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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”.

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

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 Women’s Voices … Continue reading

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#RapeIsRape

** 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.  The campaign has been supported by Coventry Bears Rugby League Team.   … Continue reading

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Rape is Rape in any language

*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 understand the trauma … Continue reading

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

Author: Kalwinder Sandhu (CWV Board Member) Listening to Malala Yousafzai  on the radio, I was struck by a number of things.  Firstly how eloquent and well thought out her arguments were.  This young woman has shown such courage to be … Continue reading

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Commission on Older Women Interim Report September 2013

On Saturday 28th September the interim report on the commission on Older women was launched and “Your Britain” are welcoming comment.  Have your say! This is an interim report and they will continue to gather evidence and review findings with … Continue reading

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Women at the Cutting Edge

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 piece of research … Continue reading

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

” 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 … Continue reading

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Layers of Inequality Launched

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 impact assessment of  the spending cuts … Continue reading

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

 Monday 8 July 2013 For more information contact Kindy Sandhu 07921 904212/ 024 77677994or email kindy_sandhu@yahoo.co.uk Unemployment up by 74% among Minority Ethnic women in Coventry: New report uncovers cost of cuts Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women are … Continue reading

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PCC Commissioning Consultation 2013

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. The consultation finishes on 31 May 2013. The link to the consultation survey is here: … Continue reading

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