The Women Speak Out! project was a digital film project working with women who have experienced inequality, discrimination or marginalisation and who wanted to be filmed so they could tell their stories as part of a series of mini documentaries aimed at giving disadvantaged women a voice.

Our message is that women experience disadvantage in almost all areas of life, and women’s lives are getting worse across the board as they suffer most from cuts to public spending. (Some issues we are interested in/have covered: unemployment, immigration, detention of women, welfare cuts, domestic abuse, disability benefits, sexism in the workplace, maternity discrimination, racism, pension inequality, childcare costs, tax credits, carers, poverty – the list goes on).

Thrive collaborated with Women’s Resource Centre and the Women Speak Out campaign to create some videos telling the real life experiences of some of the Thrive Women.