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Women Speak Out | Shirley
 
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Meet Shirley, who campaigns against women's state pension inequality. She believes we will never have true equality until we have gender parity in parliament. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out | Elaine
 
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Meet Elaine, a woman whose family has been affected by the lack of affordable housing - particularly social housing. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Dr. Akima Thomas - Sector Conversation
 
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Sector Conversations is a new initiative by Women's Resource Centre and the Ascent project. The aim of the conversation is to raise awareness about the different organisations involved in the project and about current topics and issues facing the sector. This month we interviewed Dr. Akima Thomas, Clinical Director of Women and Girls Network (WGN), about their work to end Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) using a feminist trauma-informed approach.
Why Women?
 
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Learn about four of WRC's member organisations - Latin America Women's Rights Service, Sisters of Frida, WAITS, and Wish - and how women's organisations provide vital support for women across England. This film was created by Chocolate Films (https://www.chocolatevideoproduction.co.uk/) for WRC and was funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation's Grants Plus scheme.
Benefits and Challenges of Partnership Working in the North East
 
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Working in partnership allows women’s organisations and services to support one another, sharing resources and expertise to engage more effectively with the commissioning process. Here, women involved in WRC-facilitated partnerships in the North East discuss the benefits of working in partnership for them and their organisations, as well as the challenges that they face along the way. The regional partnerships, like those in the North East, are part of the Women’s Commissioning Support Unit 3 year pilot project, which is funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and headed by the WRC. The project aims to develop the strategic and delivery capacity of the women’s voluntary sector by establishing regional partnerships of women’s organisations in Greater Manchester, the North East, Cambridgeshire, and the West Midlands.
Women Speak Out: Thrive Teesside Group Chat
 
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Thrive Teesside is an organisation based in Stockton in the North East of England which ultimately aims to lower the gap between the rich and the poor. They provide direct support for people living in poverty, and hope to empower marginalised and socially and financially excluded communities with the knowledge and tools to be able to take action for themselves. Thrive believe that the most effective way to do this is to fully engage with and listen to the experiences and ideas of those living in poverty. In October 2017 Thrive will launch the Stockton Poverty Truth Commission which will provide a platform for members of low income communities to directly challenge and work with Stockton’s leaders and policymakers to tackle poverty. Learn more about Thrive here: http://www.thrive-teesside.org.uk/
Respect - Sector Conversation
 
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Sector Conversations is a new initiative by Women's Resource Centre and the Ascent project. The aim of the conversation is to raise awareness about the different organisations involved in the project and about current topics and issues facing the sector. This month we interviewed Sara Kirkpatrick, Services and Development Manager at Respect. Respect are involved in two strands of the Ascent project - Domestic and Sexual Violence Helplines and Support Services to Organisations. You can find out more about Respect's work on their website, respect.uk.net.
What is 'inclusive capitalism'?
 
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In the wake of the financial crisis, conversation is growing around 'inclusive capitalism' and how this could look. We want to break down this idea, making sure that 'inclusive' isn't just a buzz word with little meaning. Inclusive for who? And how can we achieve inclusivity? These are the questions we must all be asking our decision makers.
Why men don't belong in the women's movement
 
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This week we are focusing on a scandal on Twitter of male misogynists creating fake Twitter accounts to set up smear campaigns against black feminists. We are using this to discuss our position; "Why men don't belong n the women's movement"
WCSU National Evaluation Event - Dame Vera Baird
 
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In 2017 the four regional partnerships of the WCSU project came together at a National Evaluation event. Here, Dame Vera Baird discusses the importance of working in partnership to support women vulnerable to VAWG.
Vivienne Hayes - Sector Conversation
 
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Sector Conversations is a new initiative by Women's Resource Centre and the Ascent project. The aim of the conversation is to raise awareness about the different organisations involved in the project and about current topics and issues facing the sector. This month we interviewed Vivienne Hayes, CEO of the Women's Resource Centre, about the Domestic Abuse Bill. You can contribute evidence to the consultation here - https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/domestic-abuse-bill-consultation
Hull Women Leaders of Social Change
 
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This is a video brought to you by the Hull cohort of the Women's Leadership for Social Change programme. This programme has been developed and delivered by Women's Resource Centre in 2018/2019, funded by the Women's Vote Centenary Fund.
ASCENT - in conversation with Yasmin
 
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Yasmin Rehman, London VAWG Consortium Coordinator at Women's Resource Centre, talks about the challenges of the women's sector, the importance of the Consortium, and how the Consortium can support the women's sector.
Women Speak Out | Elvira (subtitled)
 
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Meet Elvira, a domestic worker from the Philippines. She was abused by her employer in Qatar, and brought to the UK where the abuse continued. Elvira wants the UK government to address human rights for domestic workers, and to ratify ILO Convention 189 for Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Pay Back the Tampon Tax Petition
 
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Vivienne Hayes, the CEO of Women's Resource Centre, urge you to sign our petition for the UK Government to Pay Back the Tampon Tax to women's charities.
We don't want equality!
 
