We're calling on UK Government to level up and #MakeWomenVisible
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This week Fawcett united with more than 65 organisations tocall on the UK Government not to leave women and girls behind ([link removed][UNIQID]) as we exit lockdown.
The UK Government is focused on reopening the economy while sidelining childcare and social care infrastructure. Together as a coalition, we've made recommendations for the UK Government on the following areas:
* Prioritising care
* Safeguarding women’s incomes
* Public health and protecting women from a second wave
* Addressing the disproportionate impact on Black, Asian and ethnic minority women
* Making women safe from violence and abuse
* Disabled women and older women, and self-isolating and shielding households
* Women in prison
* Women's representation in crisis decision
📢 📢📢 Please download the briefing (PDF ([link removed][UNIQID]) format or word ([link removed][UNIQID]) format) and send it to your MP to demand action and share on social with the hashtag #MakeWomenVisible.📢📢📢
Build Back Better: Levelling the playing field for women in the regions
With the first local lockdown in Leicester, we need to look urgently at how women in the regions can be better included in the national debate.
For our next #CoronaConversations event we are joining with West Midlands Women's Voice for a timely discussion and a chance to hear directly from women on what comes next. We will feature exclusive data on the experiences of women in the West Midlands and Greater Manchester and highlight how we can encourage policymakers to act now to level up.
Sam Smethers, CEO of Fawcett, will chair the discussion with Deborah Cadman OBE, Chief Executive of West Midlands Combined Authority; Namywa, international recording artist, performer, and songwriter; Pam Smith, Chief Executive of Stockport Council, and additional speakers to be confirmed.
Date: Wednesday 15 July
Time: 18:45 - 20:00
Venue: Your home, via Zoom (you will receive the link once you book)
Accessibility: Live captioned
Please submit any questions you have for the panelists by emailing [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])
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Equal Power Workshops
Our groundbreaking three-year campaign ([link removed][UNIQID]) to get more women in all our diversity into politics at every level continues. Join the workshops, get inspired, take action.
Candid Conversations: On being an MP, and a woman, and BAME
Muslim Women's Network UK will be hosting a panel discussion with women MPs from across different political parties who are also from a BAME background. You'll be hearing from two brilliant MPs, Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham Munira Wilson MP and Naz Shah Labour MP for Bradford West.
8th July - sign up here ([link removed][UNIQID])
Exploring Your Political Pathway for BAME women
In this session The Parliament Project will help you explore ways to become more politically active and demystify the process of standing to be an MP or councillor. Connect with other BAME women also wanting to make a difference and get into politics.
20th July - sign up here ([link removed][UNIQID])
In solidarity and determination,
The Fawcett Society Team
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