Category Archives: Human Rights

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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REPORT LAUNCH – Layers of Inequality: A Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessment of the Public Spending Cuts on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women in Coventry

Coventry Women’s Voices, Coventry Ethnic Minority Action Partnership, Foleshill Women’s Training and the Centre for Human Rights in Practice, School of Law, University of Warwick invite you to the launch of  Layers of Inequality: A Human Rights and Equality Impact … Continue reading

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The Merseyside model – to make all crimes against people in prostitution/sex workers hate crimes – must be made UK wide!

Guest Blog from Author and Charity and Human Rights Campaigner – Ruth Jacobs **Trigger Warning**  From “Hate Crime, Harm Reduction & Social Inclusion: Addressing Violence Against Sex Workers in Merseyside” by Shelly Stoops (ISVA) Armistead Street Project, Liverpool CHT. http://www.ihra.net/files/2010/08/31/1009.pdf “These very … Continue reading

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In the Booth with Ruth – Nicole Rowe, Feminist, Anti-Sex Trade Activist and Co-Founder of Nordic Model Advocates (NorMAs) (Reblogged)

Yesterday, Coventry Women’s Voices blogged about the fantastic work of, Ruth Jacobs, writer and campaigner, who, throughout the month, has conducted interviews with a variety of campaigners, survivors and exited prostituted women for Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Today we will … Continue reading

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“In the Booth with Ruth” – How one activist is raising awareness of Human-trafficking.

Did you know this month is Human Trafficking Awareness Month ? Human Trafficking Awareness Month is a month dedicated to raising awareness of the global, mass, illegal movement, abuse and exploitation of people (an estimated 27 million globally).   This is … Continue reading

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Autumn Financial Statement – Uncaring and Unequal

The Women’s Budget Group, an organisation dedicated to promoting gender equality, have released their initial response to the Autumn Financial Statement. You can read the press release below: “Today’s announcement offers nothing for women striving and working hard to take care … Continue reading

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Calm down dear and leave it to the smart people in Whitehall

Author: Mary-Ann Stephenson David Cameron made a speech earlier this week where he said he was ‘calling time’ on Equality Impact Assessments and that where ‘these issues had been considered’ there was now no need to do an EIA. Cameron’s … Continue reading

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Coventry Women’s Voices Meeting with Police and Crime Commisioners Questions for the candidates

On 31st October 2012 Coventry Women’s Voices organised a Women’s Question Time meeting with all the candidates to be Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands. We asked women to submit questions in advance via email, twitter and Facebook. … Continue reading

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Coventry Women’s Voices welcomes SARC decision

Coventry Women’s Voices has welcomed the unanimous commitment by all candidates to be Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands that they would reverse the current police policy on referrals to the Coventry SARC. At the moment West Midlands … Continue reading

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Women’s Health Women’s Voices

FWT in partnership with Coventry Women’s Voices are hosting a conference on 8th November 2012 to update women’s groups and organisations in Coventry on the current restructuring of health and care services. We are running this women only event to … Continue reading

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