Coventry Women’s Voices research into the impact of the spending cuts highlighted the risk that the cuts would have a serious impact on women victims and survivors of violence.
Everywoman safe – Everywhere consultation meeting with Vera Baird QC, Kate Green MP and Stella Creasy MP
Thursday 26th January. 10.30 am – 12.30 am
Coventry Citizen’s Advice Bureau – Kirby House, Little Park Street, Coventry, CV1 2JZ
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This is a meeting for agencies working on violence against women, women’s voluntary organisations, trade unions and anyone else concerned about women’s safety. Please forward the invitation to anyone you think might be interested.
Concerned about a range of issues recently raised that impact upon women’s personal safety – from disquiet about cuts to street lighting, to the local commissioning reforms that are weakening support for women survivors of violence – Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Yvette Cooper MP has recently launched the Everywoman Safe Everywhere Commission, whose overarching objective to improve women’s personal safety.
The Commission will be chaired by Vera Baird QC, the former Solicitor General who will be supported by Kate Green MP (Shadow Minister for Equalities) and Stella Creasy MP (Shadow Home Office Minister), and will report its findings publicly and make recommendations to the Labour Party’s policy making process.
The Commission will take evidence on the impact of the Government’s decisions, legislation and policies on women’s safety and consider how to protect and enhance women’s personal safety. In the context of current financial pressures, it will also consider proposals for a new Personal Safety Bill to tackle violence against women.
The Commission is keen to take evidence and testimony from the women’s sector and more information on the commission, its terms of reference and its accompanying consultation document can be found here.
Evidence, testimony, submissions and issues of concern can be emailed to the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org by 24th February 2012.