Happy International Women’s Day!
IWD is a time to celebrate the achievements of women and a time to reflect on and evaluate the work that still needs to be done to achieve equality. As you already know, these are some of the core values of GIHE. We champion women & non-binary folk who make the music that we love daily!
So, this IWD, we’re asking everyone to continue supporting the artists that we promote on GIHE and to take a look at some of the incredible organisations who work tirelessly to make local music scenes and the wider music industry a safer, more enjoyable place for women to create their art. We’ve also included links to some UK based charities who stand up for women’s rights too.
If you need an IWD Playlist, feel free to visit our Spotify – there’s plenty of good music waiting to get in your ears there!
“A London-based festival created by an for punx of colour.” Visit their website
First Timers Fest
A DIY music festival encouraging people to pick up instruments for the first time and learn how to play in a low pressure, friendly environment. Visit their website
Girls Rock London
A charity based in Hackney who focus on increasing access to music for young and adult women, trans and non-binary people. Visit their website
London-based promoter “putting women on stage and turning up the volume!” Visit their website
Organisation fighting against sexual assault at live music events. Visit their website
Safe Gigs 4 Women
“An initiative established by regular gig goers with the aim of creating a safer environment for women at gigs. Visit their website
OMNII Sound Collective
A London-based collective ” aiming to inspire women, trans and non-binary sound enthusiasts to operate in all aspects of audio production.” Visit their website
Music Production For Women
“A global movement, community and online education platform which aims to encourage and empower women who are taking their first steps into music production.” Visit their website
Ladies Music Pub
A London-based community open to all women, non-binary and gender variant people in music. Visit their website
A “community of womxn connecting and coming together with a shared mission: to take on inequality within the music industry.” Visit their website
“An inclusive platform supporting Women in Tech. WITCiH is an online and real world platform for research, creation, performance and networking.” Visit their website
Content Is Queen
A “podcasting agency and community that’s been amplifying minority voices since day dot.” Visit their website
The Log Books
An award-winning podcast telling the untold stories from Britain’s LGBTQ+ History. Founded by fellow GIHE babe Tash Walker. Listen here
We Wear Black
A podcast that focuses on what it’s like for women & non-binary people living an alternative lifestyle, talking about everything from “sex, racism and gigs to Myspace and emo fashion.” Listen here
Girls Twiddling Knobs
A podcast “for female identifying musicians eager to start self-recording their music” hosted by Isobel Anderson. They’re launching their third series on 24th March 2022, featuring interviews with Gazelle Twin, Jessica Paz and Emily Nash. Listen here
UK based charity “taking direct action for domestic violence services.” Visit their website
“A growing community of UK feminists whose mission is to interrupt all forms of gender injustice.” Visit their website