Useful Links


Here is a list of links to a wide range of organisations that focus on activities and services for women.  
They cover many aspects of our lives and will hopefully be interesting and helpful.  Please click on the green words in the Topic column to go directly to their website.  
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Age UK Age UK's vision is for a world where everyone can love later life. It is a valuable resource for older people. It includes information on healthy living, expert advice on how you can get the care you need and how to claim benefits to which you may be entitled. 
AGLOW - Campaign on rights for Older Women Campaign for improved status, rights and services for older women. Challenge ageism, sexism, homophobia, racism, disableism and much more. Hold conferences and workshops on health, social care and education issues. Use drama based on our members' experiences to raise awareness and promote good practice. Perform at conferences, festivals, workshops, forums, day centres, schools, and colleges. 
Bladder & Bowel Problems Help, advice and support for bladder and bowel conditions 
Centenarians and analysis of people categorised as 'very old' Information from the Office of National Statistics  
Dancing - Waltzing with Hilda - wide range of dances with lessons - women only For the past 19 years, Waltzing with Hilda or 'Hilda's' as they are commonly known, has been a unique fixture on London's club scene specialising in the partner dancing of Ballroom & Latin rhythms for women only. Women come to Hilda's in couples, on their own or in groups and are welcomed into a friendly, safe, relaxed space. 
Dementia and how it affects women Dementia is an issue that disproportionally affects women. The Alzheimer's Society tells us that two thirds of the people living with dementia in the UK are women and many research papers state that most family carers and those paid to care for people with dementia are also women. But what do we really know about the experiences of women affected by dementia?  
Domestic Violence - Womans Trust Helping women affected by domestic violence. Woman’s Trust is a support and mental health service for women affected by domestic violence. 
Elder Abuse We work to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults and by doing so we also protect other adults a risk of abuse.  
Fawcett Society Campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics. 
Feminist Archive Northern England (FAN) The Feminist Archive North (FAN) holds a wide variety of material relating to the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) from 1969 to the present. Topics covered by FAN include the women’s peace movement, women’s studies, women and development, and violence against women. 
Feminist Archive Southern England (FAS) The archive includes periodicals, books, pamphlets, diaries, calendars, conference papers, personal letters, photographs, stickers, postcards, drawings, posters, banners, badges, vinyl records, mini-disks, audio cassettes, video cassettes, a 16mm film, clothing, digitised audio and film and various other ephemera. 
Feminist Library The Feminist Library is a large collection of Women's Liberation Movement literature based in London. Run by a collective of volunteers, we have been supporting research, activist and community projects since 1975.  
Feminists Over Fifty Group in Sheffield We are a group of older Feminists in Sheffield, meeting for companionship, discussion and support and to explore the issues and challenges facing older women. 
  
Grey Hen Press - publishers of older women's poetry Grey Hen is a small independent press which publishes poetry by older women, concentrating in the first instance on producing themed anthologies. These showcase the particularity of women’s voices, and give less well-known poets the opportunity of having their work published alongside that of established writers. 
Hillcroft National Residential Education Charity for Women  Since its foundation in 1920 it has constantly evolved to respond to the educational needs of women. The National Residential College for Women, (which the Charity started at this time), remains the first and, still the only, College of its type in the UK even today. Based on the outskirts of London, it has remained a centre for many women to stay and study successfully. 
List of feminists from 12th Century to present day - Wikipedia This is a list of important participants in the development of feminism, originally sorted by surname within each period. It may include, for instance, earlier authors who did not self-identify as feminists but have been claimed to have furthered "feminist consciousness" by a resistance of male dominance expressed in their works. 
London Feminist Network London feminist groups  
National Pensioners' Convention (NPC) Womens' Network Latest NPC Women’s Network Exchange Newsletter 
NEW - Spare Rib Magazine free online at the British Library Wow, do you remember Spare Rib? Well if you do you can reminisce, if not, here's a brilliant opportunity to read some feminist history as it happened. Thanks so much to all at the British Library, particularly Polly and Sue O'Sullivan ex Spare Rib. 
Older lesbian network If you would like to meet other lesbians and make new friends then come along to OLN. We provide space for older lesbians to meet socially in central London for discussion, support and fun. New women are always welcome. 
Older lesbians planning for later life Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender guide covers issues related to planning for later life, from benefits and housing issues to civil partnership rights and taking care of yourself. Download the guide now to find out more. 
Older Women in Feature Films OFN member blog about ageing, ageism and films  
Ovarian Cancer Action Information, news, campaigning and fundraising for ovarian cancer 
Rape Crisis England and Wales Rape Crisis (England and Wales) provides co-ordination for the national network of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. Rape Crisis Centres provide a range of specialist services for women and girls that have been raped or experienced another form of sexual violence - whether as adults or as children. 
Rape Crisis Network Northern Ireland As the representative body for member RCCs, the RCNI role includes the development and coordination of national projects including expert data collection, supporting Rape Crisis Centres to reach best practice standards, and using our expertise to influence national policy and social change. 
Rape Crisis Scotland Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) is the national office for the rape crisis movement in Scotland. We support the work of local centres and develop new centres in areas where there are no or few specialist services.  
Reclaim the Night Since 2004, the London Feminist Network has organised an annual, national women’s Reclaim the Night march against rape and all forms of male violence against women. 
Southall Black Sisters Southall Black Sisters is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 1979 to meet the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) and minority ethnic women. 
Stop Honour Killings - IKWRO IKWRO was founded (as the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation) in 2002 by our Executive Director, Diana Nammi. Since our foundation, as testament to the success of our work and in response to the need for culturally specific support, advocacy and counselling for women from the Middle East and Afghanistan, our services have been extended to several vulnerable communities in the United Kingdom. Support for Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic and Turkish speaking women, girls and couples 
Third Age Press  Third Age Press is an independent publishing company dedicated to providing books which recognise that the period of life after full-time, gainful employment and family responsibility can be a time of fulfillment and continuing development – a time of regeneration. 
University of the Third Age (U3A)  The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!  
Woman's Trust - helping women affected by domestic violence. Woman’s Trust is a support and mental health service for women affected by domestic violence. 
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