She Votes: Women’s Hustings

Chaired by CEO, Vandna Gohil on the 24th April, Nottingham Women's Aid welcomed candidates standing to be East Midlands Mayor and Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to their hustings. Ahead of the event, NWA published their Women's Manifesto detailing their asks for the newly elected Mayor and PCC on the areas over which they have influence. NWA also asked the candidates questions ranging from how they would hold the police to account to ensuring safer streets for women.

Read about how the hustings went

The Women's Manifesto

Believe Ambassador training  - Supporting mums at risk of child removal

Ready to make a profound impact on vulnerable mothers and children? Join the Believe Project by Motherwell Cheshire, supporting mothers at risk of child removal.

Key achievements so far:

  • 16 children prevented from entering care
  • 7 children de-escalated from Child Protection Plans
  • 11 children returned home from care

The University of Chester also conducted an independent evaluation of the support model here.

Expand the impact of the Believe project by becoming an Ambassador. The next hybrid training is on 10th July. Cost: £350; however, payment plans are available. The cost includes all resources and regular updates.

For more details, visit here.

Ready to support mothers and establish your income stream? Contact Motherwell Cheshire to enroll.

Family Court Crisis Secures Support from Liberty

WRC member and Family Court Crisis co-founder Nataly Anderson has been a member of the Policy Council of leading human rights NGO Liberty since 2023. 
At the Liberty AGM held on 11th May 2024, Nataly succeeded in securing the support of the membership of Liberty to put private family law proceedings onto the policy programme for Liberty in the coming 5 years.
Although the Executive Committee of Liberty expressed reservations, citing resource and expertise constraints,  the membership felt that this issue deserved to take priority.
Nataly will offer to work with Liberty on a voluntary basis, will do her best to secure urgent support and to bring in pro bono professional expertise where possible. If any WRC members would like to support this,  please email Nataly.

Empower Her: Free Sports and Fitness Sessions for Deaf Women

Deaf Ethnic Women's Association (DEWA) has partnered with Sportsworks and Sports England to launch 'Empower Her', a project supporting deaf women with weekly sports and fitness sessions including team-base activities. The sessions are held every Thursday during term-time from 10 am to 12 pm at Ramsay Scout Centre in London (N7 9FU).

Sessions are free and facilitated by a deaf sports coach and sports professional. All deaf women are welcome. 

Email DEWA for more information or text 07597704472.

"This is Us D.E.A.F" Research Project

DEWA has received a grant from the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) for a research project, "This is Us D.E.A.F".

The project will highlight the experiences of deaf children, deaf young people and their families from ethnic minority backgrounds in the UK. The research will focus on their access to specialist services, particularly in early years, and the long-term effects.

If you would like to participate, you must:

  • Be a parent or guardian with ethnic minority heritage (Asian, African, Eastern European)
  • Have a deaf child aged between 0 - 12 years
  • Live in the UK

Email DEWA or text 07597704472 for more information.

Upcoming Workshops on Health and Wellbeing

DEWA recently held a successful workshop on 'Healthy Eating and Mental Health' in BSL within a women-only space. More workshops like this are planned for the future.

If you are a Brent resident aged 18-30, we have workshops on physical and mental health and wellbeing just for you.

Stay updated on upcoming workshops by following us on social media:

  • Instagram: DEWA_UK
  • Facebook: DEWA (Deaf Ethnic Women's Association)
  • X (Twitter): DEWA_UK
  • TikTok: UK_YDW

Exercise for All

Asian Community Concern is offering classes from £3 per session every Tuesday starting at 10 am - 11 am

Location: Community Room - Tesco Extra, Bulls Bridge Industrial Estate, Hayes Road, Southall, UB2 5LN

For more information, call 07825575849 or email Philomina Noel.

Bristol Women's Voice Campaign for a Caring Economy

Bristol Women's Voice (BWV) has been successfully campaigning for a more caring economy in Bristol. Leading an alliance of 10 organisations, they meet fortnightly to review and progress the campaign, representing the diverse communities of Bristol.

Recent achievements:

  • Gathered over 400 petition signatures
  • Painted a 20 m outdoor wall with the slogan "Who cares? We care. Value care! Invest in the caring economy" with local community members and councillors
  • Received regular press coverage from local media
  • Ran community events to connect and mobilize those affected by the lack of a caring economy

BWV are in regular conversation with the West of England Combined Authority, who have committed to reviewing and embedding the childcare asks of their manifesto.

With a new council coming into power, BWV will engage with the new councillors to uphold the council’s commitment in January 2024 when passing the Caring Economy Golden Motion. Additionally, they will begin engaging with employers to implement HR policies and practices that value care.

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    Join Unfold 2024: "Her Voice Matters" Conference!

    Join the Women of Grace UK's Unfold 2024 Conference: "Her Voice Matters" on June 26th! This empowering and inspiring event will feature engaging discussions, uplifting talks, and a celebration of women's unique voices.

    Don't miss out on the early bird offer, available until June 12th. Secure your spot now, as places are limited.

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