Sheffield feminist group looking for more members

A Sheffield-based intersectional feminist group have launched a membership drive to fight for more equal spaces for women and marginalised genders free from public sexual harassment.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 2:09 pm

Created by students from University of Sheffield, members of Our Bodies Our Streets (OBOS) have been dedicating themselves to tackling the problem so women across the city can feel safe.

Campaigner Kerry Lindeque said the membership drive is aimed at ensuring that new members of OBOS are from all corners of Sheffield are heard.

She said: "As a campaign created by University of Sheffield students, our membership isn't nearly as diverse as we'd like it to be and only taken from a small pool of Sheffield community members.

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OBOS campaigners Evie Hairsine (left) and Kerry Lindeque (right).

"As many of us are leaving Sheffield next academic year, we want to ensure that new members of OBOS are from all corners of Sheffield so that lived experiences from across the community are heard and acted upon.

"This has led to us launching a campaign to get people to join OBOS where we are targeting women's groups and community centers, as well as student groups from Hallam and University of Sheffield.

"We would love for our work with Sheffield City Council, local MPs, and local artists and community organisations to continue but also want to be able to effectively and authentically address the needs of all women and marginalised genders when it comes to public street harassment."

She said the group will be hosting an online Q&A session on Tuesday June 22 from 6pm to 7pm about their campaign.

To find out more, please message them via their Instagram page @ourbodiesourstreets or email them at [email protected]