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Macc statement and support for Black Lives Matter

11 Jun 2020 - 14:41 by michelle.foster

Black Lives MatterGeorge Floyd was murdered. He was not the first victim of police brutality and nor is America the only country in which this happens.

At Macc we want to express our solidarity and support to the Black Lives Matter movement and for our brothers and sisters in Minneapolis, Manchester and around the world who are rightly fighting for racial and social justice.

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IWP research on unequal impact of Covid-19

13 May 2020 - 15:34 by michelle.foster

The IWP is an equalities forum linked to the VCSE Leadership Group and GMHSCP, which is temporarily based at GMCVO. IWP are part of a collaborative effort to collate evidence of the way different GM communities have been affected by the lockdown, and find out from VCSE groups on the ground what issues need dealing with now to prevent further avoidable problems developing.

It is clear that there was a general default to mainstream approaches in the face of the sudden crisis, and that Covid-19 and the emergency response to it have already exacerbated many existing inequalities.

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Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics

15 Apr 2020 - 11:46 by michelle.foster

The Women and Equalities Committee is launching an inquiry and they want to hear about the different and disproportionate impact that the Coronavirus – and measures to tackle it – is having on people with protected characteristics under the Equality Act.

What are protected characteristics?
It is against the law to discriminate against someone because of:

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Race equality and migrant rights organisations call for independent review into institutional racism in the Home Office

23 Mar 2020 - 15:40 by michelle.foster

RunnymedeFollowing the publication of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review, 15 race equality and migrant rights organisations (full list below) have today called for an independent review into the extent of institutional racism in the Home Office and whether its immigration policies are in accordance with equality law around racial discrimination.

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Equal Power

17 Jan 2020 - 10:34 by michelle.foster

The Fawcett SocietyEqual Power is a ground-breaking campaign to transform women’s representation at every level of politics.

It’s time for Equal Power: equal representation for women in all our diversity. Women like you are needed to take part.

Equal Power will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to stand for election, or support you to become a leader and campaigner in your local community.

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The Feminist Review Trust Grants

17 Jan 2020 - 10:02 by michelle.foster

Feminist Review TrustThe Feminist Review Trust has grants of up to £15,000 available for projects that transform the lives of women. The trust can fund projects that are ‘hard to fund’, pump priming activities, interventionist projects which support feminist values, training and development projects and core funding.

The Feminist Review Trust will fund:

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International Women's Day 2020: The Walk for Women 2019-20 Fund

5 Dec 2019 - 15:30 by michelle.foster

Manchester City CouncilAs long-standing supporters of gender equality Manchester City Council support activities every March to promote and celebrate International Women’s Day. The third annual Walk for Women takes place on Saturday 7 March 2020, and Manchester City Council want as many people and organisations as possible to join in.

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