Category Archives: Violence Against Women and Girls

Can you help make Reclaim the Night 2015 a success?

Reclaim the Night is a women-led event fighting for the right of all women to be out on the street and in public spaces without fear or threat of violence. Last year women in Coventry organised the first Reclaim the … Continue reading

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THE PRICE OF HONOUR: Exploring the Issues of Sexual Violence within South Asian Communities in Coventry

**TRIGGER WARNING** In February of this year, Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) conducted a research project aimed at understanding the discrepancy between the help South Asian women and girls were asking them for within community settings in Coventry, and … Continue reading

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Trojan Horse: Ofsted & the media fall short on gender

By Coventry Women’s Voices member, Kindy Sandhu – Originally published at Feminist Times. Following the ‘Trojan Horse’ allegations of an Islamic extremist plot in British schools, the press has failed to focus on the fact that Ofsted inspections in fact unearthed findings … Continue reading

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Bea Campbell – ‘The End of Equality’

Join Coventry Women’s Voices  &  Coventry University for a free talk with  leading  feminist, Beatrix Campbell about her new book ‘The End of Equality’. The event will take place on 19th June 2014 at 5.30 pm, Jaguar Building, Gosford Street, … 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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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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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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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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Survey reveals scope of sexual harassment of women in Coventry

  For more information contact Mary-Ann Stephenson of Coventry Women’s Voices on 07957 338582 or email maryann@maryannstephenson.co.uk Launch event: Monday 4 March 2013, 10 am. Herbert Gallery, Jordan Well, Coventry Nearly 40% of women who responded to a survey about … Continue reading

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