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The Unseen Stories: Behind the Lens – A Story of Female Collaboration and Care

The inception of our campaign “Unseen Stories: Behind the Lens” began after we looked at the beautiful images of women from around the world taken by photographers Tara Moller, Mary Quincy and Tara Todras-Whitehill. Prompted to consider the role of […]


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No Recourse to Public Funds: Migrant Women and Children Pull the Short Straw

Image: The Unity Project The No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) policy has been catapulted into public awareness recently as it emerges that not only are thousands of law-abiding migrant families inching towards destitution amid COVID-19, but the Prime Minister […]


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Exploitation in the Fashion Industry: An issue from Leicester to Phnom Penh

Image: Rex Home Secretary Priti Patel has claimed to be ‘appalled’ by the illegal wages and working conditions of a garment factory in Leicester, a story that was front page news of this weekend’s UK papers. The factory, which is […]


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Domestic Violence in South Africa

Image: Khayelitsha, South Africa This week has seen the global number of COVID-19 cases surpass 8.5 million, with many countries worldwide continuing to implement some form of lockdown measures. As the country with the highest number of infections on the African […]


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What We’re Reading: May and June

Image:  Workers in a garment factory in Hawassa, southern Ethiopia. Eyerusalem Jiregna/AFP via Getty Images Each month, we’ll tell you what we’ve been reading at The Circle to get you feeling engaged, informed, and inspired by the global rights movement.  You […]


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Garment Workers’ Stories

Image: National Garment Workers Federation As part of the Women and Girls Solidarity Fund, we’ve made emergency grants to partners in Bangladesh to provide essential supplies including food, protective masks and soap to garment workers who have been left destitute. Garment […]


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The Circle’s Music Auction

  Annie Lennox, Sting, Taylor Swift, Emeli Sandé, Jessie J, Paloma Faith, Celeste and more launch The Circle Music Auction. All proceeds to go to The Circle’s global Covid-19 Emergency Appeal. Singer-Songwriter, Activist and Founder of The Circle, Annie Lennox, has […]


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Domestic Violence: The Second Pandemic

Image: UNICEF/Nesbitt Wan Fei, the founder of an anti-domestic violence NGO in China reported a huge increase in the country’s domestic violence cases in February. Jingzhou, a province in Hubei, received 3 times more reports in February 2020 than in […]


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Now is the Time: Impactful Change in the Fashion Industry

Image: Better Work, ILO/IFC Non-essential retail shops in England re-opened today and garment retailers including Primark, TK Maxx and Nike were met with long queues of eager shoppers. Although for many this will signal the beginning of the end in […]


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New Report an Important Addition to the Due Diligence Debate

Image: Stefan Lechner Today sees the release of the report, “Making Human Rights Due Diligence Frameworks Work for Small Farmers and Workers” – commissioned by the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) with Brot für die Welt, and written by the […]


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Force Majeure and Covid-19: A Guide for Suppliers in the Garment Industry

Image: Getty Images Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, many Western retailers have cancelled orders, demanded discounts and in some cases refused to pay for orders already completed. These cancellations have had a devastating effect on garment workers in global supply […]


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Migration and Violence Against Women in Guatemala

Image: Mujerave collaborates with local women’s group on strengths-based consciousness raising activities. We’re pleased to have Kody Gerkin, Author and Founder of Mujerave, to write a special feature article on the links between poverty, migration and violence against women and girls […]


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Women and Girls Solidarity Fund: Impact So Far

  We want to say a huge thank you to all of our supporters, members, allies and friends who have donated to our emergency appeal that we launched to respond to the additional challenges that the women and girls in […]


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What We’re Reading: April

Image: Stylist Each month, we’ll tell you what we’ve been reading at The Circle to get you feeling engaged, informed, and inspired by the global rights movement.  You might find an interview, a long read, a novel, or just a […]


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The Impact of COVID-19 on Garment Workers

  The Circle’s Living Wage Team consider the impact of COVID-19 on garment workers and the fashion industry and discuss why, more than ever, a living wage needs to be recognised as a fundamental human right. The COVID-19 pandemic exposes […]


