The Cardiff Sisters of Solidarity are a community group which aims to support and facilitate a variety of campaigns, services and agendas to advance equality for all women.
Our focus is on:-
- Unity – Promotion of unity via the Arts (film nights, open mic and workshops).
- Community – Community engagement & supporting other grass roots organisations.
- Inclusivity – Creating an inclusive agenda and promoting intersectional feminism via activism & pressure groups).
We taking an intersectional feminist approach, and working towards a strategic philanthropist function.
Our core aims are to:
- Advance equality for all women in Cardiff and beyond.
- Support and assist local community groups with shared interests in their endeavours.
- Tackle the effects of austerity on women.
- Maximise the potential of our organisations beneficiaries and volunteers.
- Achieve tangible results for the work we do.
- Share our findings and progress with our affiliates and key stakeholder groups.
- Strengthen community links and improve employment opportunities.
Our Track Record
An estimated 2.6 million people joined the Women’s March around the world on 21st January 2017 with many activists from different causes joining to support and show solidarity to the feminist cause.
In just two weeks, CSOS formed to organise three separate events including:
- A banner making workshop, attracting over 50 attendees.
- A Mass Demonstration attracting approximately 1000 protesters.
- A Post-March Party which included free entertainment of music and spoken word, food prepared and served by women in the local community and an Open Forum Section (Why I March) which featured speakers from the Muslim Council for Wales and Cardiff University. There were approximately 150 attendees.
For International Women’s Day, a similar trilogy events was organised, including a Be Bold for Change March and A Carnival of Resistance.