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About coventrywomensvoices

Coventry Womens Voices is an independent group of women’s organisations, organisations working with women and individuals that have come together to ensure women’s voices are heard when policy is made in Coventry. Our mission is to “Make Women’s Voices Heard in Coventry”.

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

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. The participants need to … Continue reading

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

On Saturday 1st March 2014 over 100 women took part in the first Reclaim the Night march in Coventry City centre for 30 years.  The event was timed to coincide with International Women’s Week, an annual event, which takes plan on … Continue reading

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Women’s History Project

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. Naomi is looking for people who may wish … Continue reading

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

Sunday 23rd February 2014 – For Immediate Release MEDIA RELEASE  For more information contact Mary-Ann Stephenson 07957 338582 or email or Naomi Wilcox on 07775 601210 or email  Coventry Women Reclaim the Night – March on Saturday 1st … Continue reading

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CEMAP – Coventry Community Voice Project

Coventry Ethnic Minority Action Partnership is currently working on a project looking at engaging members of the community to become more active citizens. Today’s communities are more diverse than ever with many cultures becoming interconnected through the economy, government policies … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Reclaim The Night – Coventry

Women’s and feminist groups in 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 reclaim the … Continue reading

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Support Coventry Womens Voices – Can you help?

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.  Below is a summary of the work we have undertaken so you can see … Continue reading

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Voluntary and Community Sector Excellence Awards a huge success

Voluntary Action Coventry (VAC) hosted its 56th AGM on 20th November 2013 with an awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate the good work of voluntary and community groups in Coventry. The awards ceremony was a new approach for VAC to reward groups … Continue reading

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

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. The agencies(1) are so concerned about what is happening to people in … Continue reading

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