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Angela Towers is a feminist campaigner and researcher. A member of the No More Page 3 team since 2012 and co-founder of Woman Up!, an organisation charged with running women-led events exploring the issue of Womanhood in the 21st Century.
Angela’s research focuses primarily on how activists use the power of social media to create real-world change, and how online spaces have become the new form of consciousness raising within the feminist movement.
Emily Hammond joined It’s Not Justice in the hopes of helping to open up the conversation on the failings of the justice system in helping people who have experienced sexual violence. This is an issue that Emily has found more and more common in recent years and being a part of It’s Not Justice is a way for her to help tackle this problem.
Emily is currently on her gap year before going to university to study History. In her spare time she writes poetry and travels.
Eva O’Flynn is studying English Literature at Cambridge University. She has spent her student life organising feminist and political events, plays and speakers. She is now Women’s Officer of Homerton College for 2016-7 and is interested in theatre and its power for discussion and influence. She has been part of the No More Page 3 campaign as well as #PassItOn, a campaign which raised awareness about abuse and consent in young people’s relationships. Issues of abuse and assault have been central to her work, and challenging the way in which institutions (whether it be the government or a university) respond to these issues is very important to her.
Jo is an illustrator, community artist and feminist campaigner. She is a member of feminist orgs AnyBody UK, No More Page 3 and Co-founded NMP3’s new project ‘Sexist News’. She believes firmly in using her skills to tell unheard stories and demonstrate arguments for equality in a visual way to attract attention and start debate. She recently illustrated Laura Bates’ new Everyday Sexism Project book ‘Girl Up’ which made her realise that where possible, she wants to work to help push for change.
She says “‘It’s not justice’ is an extremely important project and I’m very proud to be part of it. Abusers benefit from a culture in which abused women are isolated by shame and fear. Having a voice and a supportive community is radical and necessary.”
Lily Rosengard is a 20 year old intersectional feminist and 2015-16 Women’s Officer at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, where she is a finalist studying Philosophy and Religious Studies. She has experience campaigning as part of the #PassItOn Campaign. She has also run sexual ️consent workshops at Cambridge, has formed and ensured that sexual harassment policies are in place in her college, hosts and facilitates weekly educational feminist discussion groups, as well as campaigning for LBGT+ rights within her college and beyond.
Lily is proud to be a part of such an important campaign as ‘It’s Not Justice’ because she knows that something needs to be done to help women and non-binary people when their voices are unable to be heard elsewhere or have been refused to have been heard through the systematic ingrained sexism of the judicial system at times.
Pavan Amara founded It’s Not Justice to give people a platform to voice their experiences of the court system and police after reporting sexual, domestic or honour based violence. She began campaigning against sexual violence in 2015, after founding My Body Back Project, which provides specialist health services for women who have experienced sexual violence. It’s Not Justice is so important to her, because she knows from personal experience how difficult it is to report sexual violence and how vulnerable the justice system can make people feel. She hopes that this campaign will help those struggling through that system to know they are supported and not alone, and that the collective voices coming together through this project can act as a real vehicle for change.
Sophie has just completed a law degree at UCL. Throughout university she learnt about how the courts and the police deal with different types of violence which led her to write a dissertation on how the legal position of women is still vastly outdated and in need of reform. She feels it is so important to bring change to the way sexual violence is viewed and handled by the law and society as a whole, and believes It’s Not Justice can bring about real change.
Yas Necati joined It’s Not Justice because she believes the justice system is failing. She knows from personal experience how stressful and unhelpful it can be to report sexual assault to the police, and she wants to help improve the experience, particularly for minorities and those with mental illnesses, who are treated most unfairly.
Before It’s Not Justice, she campaigned for No More Page 3, and for better Sex and Relationships education in the UK. She blogs about LGBTQ+ and feminist issues, and edits for the US-based activist organisation Powered By Girl. When she’s not campaigning she likes to climb trees and spend time with her cat.