Peer group – Duty

Duty is the name of a peer group of women who have been meeting regularly for 4 years. The Duty group use materials which explore the inequalities women face in everyday life as a starting point for conversations about their own experiences of injustice and inequality.

What we did

Duty began with in person meetings but during lockdown moved online. Duty read books, listen to podcasts and undertake creative activities which provoke conversations around the everyday sexism and misogyny that all women face. Duty are concerned about young women and girls in school and reports of sexual harassment and are keen to share the resources and experience they have gained with them.

Blog- Duty on Tour

Read Stephanie's blog about our amazing meet up.

The results

Created a resource

which includes all the materials discussed

Delivered five creative workshops

including Slow Stitching and Will Writing

How we engaged with people

Duty is an important part of my growth and understanding of how we move through this world and it gives me confidence to voice my thoughts & feelings.""

Beth, Duty group member

The Duty Group has given me a safe space to work out solutions through knowledge and empathy to our shared struggles. With this guidance, I am beginning to confidently and unapologetically occupy space.""

Stephanie, Duty group member

Who was involved?

Lucy started the group and Emily took on the facilitation of the group in 2021. Lucy and Esther continue to source the materials as do all members of the group.


  • Lucy Jefferies

  • Esther Springett

  • Emily Atkinson

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