Lynne Franks
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Activism and Campaigning

 

Activism and Campaigning

Lynne cares very deeply on many subjects that affect the plight of all beings and the planet itself. She has been a campaigning activist for most of her life, demonstrating as a teenager and young woman against the Vietnam War, nuclear weapons and women’s rights. She has continued to consistently use her voice and influence to speak out to help eradicate sexual violence and abuse to women and children, including FGM; destruction of the environment and cruelty to all beings.  She is dedicated to giving her professional skills and experience to support positive changes in society whenever she can. 

 

Video from 1 Billion Rising, Trafalgar Square, 2014

In Beijing at the UN Conference for Women, 1995, with the Sacred Flame of the Goddess, sent by the Brigidine Sisters, with the Irish singer Noirin Ni Rianin

Lynne rising at the House of Commons 

Refugee women at What Women Want, South Bank 1995

Lynne at the 1 Billion Rising Press Launch with Eve Ensler, Thandie Newton, Monique Wilson, Stella Creasy MP, Baroness Helena Kennedy, Jude Kelly and supporters

Lynne with fracking activist Vanessa Vine, pledging solidarity with Standing Rock at Susses anti-fracking camp

Refugee women at What Women Want, South Bank 1995

Refugee women at What Women Want, South Bank 1995

Lynne organises the Press Conference of a Hundred Years of Sexual Violence Against Women of the DRC, at the Royal Albert Hall 2009. With Eve Ensler, Sandi Toksvig, Baroness Oona King and Christine Schuler Deschryver, Director of City of Joy DRC

Lynne with V-Day Founder Eve Ensler and Baroness Helena Kennedy

Lynne with Sinead O'Connor, Chrissie Hynde, Baroness Glenys Kinnock and Sarah-Jane Morris at What Women Want

Lynne with Sinead O'Connor, Chrissie Hynde, Baroness Glenys Kinnock and Sarah-Jane Morris at What Women Want

Greenham Common Women's Protest

Lynne organises 1 Billion Rising Palma de Mallorca, with local women politicians

Lynne at the House of Commons with Congolese and British women politicians

At Greenham Common with designer Katharine Hamnett and her 'US GO HOME' slogan T-shirts, 1983

Lynne at her friend Anita Roddick's Westminster memorial

At Greenham Common with designer Katharine Hamnett and her 'US GO HOME' slogan T-shirts, 1983

Lynne at the House of Commons with Congolese and British women politicians

Lynne at the House of Commons with Congolese and British women politicians

At Greenham Common with designer Katharine Hamnett and her 'US GO HOME' slogan T-shirts, 1983