Have your voice heard by registering to vote!

A general election has been called for 12th December 2019, which means it’s important to check that you’re registered to vote. A huge 9.1 million women didn’t vote in the 2010 General Election, so we need to rally our sisters and make sure we’re all able to vote in the next election!

Useful info about registering to vote

You only have to register once, but will need to re-register if you have changed your address, name or nationality since you first registered. In order to vote in this general election you must be registered by at least Monday 25 November.

How to register 

The easiest way to register is online. It takes around 5 minutes: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

You will need your National Insurance number, which can find on your payslips or official letters about tax, pensions or benefits.

There are also printed registration forms in Welcome Space at the Women’s Centre. If you would like help registering vote, please ask for Katie at our reception and she will support you and ensure your form is sent to Electoral Services.

Why is it important for women to register?

• Less than ½ women think the party leaders understand their day-to-day lives

• Only 22.5% of MPs are women despite making up 52% of the UK population

• Women aged 18-24 are the least likely group to vote

• The number of ‘missing’ female voters has risen by 78% since 1992

Who can vote in the general election?

You must be

  • Be 18 or over on the day of the election.
  • Be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen.
  • Be resident at an address in the UK (or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years).
  • Not be legally excluded from voting.


Feminist Activism – Dates for your diary!

We have a jam – packed few weeks of feminist activism, workshops and a protest. Here are some dates for your diary:

Greenham Common Women Exhibition at Nottingham Women’s Centre: Tuesday 15th Oct, 12pm – 5pm

Greenham Common Women are touring UK with a pop-up exhibition and we’re delighted to announce they’re coming to Nottingham Women’s Centre between 12pm – 5pm on Tuesday 15th October.

The exhibition will showcase original photographs, archival materials, soundscapes created by artists based on oral testimonies and some wonderful Greenham music. All set in a Greenham-inspired tent, this exhibition really allows you to get an intimate look at the sights and sounds of the camp, gives voice to these radical women and asks you what change you want to see in the world.

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Power to the Women, Activism and Campaigning workshop: Tuesday 15th Oct, 5pm – 7pm

The Greenham Common Women exhibition will also coincide with the final ‘Power to the Women’ Activism and Campaigning workshop, which will take place on 5pm – 7pm on 15th Oct. There will be a panel of activists, space for discussion and an action. Just turn up!

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Misogyny Hate Crime Rush Hour Action: Thursday 17th Oct, 5pm – 6pm

National Hate Crime Awareness Week is an annual campaign to challenge prejudice and hate crime. This year, we’re inviting women to take to the streets with us to raise awareness of Nottingham’s ground-breaking Misogyny Hate Crime policy and how to report!

Join us between 5pm – 6pm on Thurs 17th Oct to hand out awareness raising flyers to the good people of Notts at tram stops, bus stops and the Market Square.

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Reclaim the Night March: Saturday 9th Nov, 6.30pm – 10pm

Join us for a night of feminism, friendship and fun at the annual Reclaim the Night feminist march! Hundreds of women will be reclaiming the streets and marching against gendered violence. Expect samba band, glitter and banners galore!

Meet us at Sneinton Market from 6.30pm, heading off at 7pm. We will march through Hockley, around Market Square and have a rally at Trinity Square. The after party will be at Nottingham Women’s Centre from 8.30pm with live performances, open mic and hot food for donations!

If you would like to join the team of stewards – please attend the stewards training on 1st Nov. More info here.

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Any questions? Please email katie@nottinghamwomenscentre.com

Hope we see you soon!