In 2012, the End Violence Against Women coalition published a poll showing the extent of women's fear of travelling on London Transport. RMT issued a press release, including a quote from Janine, which you can read here.
Violence Against Women
Launch of the first LOUD WOMEN album (which includes Janine's poem 'Real Rape'), raising money for Women's Aid
Janine performs poetry alongside female-led bands including Argonaut, Bugeye, DeuxFurieuses, GUTTFULL, Little Fists, Madame So, Nervous Twitch, ThePotentials and more TBA
London: venue to be confirmed
Amongst other things, we will be looking at the results of our Violence Against Women Transport Workers survey, and preparing for our four-yearly conference in Barcelona in 2017.
Tuesday 25 November 2014 was the annual, international Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. RMT women held an event in London with speakers including a Kurdish campaigner, Unison women's committee chair, the International Transport Workers' Federation and the RMT National President. Around fifty people attended the event, and I was elased to be able to contribute by performing three of my poems on the theme of violence against women.
I will be performing poetry at this event, which will take place at the P21 Gallery on Chalton Street, London NW1.
More details to follow.
A brief comment prompted by the verdict in the trial of Oscar Pistorius for killing Reeva Steenkamp:
I've been trying to glean
What the court might mean
By 'culpable homicide'
I now understand -
You were a bit out of hand
And someone or other died