Natasha (Tash) Eeles – Women Deliver
2020

Natasha (Tash) Eeles

  • Age: 27
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All young people have the right to receive an education free from the threat or experience of sexual violence. Through empowering and educating the next generation to recognize and tackle rape culture, we can create institutional change and eradicate gendered violence within schools and universities.

- Natasha (Tash) Eeles

Bio

Natasha (Tash) Eeles was born and raised in the United Kingdom. She received a Master in Science in Gender and International Relations from the University of Bristol in 2018. As Founder of Bold Voices, Tash is responsible for all aspects of the business, which include creating workshop, lecture, and resource material, selling services into schools and businesses, promoting and building a community on social media, business strategy, and managing the finances and those who volunteer for the organization.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

I grew up the daughter of an army officer surrounded by military traditions and culture and was, in many ways, blind to structural inequality. Studying an MSc in Gender and International Relations was transformational for me. During the year, I developed a gendered, feminist lens, and upon graduating, I realized my passion is supporting young people to develop this lens too.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

During the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women in 2019, we ran a campaign at Bold Voices called Educate Against Rape. We wanted to raise awareness on the lack of education that young people receive about rape culture and gendered violence, particularly before they leave school for university. During the campaign, we carried out a survey of over 150 UK university students, asking for their experiences about education and rape culture. Our campaign raised awareness and has hugely supported our key workshops and lectures that aim to prepare and empower young people to tackle rape culture within educational institutions. Other big wins include all our workshops with young people, especially hearing how our sessions change their perspectives and inspire them to make changes to support the fight for equality.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

In my spare time, I read and write, often returning to my undergraduate love for twentieth century history. I play netball for a local club twice a week and relax by cooking anything and everything and stretch out in a yoga session.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)

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Speaks On:

  • tackling rape culture within educational institutions
  • understanding structural inequality
  • gender equality in the military

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • New Entrepreneurs Foundation Fast Track Cohort (2020)
  • Feminist Leadership Course - Women's Resource Centre

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