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Action Areas


Our 4 Action Areas
These 4 Action Areas are the focus for BPW UK's lobbying activity during 2013-14. They also dovetail well with existing programmes being run by our colleague organisations within 6-O.

Equal Pay


This year's Equal Pay Day coincides with International Women's Day on 8 March 2018 and members are planning events in their local areas.  These include asking cafes and restaurants to either charge men 20% more than women for the same items or give men 20% less on their plates/in their glasses.  Alternatively, find good quality red handbags (red to show the deficit in women's wages) and ask local businesses to donate free gifts of pens, lipsticks, mirrors etc to put in the handbags and then take them to the Job Centre for presentation to women seeking jobs...  A very visual demonstration of support for women entering the workplace...

 


Women in Public Life


recent report by Counting Women In says: "women make up only 22.5% of MPs; 12.3% of council leaders (in England); and 17.4% of the cabinet. Only a third of public appointments are female, as are 15.6% of high court judges and 5% of editors of national daily newspapers".

Women aren't represented fully in public life, so the decisions affecting us don't fully reflect our needs. But we fully intend to get there, with your help.

Want to do something about it?

 


Mother's Union and 38 degrees campaign together to end Violence Against Women and Girls


 

  Campaign to stop Violence against  Women and Girls, in partnership with 38 degrees

Click on the links to read and study the documents and the details.Then register your vote.

http://www.mothersunion.org/sites/default/files/files/CMS%20briefing%20June%202016.pdf

http://www.mothersunion.org/end-child-maintenance-cost-vawg-survivors

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-charging-survivors-of-domestic-abuse-the-collection-fee-for-child-maintenance


BPW UK HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE WORKING GROUP


 

Launching the new Health and Social Care Working Group. To join read through the terms of reference and then contact Ann

To join, read through the terms of reference and  contact Ann Wiseall at the HQ address below.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE WORKING GROUP.pdf


Action Area- Ending Violence against Women and Girls


For the latest update from the interest group and  a call to move to an Action group; read the following 

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS.pdf

VAWG Strategy 2016-2020.pdf


Violence Against Women and Girls and Health and Social Care Action Group


A Faculty of Public Health Publication

 

Update on the latest details by clicking the link:

Role of public health in the prevention of violence -2016.pdf


Update from NICE, NHS and other health issues


Here are the latest updates, ahead of the BPWUK Conference  on 21 April 2017.

Click on the links to read the details:

Informed Choice for women APPG H Mar 2017.pdf

NEXT-STEPS-ON-THE-NHS-FIVE-YEAR-FORWARD-VIEW - 31.3.2017.pdf

NICE Guidelines -Mental Health ref Criminal Justice System Mar 2017.docx



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