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Manchester Oxfam Group – Picnic in the Park to celebrate inspirational women

28 July, 2018 - 12:00 to 15:00

Enjoy a relaxing and friendly afternoon but also a time to celebrate the lives of inspirational women, past and present, here and abroad, and reflect on the need to empower women and girls so that poverty can be eliminated.

Bring family friends, and food and drink for yourselves. Ideas and thoughts about girls and women who inspire you to share.

For further information and to confirm your attendance, email: manchesteroxfam@gmail.com

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Calling women changemakers and social entrepreneurs - gain intensive support and mentoring for your project or social enterprise

31 May 2018 - 09:55 by michelle.foster

Flourish Together CIC support women to create the change they see needed in communities. They run an annual ‘Mentor-a-thon’ - a 12 hour mentoring marathon, where diverse women changemakers with broad experience across sectors, industries and communities come together in mini sounding board groups to help others trouble shoot a current challenge they are facing with a project, business or organisation. Flourish CIC changemakers

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Offer of NHS fully funded places for Managers on Disability and Inclusion Training Workshops

27 Apr 2018 - 10:51 by cheryl.mcalister

The development of these workshops follows a recent piece of research that was commissioned by the Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) to ‘take a transparent look’ at workplace health in public sector organisations across the city. The research found that whilst there are pockets of good practice, there are some significant gaps, particularly in relation to disability where more needs to be done to support employees to participate in, remain in, and thrive through work.

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Griffins Society Fellowship Programme for women in the criminal justice system

13 Apr 2018 - 09:58 by michelle.foster

The 2018 Griffins Society Fellowship Programme is now open to applications. 2018 is the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and the Fellowship is seeking applicants to contribute to practice and policy debates around women with convictions by undertaking their own pioneering research. The Griffins Society

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Information on plans to commemorate the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack

11 Apr 2018 - 12:29 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is leading the city’s arrangements to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack on Tuesday 22 May 2018. We love Manchester Chairty

Those affected by those terrible events will want to mark the date in different ways, so the programme is varied and takes different forms, to make sure that people can feel connected to it.

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Centenary of the Women’s Vote – organise an event

23 Mar 2018 - 11:23 by michelle.foster

2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, when women were given the vote for the first time. Throughout 2018, Manchester, the birthplace of women’s suffrage, is marking this huge milestone for women’s equality with an exciting programme of events and activities taking place across Manchester and involving all of the city’s diverse communities. Womem's right to vote

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Feminist Review Trust – Funding for projects that support women and girls

16 Mar 2018 - 10:14 by michelle.foster

Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects within the UK and internationally that support and transform the lives of women. Feminist Review Trust

Priority is given to projects that:

  • Promote lesbian and transgender rights
  • Tackle violence against women and girls
  • Support disabled women and girls

The Feminist Review Trust will fund:

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Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities briefing paper launched

8 Mar 2018 - 10:45 by michelle.foster

Ambition for Ageing recently released a briefing titled Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities, looking at the risks to inequalities asset-based approaches can have. Ambition for Ageing

The document highlights the need for recognition of the barriers faced by marginalised groups as a key part of asset-based work in order to avoid contributing to existing inequalities.

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