15 days 18 hours 48 mins 2 secs

The 'Sisters Doing It For Themselves' Project will create a unique oral history archive documenting the testimonies of current and past leaders to be housed in the LSE Women's Library. It will preserve and recognise the important role they, and the sector, have played in the advancement of women's rights. The event will provide some background to the project and provides an opportunity to preview some of the archived material. 

This event will celebrate the unique women's herstories that have been recorded in the archive, which will be available to the public later in the year. It will feature photographs and audio clips from the archive, as well as short video clips from interviews with women's sector leaders conducted by London school children. 

It will also include a discussion with women involved in the project, including Joyce Kallevik, the National Director of WISH, and Naana Otoo-Oyortey, the Executive Director of FORWARD, about their journeys in activism and the women's sector as well as their involvement in the project.

Naana Otoo-Oyortey MBE is the Executive Director of FORWARD, the Foundation for Women's Health, Research and Development. FORWARD is the leading African women's rights organisation in the UK, working to end violence against women and girls. 

Joyce Kallevik is the National Director of WISH, the only user-led national charity for women's mental health working in prisons, hospitals and the community. 

The women being recorded in the project include: Pragna Patel, Lee Eggleston OBE and Sheila Coates MBE, Dr Akima Thomas OBE, Ranjit Kaur, Professor Liz Kelly, Marai Larasi MBE, Sarbjit Ganger, Naana Otoo-Oyortey MBE, Rosalind Bragg, Mary-Ann Stephenson, Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith, Joyce Kallevik, Carolina Gottardo and Vivienne Hayes MBE. 

For more information about the project, please click here or contact [email protected] 


This course is funded for women's organisations and projects in London. London attendees are given priority due to strict funder requirements. We will allow out of London participants providing there is space on the training course/event. 


This project is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund. 


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