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The Circle Joins Civil Society Coalition Calling on the EU to Re-Design the Textile Industry’s Broken Business Model

  Today brings the launch of the Civil Society European Strategy for Sustainable Textile, Garments, Leather and Footwear, a shadow strategy developed by a diverse coalition of 65 social and environmental NGOs. The Circle is pleased to be a signatory […]


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COVID-19 Brings Further Devastation to Refugee Camps

Image: Tessa Kraan/BRF ‘Vulnerable women in labour; four-day old babies sleeping in freezing tents.’ – Dr Annie Chapman COVID-19 is a threat to every country and community, but refugee camps are dealing with impossible circumstances and are housing some of the […]


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The Asian Circle: Fighting Violence Against Women

Image: Santosh Bhanot at The Asian Circle Chai Day 2019 Chai Day, The Circle’s annual fundraising initiative on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is about gathering to raise funds to support survivors of gender-based violence. […]


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A Year of Global Feminism

Image: Annie Lennox and Eve Ensler at The Circle’s Annual Gathering 2019 We kicked off the year at our Annual Gathering encouraging everyone to be courageous and confident in their actions to empower women and ‘Just do it’.  The day […]


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COVID-19 Resource Hub

Image: UN Photo/Loey Felipe We know that there is a lot of information regarding COVID-19 and the impact that it will have on marginalised women and girls on the internet right now. We thought we’d share with you some of […]


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The Impact of COVID-19 on The Circle’s Projects

Image: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images Marginalised people can become even more vulnerable in global health emergencies such as the current COVID-19 pandemic due to a number of factors including limited access to health services. Previous epidemics have illustrated that […]


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Global Feminism in Marie Claire

We’ve been included in Marie Claire’s list of empowering campaigns you need to hear about this International Women’s Day! “Whilst cognisant of the fact we have come far by way of women’s rights, this campaign reminds us that there is […]


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‘A Rapist in Your Path’: Exploring Chile’s Viral Protest Anthem

Photo credit: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters On November 25th, 2019 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – the streets of Santiago, Chile, were filled by thousands of women joined in protest. The Chilean women sang an anthem entitled […]


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What We’re Reading

Photo credit: Verso Each month, we’ll tell you what we’ve been reading at The Circle to get you feeling engaged, informed, and inspired by the global women’s rights movement.  You might find an interview, a long read, a novel, or just […]


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Gender and the Climate Crisis

Photo credit: Jaipal Singh/EPA Increasingly, the consequences of climate change are being felt the world over. Recently the media has been preoccupied with fires in Australia, flooding in the UK, changing demands for agricultural practices across the globe in response […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle member Saz

“I want to open up discussion in the community to these issues honestly, and without repercussion, to allow women to express their voices.” As part of Widen Your Circle, we have spoken to a number of our members about their […]


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One Member’s Take on Global Feminism

“I am now proud to call myself a Global Feminist and I would invite others to do the same.” Previously I hadn’t wanted to call myself a feminist, I felt the word was tainted and outdated, a clichéd stereotype excluding […]


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Global Feminist Calendar March and April 2020

Photo: The Perfect Candidate 3-4 March – Because We Are Girls (Glasgow)  Three sisters, Jeeti, Kira and Salakshana, have been fighting for more than eight years to finally gain some form of justice against a male cousin who abused them as […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle member Misha

“For me, Global Feminism means lifting up the voices and visibility of the most vulnerable women and girls around the world and contributing to a healthy and empowered future for all women.” As part of Widen Your Circle, we have […]


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Global GoalsCast Partnership

We are thrilled to announce that The Circle have become partners of the incredible Global GoalsCast. “Our partners are the heart of the podcast.  The stories that prove we are making the world a better place all come from our […]


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The Healthcare Circle Hosts The Goddess Space

Photo credit: The Goddess Space Chair of The Healthcare Circle, Alice Sinclair is teaming up with Anoushka Florence of The Goddess Space for an evening of goddess vibes for a good cause. We spoke to both Alice and Anoushka to find out more about this event to […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle ally Brett