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This week we are making the bold statement that we don't want equality. The fact is that equality is taking too long to come to fruition, and the term is being co-opted to mean "treat everyone exactly the same". It doesn't take into account that some people have a had start by virtue of their sex, race or class. Instead, we want to talk about equity - a more substantive approach that seeks to redress the imbalance through temporary special measures.
Privatisation: critique or collusion?
 
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This week, we are tackling an issue of privatisation of voluntary services. We believe that a strong and autonomous voluntary sector is part of a civil society that provides one of the checks and balances of power to hold the Government to account. This is why privatisation is more than a question of "efficiency" or "competition" - instead it is a dangerous agenda that silences dissenting voices. As the voluntary sector is weakened, we are ever more reliant upon scraps of Government funding, and many organisations are opting to align themselves with the Governments' agenda. Consequently, the truths of poverty and inequality are not being spoken; this is why privatisation is so important to us all as citizens... and it's why you MUST watch and share our video!
Women Speak Out | Ellen
 
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Meet Ellen, here she talks about the tied visa system and how this affects her life as a migrant domestic worker. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out: Elsie and Zawadi
 
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Elsie and Zawadi are both survivors of sexual violence. In this video they discuss their journeys and difficulties with the process of healing after experiencing sexual violence.
Women Speak Out | Elvira
 
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Meet Elvira, a domestic worker from the Philippines. She was abused by her employer in Qatar, and brought to the UK where the abuse continued. Elvira wants the UK government address human rights for domestic workers, and to ratify ILO Convention 189 for Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out | Nadia
 
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Meet Nadia, who is a survivor of sexual violence and suffers from mental health issues. Nadia wants the stigma around sexual violence to end and sees education on sex, relationships and gender as key to tackling it. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out meets Spires | Why do you like women only spaces?
 
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Women Speak Out and Spires have teamed up together to share why women only spaces are a necessary and important part of many women's lives. Spires is a south London based organisation that works to improve the lives of homeless and disadvantaged people. Women Speak Out is an initiative from the Women's Resource Centre to provide a platform for women facing adversity and marginalisation to share their stories and have their voices heard in the hopes of inspiring change. http://www.spires.org.uk/ https://womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk/
Sector conversation with AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)
 
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In this Sector Conversation, we're meeting Karen and Lucy from AVA - one of the Ascent Support Services to Organisations partners. Karen and Lucy are discussing the relationship and collaborations between local authorities and the women sector.
Women Speak Out | Megan
 
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Meet Megan, she is a survivor of rape and she talks about the critical importance of women's services for survivors. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion. www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk
Women Speak Out | Kerri
 
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Meet Kerri, a young woman who was affected by unemployment and received insufficient support from the government. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out | Mehala
 
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Meet Mehala, a campaigner and survivor of domestic violence who petitioned Bristol Council about the lack of social housing which causes women to stay in safe houses far longer than they should. This limits women's ability to do things such as vote, and to move on and rebuild their lives. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out | Maria
 
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Meet Maria, a domestic worker from the Philippines. She was trafficked into the UK by her employer and was constantly abused by them. Maria wants the UK government to ratify ILO Convention 189 for Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out | Goranka
 
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Meet Goranka, a woman who has experienced divorce, and representing herself in family courts. She is vocal about the lack of legal aid. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out | Alexandra
 
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Meet Alexandra, she is a survivor of domestic violence and has had to pay thousands in legal fees to try to get justice because she couldn't access legal aid. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out | Andrea
 
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Meet Andrea, she was brought to the UK from South Africa as a child and is now facing major obstacles with her immigration status. Andrea believes the UK government's current immigration system perpetuates cycles of abuse and vulnerability for young women and needs to be challenged and changed. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out | Tarnya
 
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Meet Tarnya, a survivor of childhood neglect and domestic violence, she has been let down by the system numerous times. She asks those who are suffering, to break the silence and tell someone what they're going through. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out |  Ntombi
 
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Meet Ntombi, she is a survivor of human trafficking, homelessness and incarceration. She wants the Government to #ShutDownYarlsWood. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Rights of Women - Sector Conversation
 
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Sector Conversations is a new initiative by Women's Resource Centre and the Ascent project. The aim of the conversation is to raise awareness about the different organisations involved in the project and about current topics and issues facing the sector. This month, we met with Rights of Women Director Estelle du Boulay. Estelle talks about Rights of Women, what they do and how they are involved in the Ascent project. She also explains the Equality Act 2010 and the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). For more information about Rights of Women: www.rightsofwomen.org.uk For more information about Women's Resource Centre, the Ascent project, and/or Sector Conversations, please visit www.wrc.org.uk or email [email protected] Music: https://www.bensound.com
Neither justice nor value for money
 
