The Future Is Feminist

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“A feminist is a person who believes in the power of a woman just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else” – Zendaya

About the campaign

The Future Is Feminist is a two-week campaign running from 7th-18th June. It was created for TheSprout in collaboration with young people part of the Young Creators from Cardiff Youth service.

The idea of The Future Is Feminist campaign stemmed from conversations with young people during the disappearance and murder of Sarah Everard in March 2021. In the wake of these events, there was lots of attention on social media and in the news about women’s safety. Questions such as ‘why was she walking around alone at night?’ and ‘what was she wearing?’ were thrown around to try to make sense of the terrible events that were unravelling before us. Comments such as these are problematic, to say the least.

From this, young people across Cardiff joined together to discuss important related issues such as women’s rights, empowerment, safety, and equality. The group worked together to create content for a campaign – The Future is Feminist, to raise awareness of the issues still facing women today and campaign for change!

What can I expect from the campaign?

To keep up to date with the content, visit TheSprout every day and  follow our social media channels on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to be reminded of new content. If you’d like to be part of the conversation, use the #FeministFuture hashtag and reshare the content from the campaign.

Here’s what you can expect to see throughout the campaign:

Who can I talk to about issues affecting women?

This campaign may include some sensitive topics about women’s rights and safety. Here’s some useful contact information for services that you can access for any of the topics covered within this campaign:

  • Meic – Meic is an advocacy, information and advice helpline for children and young people in Wales. You can contact Meic via phone, text or instant message on their website from 8AM – Midnight, 365 days a year.
  • Live Fear Free – If you, a family member a friend, or someone you are concerned about  has experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence, you can contact the Live Fear Free Helpline 24 hours a day 7 days a week, for free advice and support or to talk through your options.
  • Galop – Galop is the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline.
  • Safer Wales – Safer Wales is an independent charity whose mission is to support, protect and empower groups of people who are often invisible in society.

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Funding Partners

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