NUS women’s campaign toolkit on the cuts

 

From the NUS women’scampaign:
‎1. Fighting the government’s reforms and cuts

Government reforms and cuts are hitting women hard. Early figures from UCAS show that higher fees are dissuading more women than men from going to university. In further education the Government has proposed to cut ‘Care to Learn’ which helps support young parents with childcare costs whilst they study. Over 99% of young people receiving Care to Learn are women. On top of this, cuts to local authority budgets are seeing vital local services such as Sure Start centres being cut. This of course is in addition to the fact that unemployment is rising quicker among women than men as the Government cuts back on the public sector.

We need to resist these cuts and so we have decided to create a detailed toolkit for students unions which will be ready for Women’s Conference 13-15 March 2012. It will include detail on the impact of Government reforms and cuts on women but also practical recommendations and tips on how to campaign against these reforms and cuts within your institution, locally but also at a national level.

We need your voice!
We want you to shape the toolkit. We want you to tell us:

• How are the Government’s reforms/cuts affecting you or how do you think they will?

• What do you want to see in the toolkit? For example what tips/tools would be helpful in terms of campaigning, influencing securing support and so on.

• We also want to include real life case studies of women talking about how the cuts will affect them. If you have a story to tell get in touch!

Please send your responses to women@nus.org.uk by Friday January 6th.

 · Comment · 20 December at 02:09 · 

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