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.
Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects within the UK and internationally that support and transform the lives of women.
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:
"Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was “Oh no, not again”.
Ambition for Ageing recently released a briefing titled Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities, looking at the risks to inequalities asset-based approaches can have.
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.
The Pennine Acute Hospital Trust are hosting their annual grading for NHS England (Equality Delivery System) in March, which looks at the care and services patients/service users receive whilst in one of the hospitals.
During the equality events at North Manchester General Hospital, they want to hear your views on whether patients, service users and carers are being treated in a fair way and what the hospitals might need to do to improve.
In 2018 it will be 100 years since the first women secured the right to vote in the UK. Yet 100 years on, we are still fighting for gender equality. The Pankhurst Centre sees the social injustice still faced by women every single day and are calling you to action to help them to do something special for women and children in 2018: to build a Suffragette Garden to commemorate the work of Emmeline Pankhurst and the incredible Suffragette Women 100 years on, and foster the well-being of women still experiencing social injustice today.
The NHS would like to know more about your thoughts of your cancer screening experience(s) within Greater Manchester and whether cancer screening is or is not a good opportunity to talk to people about healthy lifestyles and promote other cancer screening opportunities. A series of group discussions is taking place around Greater Manchester on behalf of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
Europia proudly presents the very 1st "Europia Women's Awards". A celebration of all the amazing achievements of the European females (but not only) of Greater Manchester. An opportunity to highlight the contributions of European communities in the local society.
“The executive and members of the Faith Network for Manchester (FN4M) express our horror at yet another Islamophobic attack. Yet another arson attack has been perpetrated against the Nasfat Mosque, which has gutted the building this time. This is an unacceptable act and we are united with people of all faiths and none in deploring all hate crimes. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters, especially with those members and congregants of the Nasfat Manchester Islamic Centre.
I'm delighted to share a blog written by Dr Sohail Munshi, reflecting on the response to the events at the MEN Arena this week. (Click here to read Macc's response)
I’ve never written a blog before so this is a first.