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Books for Women 

Some must read books for the modern woman. There are 3 sections here, the first recommended reading is for things everyone should know in order to be informed in our society these books are our top choices we are sure there are others we missed or forgotten so we will be adding to them, although as we have said on the home page please feel free to let us know if you can recommend any books and we'll check them out. The second section is for books through history that have made a real difference to women.

Womens Recommended Reading

The Female Eunach is as relavant today as it has always been, written in the early 1970s it was one of the books that helped define the second wave of feminism.

Rape Crisis websites help you find your local rape crisis centre


Women's Aid provides help and campaigns for women and children who have suffered from domestic violence.​

Shelter is a national charity for housing and the homeless.

Refuge help from domestic violence

Refuge is a national charity providing support and refuge to women and children suffering domestic violence.​

help from trafficking and prostitution

Beyond the Streets works with 50 local projects across the UK directly addressing the needs of those in prostitution and trafficking.

Women in Prison supports and campaigns for women offenders and ex-offenders.​

eaves is a offers a complete package of services designed to promote recovery and independence from violence

Women's Breakout go-to body for a national network of services offering effective gender specific community alternatives to custody.​

Fiction and 

Historical Fiction

Soroptimist International (SIBGI) Highly renowned campaigners helping women in the UK and Internationally

Fawcett is a leading campaign  working to stop inequality between women and men.

The Women's Institute (WI) is the UK's largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK providing women's community support

Netmums is a resource and chat site for just about anything mum or child related.

FATIMA Women's Network is a diverse organisation, for gender equity, social, economic and environmental justice

Clean Break community women-only theatre company bringing hidden stories of women's imprisonment to a wider audience​

Womens Sport and Fitness Foundation support group promoting sport and fitness for women

UK Feminista Support and activist group for gender equality in the UK

Woman's grid - Network blogs about women's groups, women's news and vacancies


Self Help Books

Women's Resource Centre (WRC) is a charity which supports women’s organisations to be more effective and sustainable.

City Women Network A networking platform for senior professional women in the City and in the UK

National Alliance of Women's Organisations (NAWO) umbrella's  organisations and individuals concerned with equality.

British Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAWE) An association, for Women Entrepreneurs

Prowess 2.0 is for women who're starting or growing a business or social enterprise and those who support them.

Association of Women Solicitors Helps promote the potential and success women solicitors.

Medical Women's Federation Supporting the UK's largest body of women doctors.

Everywoman support group aiding women starting out or looking to progress their careers or businesses

Women in Business Wsupport group helping women starting out or looking to progress their careers or businesses

Support Women in Literature

One of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, the Women’s Prize for Fiction – previously known as the Orange Prize for Fiction – celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.

The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze known as a ‘Bessie’, created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.

The Long list is announced >

Video of  Women's Prize for Fiction Hangout


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