The Women’s Campaign supports and represents all women and non-binary students at Cambridge. We work to eliminate all forms of oppression and discrimination faced by women and non-binary people in the University at an institutional, social, and cultural level. We strive for an inclusive campaign; all those who self-define as women and non-binary people, including (if they wish) those with gender identities which include ‘woman’, transfeminine people and those who feel that they experience structural misogyny, are members. We have a diverse membership; we are made up of women and non-binary people from different race, religion, class and backgrounds. Our membership includes 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 2018-19, this is Claire Sosienski Smith, you can email her on firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 weekly 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 that’s usually 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. Have a read of our Constitution.
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.