Jess Hurd

Photographer
Posts Tagged ‘women’

Women’s March on Washington

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Election Door Stepping

Carol and Linda talking politics on their doorstep. Carol was going to vote UKIP, but couldn't be bothered. General Election. Tower Hamlets. East London. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Carol and Linda talking politics on their doorstep. Carol was going to vote UKIP, but couldn’t be bothered. General Election. Tower Hamlets. East London.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

E15 Mothers

 

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The Focus E15 Mothers are a group of vulnerable young mums who were threatened with eviction and rehousing outside London by Newham Council.

They won their fight to be rehoused, albeit in sub standard, overpriced, private London accommodation and are now are fighting for the issue of social housing versus gentrification.

The women and their supporters have occupied a small block of abandoned flats on the Carpenters Lane estate. It is shadowed by the Stratford Olympic site and glitzy glass blocks, that tower out of the rent reach of the original local population.

People seem very happy with the new residents, who have breathed life back into the boarded up houses. The mood was pretty jubilant, despite defeat in the court the Mothers campaign will see the opening up of up to 40 previously abandoned houses.

See my Guardian commissioned piece here:

The Focus E15 protests – in pictures | Cities | The Guardian

See Jason N. Parkinson’s Guardian video here:

London’s housing crisis: the story of the Focus E15 mums – video

 

UK Feminista

Suffragette actresses and actors at a UK Feminista rally and lobby of Parliament, campaigning for gender equality. London.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

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Images available to licence from www.reportdigital.co.uk

 

 

 

Martyrs Day – Tahrir Square

Protesters gather in Tahrir Square for Martyrs Day to pay respect for those who were killed by the police in the protests against the military junta. Women were out in large numbers after sexual assaults on women journalists were reported. Cairo, Egypt.

See images from Martyrs Day images here

See other images from the uprising here

Images are available from www.reportdigital.co.uk

 

SlutWalk

SlutWalk London. Women and men march through London against rape and violence towards women.

The protests began in January 2011 when a representative of the Toronto police stated to students: “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized

See web gallery here

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk