The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts has an active Women’s caucus. NCAFC Women is a space to network women’s groups from the student, labour, community and anti-cuts movements; share experiences and skills; discuss our feminisms; and organise our fight back as women. We welcome solidarity from men – but this is a self-organised group, with decisions taken by women, open to all self-identifying women.
The NCAFC Women’s Campaign has a committee of 9, elected at the last conference:
- Esther Townsend, University of East London
- Thais Yanez, Birkbeck
- Beth Redmond, Liverpool John Moores
- Alice Marshall, Hull University
- Ella Thorp, Newcastle University
- Hanna Moy, Edinburgh University
- Naomi Beecroft, Edinburgh University
- Alannah Mary Jane Ainslie, Aberdeen University
- Hona Luisa Cohen-Fuentes, Edinburgh University
The working class faces a devastating attack on our welfare state, jobs and public services and women will be hardest hit by the cuts. We face an attack on our:
• Jobs: women are 2/3 of the public sector workforce where the cuts will hit – this is 40% of all women workers
• Services: cuts to sexual and reproductive health services; libraries; women’s refuges; rape and domestic violence support
NCAFC also works with and within the NUS Women’s campaign to fight for its aims, and has a representative – Jade Baker – on the NUS Women’s committee.