Louise Burfitt-Dons

Activist, writer, blogger

Louise Burfitt-Dons (née Byres; born October 22, 1953) is an English writer, humanitarian and global warming campaigner who is best known for her anti-bullying activism as the founder of the charity Act Against Bullying.

Louise Burfitt-Dons in 2011


  • AAB actively campaigns to reduce aggression and counter bullying by creating peaceful campaigns such as Cyberkind.
    • Taken from campaign speech at House of Lords (November 11 2009)
  • Everyone wants to be around her because she's always the one at the discos and at the centre of things.
    • "The Bully," Act Against Bullying 2002
  • If you want to be in with a gang then you have to go along with hiding people's things.
    • "They Hide Things," Act Against Bullying 2002
  • The style of kindness has changed.
    • Speech to World Kindness Movement (November 2007)
  • Bullying behaviour can be communicated via text, mobile phones, internet, social networking sites, forums. But we can't limit it because these messages are then reinforced by television which glamorises yelling, swearing and vulgar behaviour as the way to walk the red carpet of acceptance.
    • Speech, Tackling Bullying Conference, London (2008-02-27)
  • More than a billion women around the world want to emulate western women’s lifestyles and are rapidly acquiring the material ability to do so. It is therefore vital that in our leadership we display some reserve and responsibility in our spending so that the world’s finite resources will be available for our children, their children and their children’s children.
    • Speech on the Hot Women Campaign at UK Aware (April 2008)
  • Global warming causing climate change may be the ultimate issue that unites us all.
    • Speech, Institute of Physics, London (June 2008)
  • Tribalism has become trendy.
    • Speech on effects of tribalism on youth crime
  • With all the clever brains in America it would be great to see more investment and focus on this essential research!
    • Video message sent to Joe Biden in response to his suggestions for green jobs (2009)
  • Women are more powerful than they think. A mother’s warmth is the essence of motivation. If we could liquefy the encouragement, care and compassion we deliver to our children it would surely fill an expanse greater than the Pacific.
    • Speech to Women's Institute, 2007
  • Her iron will won international respect. Her unabashed femininity gained women’s. Margaret Thatcher was a lady’s lady.
    • Speech to CWCC, London (April 2013)
  • There is equality in the office but not on the street
    • Louise Burfitt-Dons from a speech about women and sexual exploitation at Wilson Room, Portcullis House, Westminster, 11th June 2013.
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