Category Archives: Spending Cuts

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Older women in Coventry hit hard by cuts – 74% rise in unemployment in four years

Media Release Embargoed until 00.01 hrs. Thursday 19 July 2012 For more information contact: Mary-Ann Stephenson 07957 338582 or maryann@maryannstephenson.co.uk James Harrison 07961 839752 or J.Harrison.3@warwick.ac.uk  The health of older women in Coventry is being threatened by the combined impact … Continue reading

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Getting off lightly or feeling the pinch?

Getting off lightly or feeling the pinch? A Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessment of the Public Spending Cuts on Women in Coventry Thursday 19 July 2012, 9.30 am – 11.00 am Herbert Gallery, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP download … Continue reading

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Women and the Cuts; Coventry Trades Council meeting – 17 May

Women and the Cuts: A toolkit for campaigners Coventry Trades Council are organising a public meeting on Women and the Cuts Thursday 17th May 8pm, Koco, Spon End, Coventry  CV1 3JQ Mary-Ann Stephenson will be speaking from Coventry Women’s Voices … Continue reading

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