“Besides the incredible women who were my role models throughout my life, I was also inspired by my favourite singer, Annie Lennox, and her passion for equal rights and gender equality.” At The Circle, we are of the strong belief […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle member Diane

This month, as part of Widen Your Circle, we have spoken to a number of our members about their involvement with The Circle and what it means to be a member! Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle Member Leanne

“I cannot put into words the magic that makes The Circle what it is, but I do know this – when women come together we can make amazing things happen and together we have the power to change the world.” […]


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Why We Need Better Domestic Violence Legislation

Photo Credit: Filippo Monteforte/AFP Domestic violence is the single biggest killer of women globally. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports that of the 187,000 women killed in 2017, over half (58%) were killed by intimate partners or […]


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Celebrity Donations for Jumble Fever

Photo credit: Andre Camara Annie Lennox and Colin Firth amongst celebrities donating items to second annual Jumble Fever! For the second year, celebrity donations will be up for grabs at a jumble sale organised by The Oxford Circle.  Jumble Fever […]


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Global Feminist Calendar January and February 2020

Photo credit: Femspectives 2020 is going to be a big year for The Circle, here’s some fantastic events to get it started! 18 January – Jumble Fever (Oxford) After the huge success of The Oxford Circle’s Jumble Fever last January, […]


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Global Feminism Advent Calendar 2019

  We’re back with a list of 24 things that you can do every day from now until Christmas. From feminist panel discussions and fundraisers for marginalised women and girls to arts and crafts sessions and inspirational films to watch. […]


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Reporting Rape: How the Justice System is Failing Victims of Violence

Photo credit: Reuters Violence against women and girls remains one of the most prominent and pressing issues of inequality globally, with at least one in three women around the world becoming a victim of rape or attempted rape in her […]


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Waves: Interview with Jessie Ayles

Photo credit: Waves Filmed in Cape Town’s notorious Lavender Hill, Waves explores the perspective of three young girls as they grow up together in South Africa. We spoke to Jessie Ayles about this incredible project and the issue of gender-based […]


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Chai Day with Shana

Image: Shana and her family The Circle is an organisation of women empowering women and through our Chai Day campaign, Shana wants to support survivors of gender-based violence. Shana and family are survivors of honour-based domestic violence and we asked […]


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The Circle’s Living Wage Symposium

Photo credit: Nader Elgadi On 8 November, we continued our work to ensure a Living Wage for the millions of women working in the garment industry by convening a symposium to bring together those with the same aim. We were […]


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International Law: Supporting or Ignoring Survivors of Gender-Based Violence?

Image: Victims of sexual violence in eastern Congo, 2007. James Akena/Reuters “Man’s discovery that his genitalia could serve as a weapon to generate fear must rank as one of the most important discoveries of prehistoric times.” – Susan Brownmiller, 1975[1] In conflicts ranging from […]


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The Circle Sets Out the First Steps Towards a Legal Solution to End Poverty Wages in the Fashion Industry

Today at our Living Wage Symposium in London we launched our second report – Fashion Focus: Towards a Legal Framework For a Living Wage – with the purpose of providing a basis for a new proposal on living wage regulation. […]


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Global Feminist Calendar November 2019

Photo: Angela Davis. Join the Left Book Club for a discussion of her remarkable autobiography. There are many fantastic events happening across the country so get inspired! 1 November – She Grrrowls: Feminist Arts Night (London) She Grrrowls is a […]


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An Evening of Music and Conversation: Programmes

Image: Programme from An Evening of Music and Conversation We are giving you the opportunity to purchase limited edition programmes from Annie Lennox: An Evening of Music and Conversation at the SEC Armadillo. For those of you who want something […]


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Sioned Jones for Inspiring Girls

“I feel really proud of what I’ve achieved and I think that is really good for your self-esteem” This International Day of the Girl why not do something practical to help young girls around the world? Be part of the […]


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The Afternoon Show: Annie Lennox

Photo credit: Annie Lennox and Janice Forsyth on stage during An Evening of Music and Conversation “This felt like Glasgow was the locus for an international event”   Janice Forsyth and journalist Paul English discuss Annie Lennox: An Evening of […]


