History of Manchester Feminist Network

Formed in April 2010

Monthly meetings ever since and have been attending demos, running campaigns and spreading positive feminist ideals throughout Manchester.

In October 2010 MFN attended the Million Women Rise Manchester March, organised by an MFN founding member, Louise.


As well as frequent socials, the group has held discussions on

  • sexualisation of children
  • women in sport,
  • growing up as a woman
  • beauty contests
  • women in the media


December saw the first MFN organised action; covering up sexist and degrading magazines in WHSmiths


We have screened and held a discussion on the Demand Change film about prostitution, attending Reclaim The Night and Mothers Against Violence demos, had talks from Wast (Women Asylum Seekers Together).

Other activities are flyer designing, banner making, blogging and stealth stickering.

In March we ran our first external workshop at 100 years 100 voices, Manchester’s International Women’s day Celebration at the Town Hall.

Manchester Feminist Network are hosting Women Up North on 7th May 2011, we hope to see you there!