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What are the parties offering women at the 2017 Election? 

9 May 17

Come and question the candidates at our hustings meeting: Coventry Women’s Voices Hustings  Tuesday 16 May, 7-9pm Committee room 3, Council House The meeting is free but please email CoventryWomen@gmail.

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In or out of Europe: what does it mean for women? 

7 Jun 16

Coventry Women’s Voices, Coventry Women’s Networking Group (WNG) and Coventry Feminists invite you to: Date and time: Tuesday 21 st June 2016, 7pm – 9pm Venue: Coventry Council House – Diamond Rooms 1 2 Earl Street, Coventry CV1 5RR The …

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Community and Resistance Seminar Series 

24 Oct 14

Centre for Communities and Social Justice (CCSJ) and Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network Black History Month Thursday 30 th October   12.30 -2.30pm Frederick Lanchester Building, Room 209 Let’s talk about Black Men  In the UK there is a rich …

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Benefit sanctions make it harder for Coventry people to find work: new report finds 

12 Oct 14

MEDIA RELEASE – 13/10/2014 For immediate release For more information please contact Daksha Piparia 02476 252019 or Janet Gurney on 02476 253174 Benefit sanctions make it harder for Coventry people to find work: new report finds Benefit sanctions …

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Can you help make Reclaim the Night 2015 a success? 

29 Sep 14

Reclaim the Night is a women-led event fighting for the right of all women to be out on the street and in public spaces without fear or threat of violence.

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Strengthening links between academia, statutory agencies and the third sector: A half day workshop for those who believe in collaboration and co-operation across the social policy spectrum. 

9 Sep 14

You are invited to a free half day event to bring together voluntary and statutory organisations from Coventry with academics from the University of Warwick and Coventry University to discuss ways in which we might work more closely together, build …

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THE PRICE OF HONOUR: Exploring the Issues of Sexual Violence within South Asian Communities in Coventry 

3 Sep 14

**TRIGGER WARNING** In February of this year, Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) conducted a research project aimed at understanding the discrepancy between the help South Asian women and girls were asking them for within community …

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Coventry Family Information Service 

10 Aug 14

Coventry Family Information Service is a Government initiative that works under Section 12 of the Children Act 2006, ‘Duty to Provide Information’.

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Trojan Horse: Ofsted & the media fall short on gender 

7 Jul 14

By Coventry Women’s Voices member, Kindy Sandhu – Originally published at Feminist Times.

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Bea Campbell – ‘The End of Equality’ 

22 May 14

Join Coventry Women’s Voices    Coventry University for a free talk with  leading  feminist, Beatrix Campbell about her new book ‘The End of Equality’.

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Focus group for women who have had their benefits sanctioned – Monday 7 April 11.30-1.00, Coventry Citizen’s Advice Bureau 

27 Mar 14

Coventry Women’s Voices are helping Fawcett Society organise a focus group for women who have had their benefits sanctioned in Coventry, which will feed into Fawcett’s Independent Inquiry into the impact of benefit reform on women.

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Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate Coventry women Reclaimed the Night! 

8 Mar 14

On Saturday 1st March 2014 over 100 women took part in the first Reclaim the Night march in Coventry City centre for 30 years.

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Women’s History Project 

6 Mar 14

Coventry Women’s Voices member and founder of Coventry Feminists, Naomi Wilcox, is currently working on a new online women’s history project which aims to highlight the stories of incredible women from history.

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Impact of Austerity: Questionnaire 

4 Mar 14

Kirsty Hirons, a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Warwick is currently undertaking research into the effects of the current austerity measures upon women in Coventry.

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Coventry Reclaim the Night – media release – Saturday 1st March 2014 

23 Feb 14

Sunday 23rd February 2014 – For Immediate Release MEDIA RELEASE  For more information contact Mary-Ann Stephenson 07957 338582 or email maryann@maryannstephenson.

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CEMAP – Coventry Community Voice Project 

17 Feb 14

Coventry Ethnic Minority Action Partnership is currently working on a project looking at engaging members of the community to become more active citizens.