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Cry Power Podcast

Listen below to catch Annie on the first episode of Hozier’s new podcast series Cry Power in partnership with our friends at Global Citizen. You can listen here! The Cry Power podcast is hosted by Hozier in partnership with Global Citizen, talking […]


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An Evening of Music and Conversation: in the Media

“Western feminists must wake up and realise that feminism is a global concept. We must change attitudes and behaviours when it comes to sexual abuse, domestic abuse, sexual violence and rape” We would like to say a huge thank you […]


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Campaigning Against Fast Fashion

Photo credit: @extinctionrebellion This month The Circle are focusing on raising awareness of ethical and sustainable concerns within the fast fashion industry. The #SecondHandSeptember campaign being led by Oxfam is something that we are supporting: promoting the importance of vintage […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle member Tallulah

“Having worked in the music industry, a largely male dominated field, from the age of 18, I am motivated to fight for women to have equality of opportunity across all aspects of life.” We spoke to Tallulah Syron, a member […]


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#SecondHandSeptember with The Circle Members and Volunteers

The average lifespan for an item of clothing in the UK is only 2.2 years. UK consumers send 11 million items a week to landfill, that’s over 5.5k tonnes of clothing a week (300k tonnes each year) – truly shocking. To keep prices low, […]


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South Africa’s Gender-Based Violence State of Emergency

Uyinene Mrwetyana I’d like to share a bit about my week as The Circle’s Relationship Manager, as dual South African / British citizen and as an empowered woman lucky enough to be born into a reality seemingly more equal than […]


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Interview with our Living Wage Project Manager

  Earlier this year, Sharon McClenaghan joined The Circle as the project manager for our Living Wage work. For September, we are focusing on the progress we’ve made with this project and wanted to give our readers this chance to […]


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Global Feminist Calendar September and October 2019

Photo Credit: March4Women In addition to The Circle’s own events taking place throughout Autumn, there are plenty of feminist events happening in your area. So get inspired! 5 September – GalCal IRL – Community (London) Get to know that Instagram […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle Member Sangeetha

“Feminism is humanity’s imperative outrage against subordination of any kind, it serves to amplify the silenced voices of half of the world’s population, and is a necessary crucible for change committed to securing equal rights for women and men around […]


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Shining a Light on Female War Reporters

This month The Circle is encouraging their supporters to #WidenYourCircle by sharing inspirational stories of women empowering women. With this in mind, I decided to write about the incredible Marie Colvin and two inspirational female photographers who risked their lives, […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle member Laura

“No matter what your contribution, being a member of The Circle guarantees that you will be supported and spurred on by an incredible group of likeminded women.” This month, as part of Widen Your Circle, we have spoken to a […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle Ally Christian

“I believe that being an active contributor to change, regardless of your gender, is an essential part of achieving equality for women and girls.” At The Circle, we are of the strong belief that the fight for gender equality has […]


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On the Road to Iran

  Susan Ferner is a member of The Calgary Circle who has channeled her experience of coming close to traffickers and her subsequent heightened awareness of the issue into a beautiful creative writing piece. Since becoming a member, she has […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle Member Rosie

  “To me, global feminism means supporting and advocating for all women on a global scale” This month, as part of Widen Your Circle, we have spoken to a number of our members about their involvement with The Circle and […]


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Difficult Conversations: Human Trafficking

Photo credit: UN Women/Stuart Mannion The Circle are in partnership with Eco-Age to champion women’s rights globally and promote Global Feminism, our Difficult Conversations series investigates the facts and figures of some of the most difficult global topics affecting women […]


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Cybersex Trafficking

Photo credit: International Justice Misson This month at The Circle, we have delved deeper into the issue of human trafficking and have learnt a huge amount from our project partner ACT Alberta about what makes women vulnerable to traffickers and what […]


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Strict Borders Make Vulnerable Women

