference was borne from the idea that many members of the groups invited to take part feel that they are not included or catered for within what may be termed 'mainstream' feminism, and the conference aims to make some way towards solving this problem. The conference concluded with an open debate titled "How do we create a more inclusive feminism?".

INTERSECT featured speakers from Trans Media Watch, Daughters of Eve and Women for Refugee Women as well as several others and was chaired by comedian Kate Smurthwaite.

Timetable - Saturday 19th May 2012

Time Speaker
10:30 - 10:45 Introduction from Kate Smurthwaite
10:45 - 11:15 Daughters of Eve
11:15 - 11:30 Daughters of Eve Q&A
11:30 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 12:05 Emma Round
12:05 - 12:15 Becki
12:15 - 12:45 Emma Round Q&A
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Women Asylum Seekers Together
14:00 - 14:50 Women Asylum Seekers Together Q&A
14:50 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 15:30 Paris Lees
15:30 - 15:50 Ariel Silvera
15:50 - 16:15 Paris Lees and Ariel Silvera Q&A
16:15 - 16:25 Break
16:25 - 17:00 Q&A and Open Discussion