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"Sex without consent, I suppose that is rape"

By Lisa Davis | August 21, 2014 | Comments Off on "Sex without consent, I suppose that is rape"

A really fascinating read from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, one of the research contributors being the fabulous Professor Liz Kelly of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit. It is so useful to have it down in black and white the views of our own youngsters in relation to sexual consent. Some stand…

Engaged Teaching, Feminist Activism and Academia

By Lisa Davis | May 20, 2014 | Comments Off on Engaged Teaching, Feminist Activism and Academia

Very excited to hear about this: Engaged Teaching, Feminist Activism and Academia.

A good thing to change your mind?

By Lisa Davis | December 23, 2013 | Comments Off on A good thing to change your mind?

A good thing to change your mind? I really like this challenge to the somewhat macho culture of sticking to a position; terrified to be called out for making a u-turn, when actually, maybe it’s far more courageous to change your mind and admit making an error of judgement. We’re all human, after all!

How marketing can deliberately work to exclude women.

By Lisa Davis | December 23, 2013 | Comments Off on How marketing can deliberately work to exclude women.

How marketing can deliberately work to exclude women.

Bishop FM radio interview about Durham Women Rising launch

By Lisa Davis | December 23, 2013 | Comments Off on Bishop FM radio interview about Durham Women Rising launch

Bishop FM radio interview about Durham Women Rising launch Thanks so much for featuring our launch event, Gillian, and giving me the opportunity to explain our formation as a group, the objectives of our programme and a sneak preview of what our programme will include. It would be fabulous if we could take forward in…

And again!

By Lisa Davis | December 11, 2013 | Comments Off on And again!

And again!

Our launch hits North East news

By Lisa Davis | December 11, 2013 | Comments Off on Our launch hits North East news

Our launch hits North East news With many thanks to Natasha Sykes, Sunderland University student of Graphic Design and Communication, for designing the fabulous Durham Women Rising logo.

Durham Women Rising LAUNCH

By Lisa Davis | December 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Durham Women Rising LAUNCH

Having renamed ourselves and arranged for our own logo to be designed, Durham Women Rising will officially launch on Tuesday 10th December, from 4-5pm in the Boardroom of Durham University’s Ustinov College. * Our launch will be hosted by Professor Nicole Westmarland, who co-founded and co-directs the Durham University Centre for Research into Violence and…

Lisa Davis of Changing Relations on BBC Radio Tees

By Lisa Davis | September 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Lisa Davis of Changing Relations on BBC Radio Tees

Lisa Davis of Changing Relations on BBC Radio Tees – Awesome morning of discussions of feminism activism in our region from BBC Radio Tees earlier in the week, including a slot from Changing Relations’ own Lisa Davis.

One Billion Rising, Durham 2013

By Lisa Davis | February 14, 2013 | Comments Off on One Billion Rising, Durham 2013

It’s been an inspiring day in the Market Square today in Durham. After weeks of hard work, the Durham One Billion Rising event came off brilliantly. Durham City Mayor opened the event and was followed by thought provoking speeches, rousing music, challenging and emotional poetry readings and upliftingly enthusiastic dancing from our invited dance group.