Welcome to the CUSU Women's Campaign
The Women's Campaign supports and represents all women and non-binary students at Cambridge. We work to eliminate all forms of discrimination faced by women in the University, at an institutional, social and cultural level. We strive for an inclusive campaign; all those who self-define as women, including (if they wish) those with gender identities which include 'woman', and those who feel that they experience misogynistic oppression, are members. We have a diverse membership; we are made up of women and non-binary people from different ethnic, religious and class backgrounds, trans women, queer, bisexual and lesbian women, disabled women and women who are student parents. We try to make the university a safer, happier and more welcoming place for all.
The work of the campaign is co-ordinated by the full-time CUSU Women's Officer (for 2015 - 16, this is Charlie Chorley) and supported by JCR and MCR women's officers in the colleges. We are the main representative body for women in the University, as well as an autonomous campaigning body which provides a wide variety of services, resources and events for women in Cambridge. Decisions are made at our fortnightly Women's Forum, which is open to all self-defining women and non-binary people, and should be regularly attended by your college women's officer. Forum is a space for discussing different projects or plans, for deciding on our campaign ideas, supporting each other and enabling change throughout the university. The Women's Campaign also has a committee composed of three campaigns managers who facilitate the working groups for each of the priority campaigns, which are chosen by Forum each year, as well representational officers: BME, LGBT+, Trans, Disabled, International and Graduate Women's.
We'd love to hear from you, so please do get in touch! Also check out our (non-exhaustive, and constantly updateable) feminist dictionary here to familiarise yourself with some of the language we use, and get involved on the Facebook Discussion Group.
Love and solidarity.