Photo credit: structuresxx/Shutterstock.com “It is important to keep in mind that trafficking can happen to anyone, anywhere.” The Home Office stated in November 2016 that: “The trafficked women from Nigeria end up being healthy and are held in high regard upon […]


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Global Feminist Calendar July and August 2019

Photocredit: Manchester Histories Our Volunteer Pauline Stumpf has put together your Summer guide to feminist events happening across the UK! 4 July – Code and Stuff (Manchester) This fab group in Manchester want to make tech more diverse and welcome […]


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Interview with Hoda Ali

“Whatever you do, please don’t turn away and pretend we don’t exist. And don’t, for one second, think it couldn’t have been you.” We interviewed human rights activist Hoda Ali about what it means to be a refugee working in […]


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Annie Lennox for The Times

Rarely does a moment occur when, as an activist, I sense that seismic change might be in the air. This week will be one of those moments. I’m writing to say that we must seize it. “I have spent years […]


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Women of Syria

  Zaina Erhaim is an award- winning Syrian journalist and feminist working as a senior media specialist with the Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). Zaina received the first Annita Auspurg award: Rebel Woman For Peace By WILFP, named […]


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Interview with Maya Ghazal

“It is important that we always keep in mind that we are advantaged somehow and so it is good to share that advantage with others” As part of our Women and Girls in Conflict month at The Circle, we caught […]


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Women Empowering Women Through Art and Conversation

“Women are powerful. Women are beautiful and strong. Women are wild, raw and resourceful. We must join together, and we must use our strength and resources to overcome.” Meet Alice Sinclair and Sophie Gradden, the women empowering other women through […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle Member Sophia

“I remember in primary school being taken into a separate room along with the rest of the girls to talk about periods whilst the boys did something else. No wonder it is seen as a taboo subject and no wonder […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle Member Brianna

“It’s hard to forget the first time you got your period… it’s scary and uncomfortable enough, even when you have the privilege of knowing what it is and that you’ll be okay.” Brianna is an Australian trained social worker currently […]


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Global Feminist Calendar May and June 2019

Image credit: Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image 13th April – 1st June – Women’s Words Exhibition (Glasgow) This spring Glasgow Women’s Library are opening the door to women’s writing in their collections. From song lyrics and scribbles to plays and pulp […]


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Annie Lennox in Women in Leadership

  Annie Lennox has featured in the Spring issue of Women in Leadership Magazine, in which she talks all things Global Feminism. You can download your copy here.  


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Who Made Your Clothes?

  Over the last few years the words ‘sustainability’ and ‘ethical’ in relation to the fashion industry, have been taking the headlines by storm. On 24th April 2013, it was reported that a factory had collapsed in Bangladesh, leading to […]


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The ‘Forgotten’ Victims of the UK’s Domestic Abuse Bill

Photo credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner Across the globe, at least one in every three women has been beaten, physically or emotionally abused, or coerced into performing sexual acts. To ensure the safety and security of women is universally protected, we must continue […]


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The Circle’s Annual Gathering 2019

Our member Rashmi Dubé, Lawyer, Writer and Global Feminist, has written a blog post about our Member’s Annual Gathering last weekend! The meeting was held at St. James Crypt in London, with speaker’s video calling from Calgary, Beirut and Uganda. […]


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The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust: International Women’s Day Panel

  This International Women’s Day, Annie Lennox took part in a panel of change-makers and activists including Adwoa Aboah, founder of Gurls Talk, an open community where young girls can talk about the issues that matter to them; Julia Gillard, […]


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Annie Lennox in Harpers Bazaar

It all started with a graphic tee. “I was in a department store, and I saw a T-shirt that had Wonder Woman on it,” Annie Lennox says of the moment that inspired her latest campaign. It was the summer of […]


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Annie Lennox asks “Are you a Global Feminist?”

