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Lack of funding hinders ending violence against women & girls

News

Lack of funding hinders ending violence against women & girls

27th November 2014

Research by international women's rights organisation Womankind Worldwide has found a shortfall in funding women's rights organisations working on the ground to end violence against women and …

Refuge Christmas Appeal

Features

Refuge Christmas Appeal

26th November 2014

For the past few years, Funny Women has been proud to support the charity Refuge, it is in fact our Charity of the Year. We’d like to take a quick serious moment to remind you of their Christmas…

SUPPORTING WOMEN'S CAUSES

While Funny Women continues to provide a unique platform for women to extend their comedic and creative boundaries, we also aim to raise awareness and funds for a variety of causes that directly affect women.

We like to work with organisations that represent all aspects of women’s wellbeing – 'laughing about life to help and heal women' - and empowering them to make a difference - 'helping women find their voice'.

Through our events, Funny Women has raised heaps of awareness and over £200,000 for the following charities during the last 11 years:

2003 Bristol Cancer Help Centre, now Penny Brohn Cancer Care

2004 YWCA, Jo’s Trust, V-Day

2005 YWCA , Jo’s Trust, V-Day

2006 YWCA, Jo’s Trust, V-Day, Ovarian cancer action

2007 V-Day, ActionAid, Ovarian cancer action

2008 V-Day, ActionAid, Ovarian cancer action

2009 ActionAid, V-Day:Tender

2010 V-Day:Tender, UK Feminista, OBJECT

2010 OBJECT, challenging 'sex object' culture

2011 Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, The Victoria Foundation, RISE 

2012 Women's Aid, The Victoria Foundation, RISE

2013 Refuge, Coppafeel, The Victoria Foundation, RISE

 

In 2014 we are proud to be partnering Refuge as our charity of the year for the Funny Women Awards, for the second year running.

Feeling Funny Being Human

Improv

Feeling Funny Being Human

21st November 2014

What can humour tell us about being human? To what extent is humour a feature of being human? Do we learn to be humorous or is it something we are born with? Can computers create humour? Do animal…