About us


The committee meet once a month to discuss organisational matters and future development.


We also have working groups that meet to plan, strategise, and organise projects and events.


Women's Voice Officers and Trustees


 shiva1 Shiva Serati - Chair and Trustee

Shiva Serati founded Women's Voice in 2006. Shiva's aim is to bring women's global issues to local attention through events such as International Women's Day and by organising workshops where women can come together to explore all aspects of their lives through creative and discussion workshops on many topics from violence against women through to discovery equality and diversity.

 Gill Knight Gill Knight - Vice Chair

Gill has been a member of the WV committee since 2009. A long overriding passion for her is the empowerment of women not only to enrich for their lives but also to strengthen our communities. Also as a peace activist nationally and internationally, she has a particular interest in the plight of the Palestinians. Her previous employment includes teaching at Hastings College and account management in the computer industry.

 Agatha Coffey Agatha Coffey - Secretary and Trustee

Agatha Coffey has been involved with Women’s Voice for two years.  She is a retired Mental Health Social Worker and worked in both the Statutory and Voluntary sector for many years.  Agatha has been a feminist since the 1970’s and is committed to working for women’s rights.  Agatha hopes that the work she contributes will make a difference to people’s lives. Her other interests are singing, growing food and art.

Ann Kramer

Ann Kramer Trustee

Ann Kramer has been a member of Women’s Voice since 2010. An author and historian, she has a particular interest in women’s history and has for many years been committed to challenging sexism and improving the rights of women.



Women's Voice Committee Members



Lyudmila Andreeva Georgieva

Lyudmila is a qualified teacher of Bulgarian language and literature, and taught in Bulgaria for over thirty years. She is also the author of two acclaimed published volumes of poetry. Lyudmila now lives permanently in Hastings and volunteers with Links, Chapel Park Community Centre and Friends International, amongst other community projects. Lyudmila is part of the Eastern European Community of Hastings and St. Leonards.





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