Crossroads Women’s Centre in Kentish Town is a disability-accessible, multi-racial community resource.  We bring together women from different ages, backgrounds and communities to share experiences, learn from and support each other.  

We provide a place of safety and a diversity of self-help services and activities in one place where women are encouraged and can find solutions to problems, even the most difficult – our motto is something can always be done. Men ready to work with women in a mutually supportive way are welcome.

We support mothers and other carers on whom families and communities depend most to get through the worst of times. Visitors from every age and social background comment on how warm and welcoming the Centre is, and the spirit of co-operation that prevails.

Current News & events

Find out about the monthly Self-help meetings:

All African Women's Group open to all asylum seekers.

Disabled Mother's Rights

Support Not Separation for mothers facing forced separation from their children

WinVisible for women visible and invisible disabilities

Alll groups at the Centre can be found here.



Training seminar: the Substantive Interview -- a Practical Guide for Vulnerable Individuals

See the powerpoint slides for this fantastic seminar, held 4 June 2024. at Crossroads Women’s Centre [link].  It provides useful tips and practical advice for people seeking asylum, their representatives and supporters ahead of their substantive asylum interview, with a particular focus on the situation of survivors of rape and other gender-based violence. This was part of Migrants Organise and Solidarity Knows No Borders Training Series – more info here.


CROSSROADS film showing at Mayday Rooms

Our film about the Crossroads Women Centre, The Story of Six Buildings, was shown on 23 May 2024 as one of two films at an Archival film night: Taking Space, Making Space! 1970s feminist spatial interventions and radical placemaking in London and NYC” which highlighted the squatted formation of women’s centres.  Two women from the Centre, a veteran and a newer volunteer, participated in a packed meeting at the Mayday Rooms for the Q&A.

Climate change: learning from women farmers in Andhra Pradesh, India:

Thursday 20 July 2023, 6-8pm, Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Rd, London NW3 3HA

What we saw when we visited the women’s self-help groups transforming their communities with natural farming ALL WELCOME.

More information here.



Launch of the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Charter

At Crossroads Women's Centre Wed 12 July 2023   1- 3pm. Official launch of the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Charter — see here. Disabled mothers speak out and launch our Charter of Rights:

  • Disabled women are not unfit mothers.
  • End discrimination by social services and the family courts.
  • Our legal rights – and our children’s – must be implemented!
  • For more information - see here.
  • Report in Camden New Journal, 27 July.

 



Make Kentish Town tube step-free:

Our needs are not “too expensive”! We all need a lift! Don’t let us down!

On Friday 23 June, women from the Crossroads Women’s Centre including pensioners and wheelchair users, mums and babies, members of WinVisible (women with visible and invisible disabilities) joined with Inclusion London and other groups the protest co-ordinated by  Camden Disability Action at Kentish Town tube. We are calling for a lift to be installed as part of the planned refurbishment. Transport for London have refused a lift as “too expensive”! This is unacceptable. A lift is essential for disabled and older people, mums/carers with buggies, and more …

No stations near our Women’s Centre have wheelchair access, and the north-bound Kentish Town bus stop is closed while flats are built. People are determined to protest until we win the lift - #KentishTownStepFree.

Hear heartfelt chants.  Sign the petition here



Eleanor Rathbone: the Mother of Child Benefit, an oral history project:

Click here to read the publication!

 

50 Years Old...

The first six years of the Women's Centre are featured in the newly launched archives of the Wages for Housework Campaign which celebrates its golden anniversary last year. 

The archives can be viewed here at the Bishopsgate Institute.



Teach-in Tuesday 9 January

The women’s centre welcomed 40 women and men to this exciting teach-in with Swati Renduchintala and Meerabi Chunduru. They were inspired by learning in depth how the women’s self-help groups in Andhra Pradesh started, their way of organising and how they are transforming agriculture from chemical to natural farming.  See video for more information.

 

12 March Event : International Women’s Week event at the Crossroads Women’s Centre

Public meeting & livestream
Tues 12 March 2024, 12-2pm

Every year thousands of children are separated from their mothers by
sexist and racist immigration laws or family courts – causing heartache and
lifelong trauma. See here for more details.

And this is the link for the livestreaming of the below event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7wbQk1lqLU