  Annie Lennox is the special guest on this episode of The Global GoalsCast. The rock star talks about why she moved away from music and into an activist role fighting HIV / AIDS and working to improve the lives […]


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Global Feminism Film

As the women’s rights movement pushes forward, internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, performer and Human Rights activist Annie Lennox and the NGO she founded, The Circle, have partnered with Apple Music for a Global International Women’s Day initiative launched today. Together […]


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Remarkable Women Awards 2019

Annie Lennox receives the Icon Award at Stylist’s Remarkable Women Awards. The audience were so inspired by her acceptance speech that Stylist have written an article about it: “Annie Lennox is absolutely an icon. And, at Stylist’s Remarkable Women Awards […]


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Global Feminist Calendar: March and April 2019

Image Credit: Poet in the City With International Women’s Day on 8 March, the next few weeks are packed with feminist events! Find out what’s happening near you! March 2 – The Circle Member’s Annual Gathering (London) Our Annual Gathering […]


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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Human Rights Violation

Photo Credit: Tim Freccia, World Vision. “At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of female genital mutilation or cutting” (UN Women) This February, news headlines have been focusing a lot on FGM/C due to […]


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Annie Lennox in Good Housekeeping

Have you read Annie Lennox’s article in Good Housekeeping UK yet? She talks Global Feminism, activism and The Circle! #GlobalFeminism #WomenEmpoweringWomen


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Job Opportunity at The Circle

Project Manager One of the priorities for us at The Circle is to ensure that the millions of women working in the garment industry receive a living wage.  We began this work by publishing, in May 2017, a report that […]


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How I’ll Be a Better Feminist in 2019

Photo Credit: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, 2014. This month we are opening up our blog to our members. Rosie writes about her feminist New Year’s resolutions for the coming year! Read more I think that reading about feminism is […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle member Laura

“We are often led to believe that there is only space and resources for a few of us and that whatever other women get will be taken from us” This month, as part of Widen Your Circle, we have spoken […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle member Mabel

We must support and empower each other, otherwise we will constantly be fighting against a system that is designed for us to fail This month, as part of Widen Your Circle, we have spoken to a number of our members […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle member Katie

Photo credit: Fluid4Sight. Katie with singer Gill Manly at their Chai Day event in November Women have an amazing capacity to forge immensely nourishing, deep, powerful bonds with each other – and when we harness that it becomes a force […]


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Widen Your Circle: with The Circle member Jo

Member of The Circle, Jo Nevin.  “I have always been aware that we need to think about intersectionality when we discuss the issues that women face, but The Circle has really challenged me to have that conversation with other people […]


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Feminist Calendar: January and February 2019

Photo credit: Slave to Fashion, Safia Minney. 4th January – Film Screening of Made in Sri Lanka (Colombo) Member of The Circle, Dushy, is holding a film screening of Made in Sri Lanka in Colombo. Join her for an educational […]


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The Stand Up Movement in Sri Lanka

Our member Dushy has co-written a blog post about Ashila Dandeniya, an inspiring woman working for the rights of garment sector employees, and The Stand Up Movement in Sri Lanka. Founder’s story Ashila Dandeniya’s was first exposed to Katunayake Industrial […]


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Choose Love this Christmas

Photo credit: Ivers Parish Council With only a week to go before Christmas you might be wondering where to buy last minute gifts. Well, now might be the perfect opportunity to think outside of the box… Consumers are becoming increasingly […]


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Violence Against Refugee Women and Girls

Photo credit: Oxfam Canada. “Experience of violence can lead to long term physical, mental and emotional health problems; in the most extreme cases, violence against women can lead to death.”  – UN Stats Every day women and girls face unimaginable circumstances […]


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The Circle calls for the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Safety to remain

  The horrific tragedy in 2013 at the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh and the needless death of 1.134 brought to the world’s attention the dangerous and oppressive working conditions that millions of women working in the fast fashion industry face […]


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The Circle’s Feminist Advent Calendar

The Circle Feminist Advent Calendar 1 December – TED x LondonWomen (London) Join TED for the day as they turn their attention to uncover how women and non-binary and genderqueer people around the world over are ‘Showing Up’, facing challenges […]


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Chai Day with a Twist!

  One of our members, Laura Fontana, is hosting a Chai Day on 8th December. This innovative event will tie together two of The Circle’s key foci; ending violence against women and working towards the Living Wage. Laura is very […]


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