Rosa hosted our first briefing session on Wednesday 1st May generously hosted by Brunswick LLP. We were joined by women’s organisations, funders and friends of Rosa to share knowledge and experience of front-line work with girls and young women tackling the media representation of women.
The aim of Rosa’s briefing sessions are:
- to provide an opportunity for organisations working in a particular area to connect with funders or potential funders interested in their specialism;
- to provide current and potential funders with the opportunity to find out more about the subject;
- to hold events where an “ask” is not made, to create an equal playing field and a space for open dialogue and sharing of ideas and experience.
We were pleased to be joined by our current grantees Anybody UK, Object, EVAW and Imkaan who discussed their current work around body image and the issues being faced by the organisations. The concerns of funders were also voiced. Both organisations and funders were able to fill gaps in their knowledge and created a space for communication and the sharing of experience.
We were delighted to receive excellent feedback from attendees who felt that the session was interesting, informative, and allowed for some useful discussion.
Following on from the event we have compiled a document of keys ‘asks’ from women’s organisations who presented. You can find these ‘asks’ below:
At Rosa we are now reflecting on the issues raised at the session. We are considering how best we can respond and support the excellent work being undertaken to challenge the negative messages being sent to women about their bodies via the media.
We would like to thank everyone who took part. We found it a very valuable exercise for Rosa to undertake. More information on Rosa’s next briefing session will be coming soon. Keep a look out!
You can find pictures of the session on our Facebook page