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2017 Sisters of Frida AGM

Notes from the AGM

The event, held at the Blackfriars Settlemnt, started at 12.00 pm with lunch and networking and meeting started at 1.00 pm.

 

  1. Welcome & Introductions

 

The meeting began with housekeeping and introductions, and confirmation of photo consent from those attending.

 

  1. Achievements of the past year:

 

Disabled Women’s Voices From the Front Line July 2016

Women of the World (WOW) Festival, Southbank 2016 & 2017

Disability and Sexuality Workshops

Other achievements listed but not discussed in detail included:

A Women’s Feminist Salon at Oxford University with Eleanor and Zara discussing intersectionality at that event.

Spoke at

Fawcett Society annual conference(Eleanor)

Green Party Conference (attended by Sarah)

Global Disabled Women’s training on UN Instruments (attended by Eleanor in Geneva)

A Conference in Germany around UN Law on CRPD (attended by Sarah)

Plan UK Festival for Girls (training given by Fleur and Eleanor)

A project lead by the Women’s Resource Centre  on disadvantaged women’s  (Sophie and Eleanor) also videos on-line.

A United Nations Commission on Status of Women, New York attended by Eleanor, Lucia and Michelle Baharier from Sisters of Frida, also lead a side event.

Women Speak Out an event at the Women’s Resource Centre.

  • Sisters of Frida in Three Years’ Time

Lani introduced a group exercise to understand where people would like Sisters of Frida to be in 3 years’ time.  Everyone present assembled into groups of 3 – 4, with each group aiming to achieve 1 – 5 newspaper headlines that described their aspirations for the organisation.

  • Strategy Road Map

Lani introduced an activity evaluation table giving an overview of areas of work, and current and recent projects.  The table was a starting point to assess what has been done in the last year and help Sisters of Frida to plan for the next 3 years.

Each of the 3 groups above took a section of the table to work through.

 

group of 9 women, 4 are wheelchair users. There is a male child of mixed heritage. here are 2 East Asians and 2 black women. one woman had both her hands out in an embracing gesture

group photo at the end of the AGM

other photos from the AGM are on the flickr.

 

 

 

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