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This week we are discussing the recent findings of the National Audit Office with regards to cuts to Legal Aid. The report shows that the reforms have not delivered value for money for the taxpayer, but have put additional strain on a range of services. With people unable to access justice, and the taxpayer not receiving value for money, it is hard to see how this is anything but a lose/lose scenario for anyone but the Treasury. You can read the report here: http://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Implementing-reforms-to-civil-legal-aid1.pdf and for more about the impact upon women who are survivors of violence, click here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/10/women-die-legal-aid-rules-domestic-violence-victims
Women Speak Out | Mena
 
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Meet Mena, who has experienced discrimination based on her race and her sex. She talks about her experiences and some possible solutions. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Institutional abuse cover up? Wake up and smell the patriarchy!
 
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Recent allegations of a child abuse cover-up within Westminster in the 1980's are shocking but not altogether surprising. The string of arrests, accusations, convictions and cover-ups seems to be never ending at present. It is importance that the conversations about this scandal are not individualised, but examine the root cause based in hierarchical systems of patriarchal power.
Women Speak Out | Nyisha
 
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Meet Nyisha, she has been a young carer for her mother who has mental health needs for about 10 years. She is speaking out about the lack of mental health support for young carers in the UK and the stigma around mental health in black communities. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out:Tracey Video 2
 
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In this video Tracey talks about her personal experiences of poverty and inequality. She speaks out about how it has affected her life and driven her need to fight injustice and to be positive role model to her children and grandchildren
A Fair Deal for Women
 
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11 organisations are asking politicians to do something about the gap between men and women. Our research shows that Government policies over the last 10 years have made the situation worse. We have developed 7 asks as solutions to the problems women face. Please go to our website: fairdealforwomen.com READ the asks, SIGN up to pledge your support, and SHARE with your friends!
Women Speak Out | Arabella
 
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Meet Arabella, here she talks about the importance of a compulsory PSHE programme (Personal, Social and Health Education) in schools to help boys and girls develop healthy sexual relationships. She feels that the lack of comprehensive education contributes to rape culture, unhealthy relationships, and violence against women. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Crossing Boundaries - London Borough Surgery ASCENT
 
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Highlights from the London Borough Surgeries. London Borough Surgeries are presented as part of the Ascent project, which is a programme undertaken by the London VAWG Consortium. The theme of the Surgeries were 'Crossing Boundaries and the its impact on women and and the women's sector'. The events facilitated a lot of interesting and fascinating conversations and discussions that we hope will extend well beyond the days.
Thought Leadership Thursday: violence is violence (?)
 
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Last week a video went viral that sought to equate female-on-male violence with male-on-female violence. In the first of our Thought Leadership Thursday videos, we respond explaining why the two are in no way comparable
Women Speak Out | Sophie
 
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Meet Sophie, in this video she talks about the importance of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) which the UK government has now ended. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out | Shirley (short subtitled 2)
 
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Meet Shirley, who campaigns against women's state pension inequality. She believes we will never have true equality until we have gender parity in parliament. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
WCSU North East Partnership
 
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As part of the Women's Commissioning Support Unit, WRC facilitated a partnership of women's organisations in the North East. The Women First Partnership (https://www.facebook.com/WomenFirstPart1/) is a partnership of 21 women's organisations that engage with women and girls facing multiple barriers arising from issues such as discrimination, domestic violence, poverty and poor health. In this video, members of the partnership, and other organisations working in the area, discuss the importance of partnership working to small, particularly BME women's organisations. This video was filmed by Gennie Allcott (https://www.pennyworthproductions.co.uk/gennie).
Women Speak Out:Tracey Video 1
 
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Tracey works for Thrive Teesside and speaks out about the rising inequality and poverty in Stockton. She highlights the difficulty of getting their voices heard and a national level and th need for Local Authorise and National Government need to tackle the real issues facing people in the North East through investment and creation of employment opportunities
Women Speak Out | Jane
 
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Meet Jane, a domestic worker whose employer abused her. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out | Jenny
 
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Meet Jenny, a woman who was made a carer at a very young age. She wants the government to help young people like her by providing more help through the education system. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out | Shirley  (short subtitled 1)
 
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Meet Shirley, who campaigns against women's state pension inequality. She believes we will never have true equality until we have gender parity in parliament. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.
Women Speak Out | Nadia (subtitled)
 
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Meet Nadia, who is a survivor of sexual violence and suffers from mental health issues. Nadia wants the stigma around sexual violence to end and sees education on sex, relationships and gender as key to tackling it. Follow our campaign, Women Speak Out at www.womenspeakout.wrc.org.uk to learn more about women who've experienced inequality like this and join the discussion.