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Layers of Inequality – the impact of public spending cuts on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women 

5 Feb 14

Unite and Coventry Women’s Voices invite you to: Layers of Inequality – the impact of public spending cuts on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women Wednesday 5 March 2014 at 1-3 pm Committee Room 16, House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A …

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Reclaim The Night – Coventry 

24 Jan 14

Women’s and feminist groups Coventry (including Coventry Women’s Voices) are organising Coventry’s first Reclaim the Night event in over 30 years on March 1st and we need your help! Reclaim the Night will be an event for women to …

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Support Coventry Womens Voices – Can you help? 

23 Jan 14

Over the last three years Coventry Women’s Voices have worked hard on a number of key issues affecting women in Coventry with impacts for women nationally.

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Voluntary and Community Sector Excellence Awards a huge success 

8 Dec 13

Voluntary Action Coventry (VAC) hosted its 56 th  AGM on 20 th  November 2013 with an awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate the good work of voluntary and community groups in Coventry.

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Coventry families left penniless after benefits stopped: Uncovering the impact of benefit sanctions in Coventry 

7 Dec 13

Thousands of families in Coventry over the last year were left without any income after their benefits were sanctioned (stopped or reduced) according to advice agencies working in Coventry.

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Coventry Women’s Voice’s “Kindy” talks spending cuts on BBC WM Chatback 

11 Nov 13

Coventry Womens Voices member and lead author of the report “ Layers of Inequality: A human rights and equality impact assessment of the public spending cuts on BAME women in Coventry”  , Kalwinder Sandhu (or better known as Kindy by Coventry …

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9 Nov 13

** TRIGGER WARNING** Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre ( CRASAC ) and Coventry City Council have produced a very powerful new video called #Rape is Rape in Any Language.

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Rape is Rape in any language 

30 Oct 13

*Trigger Warning* Coventry City Council and Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC), supported by West Midlands Police are launching a ground-breaking project in Coventry; focusing on survivor’s needs and the education of others in order to …

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Are the spending cuts disproportionately impacting on women in the BME community? 

11 Oct 13

Author: Kalwinder Sandhu (CWV Board Member) Listening to Malala Yousafzai  on the radio, I was struck by a number of things.

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Commission on Older Women Interim Report September 2013 

2 Oct 13

On Saturday 28th September the interim report on the commission on Older women was launched and “Your Britain” are welcoming comment.

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Women at the Cutting Edge 

15 Aug 13

Inspired by ‘Unravelling Equality’ and the TUC Toolkit for demonstrating the impact of the cuts on women’s lives, Liz James and Jackie Patiniotis from the School of Humanities and Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University, conducted a …

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Disabled women in Geneva for the 55th session of CEDAW questioning UK government on women’s rights 

16 Jul 13

” It is essential that disabled women are represented in processes like CEDAW reporting as too often our experience as disabled women is invisible, this is an opportunity to change this and show how the cuts and legal changes are affecting us…

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Layers of Inequality Launched 

8 Jul 13

Coventry Women’s Voices, together with the Centre for Human Rights in Practice , Coventry Ethnic Minority Action Partnership and Foleshill Women’s Training has launched our new report, Layers of Inequality : a human rights and equality …

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Unemployment up by 74% among Minority Ethnic women in Coventry: New report uncovers cost of cuts 

3 Jul 13

Not to be used until 00.01hrs, Monday 8 July 2013 For more information contact Kindy Sandhu 07921 904212/ 024 77677994or email kindy_sandhu@yahoo.

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PCC Commissioning Consultation 2013 

23 May 13

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner wants to know how to spend his money across the region and is consulting on commissioning delivery mechanisms.

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REPORT LAUNCH – Layers of Inequality: A Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessment of the Public Spending Cuts on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women in Coventry 

22 May 13

Coventry Women’s Voices, Coventry Ethnic Minority Action Partnership, Foleshill Women’s Training and the Centre for Human Rights in Practice, School of Law, University of Warwick invite you to the launch of   Layers of Inequality: A Human Rights…

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24 Apr 13

Women’s unemployment risen to 25 year high whilst men’s has decreased   –        Government’s plans for growth are leaving women behind: 60 per cent of ‘new’ private sector jobs have gone to men;   –        Failure to take …

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The Merseyside model – to make all crimes against people in prostitution/sex workers hate crimes – must be made UK wide! 

29 Mar 13

**Guest Blog from Author and Charity and Human Rights Campaigner –  Ruth Jacobs**   From “Hate Crime, Harm Reduction Social Inclusion: Addressing Violence Against Sex Workers in Merseyside” by Shelly Stoops (ISVA) Armistead Street Project, …

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Coventry Women’s Voices away day 9.30 – 12.30 am – Saturday 11 May, Kahawa Café, 163 New Union Street, Coventry 

22 Mar 13

What should Coventry Women’s Voices be working on in 2013 and beyond? How do we build our organisation? You may have been an active member of Coventry Women’s Voices since we started, you may have joined our mailing list but never made any events…

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An everyday occurrence?: women and street harassment 

13 Mar 13

Have you been affected by street harassment? Are you concerned about how safe women feel in Coventry? Come and join a discussion about our experiences of street harassment, how it makes us feel and what can be done about it.

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Survey reveals scope of sexual harassment of women in Coventry 

27 Feb 13

Launch event: Monday 4 March 2013, 10 am.

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Coventry University’s ‘Women and Social Justice’ Series 

18 Feb 13

The first seminar in Coventry University’s ‘Women and Social Justice’ Series, is taking place on Thursday 21st February at 12.00 midday-2.00 pm in Jaguar Building (Refreshments Lunch Included).

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An Everyday Occurrence: women and street harassment 

14 Feb 13

Coventry Women’s Voices and Coventry University invite you to: An Everyday Occurrence: women and street harassment Monday 4 March 2013 Herbert Art Gallery, Learning Space 2, Jordan Well, Coventry 9.30 registration 10am – 1.30pm To mark International Women’s Day   Coventry Women’s Voices …

2012 in review 

25 Jan 13

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“In the Booth with Ruth” – How one activist is raising awareness of Human-trafficking. 

24 Jan 13

Did you know this month is Human Trafficking Awareness Month ? Human Trafficking Awareness Month is a month dedicated to raising awareness of the global, mass, illegal movement, abuse and exploitation of people (an estimated 27 million globally).

New ESOL classes for women in Foleshill 

16 Jan 13

Do you want to learn English? Do you have childcare needs? Looking for FREE courses? Foleshill Women’s Training Centre’s  new ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes run on Thursday Friday mornings and are free (subject to an eligibility check).

Fight the Council Cuts 

14 Jan 13

Public Sector trade unions in the city representing city council workers are launching a campaign against the enormous cuts to our public services that will be voted on in the Council meeting next month.

Poorest mothers hit hardest by 1% cap on up-rating working age 

8 Jan 13

The UK Women’s Budget Group today releases analysis by Howard Reed, Landman Economics, showing how different family types are affected by the measures in the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill, which has its second reading tomorrow, January 8th.

Midlands Women’s Aid needs donations to cover local government cuts to Support Provision 

21 Dec 12

Midlands Women’s Aid, Charity no 1055578, is a specialist Domestic Abuse provider.


20 Dec 12

Angry about what’s happening to benefits, jobs, pensions, many of our services, rights, and our NHS? What can we do about it? Chair: Lisa Dando Director Brighton Women’s Centre Speakers: Caroline Lucas MP Olufemi Hughes formed Community Dialogue for Change in 2006.

Christmas Caroling for CRASAC 

10 Dec 12

This Christmas Coventry Feminists and friends will be Caroling for Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre ( CRASAC )!  Please volunteer to join our unruly gang of feminist carolers and raise some vital funds for this awesome charity! Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre provides a confidential …

Autumn Financial Statement – Uncaring and Unequal 

5 Dec 12

The Women’s Budget Group , an organisation dedicated to promoting gender equality, have released their initial response to the Autumn Financial Statement.