Archive for the ‘Policy’ Category

Proposals to license lap dancing clubs in the same way as sex shops is about to be debated in the Lords. We have until 3rd November to make sure the Lords adopt our proposals to make licensing compulsory, not voluntary, for local authorities and to make sure venues are not exempt if they hold lap […]

Amnesty International UK is organising a mass lobby of parliament on 4 November 2009 to lobby MPs at Westminster on the No Recourse to Public Funds Rule. Many women come to the UK, often legally, in the hope of improving their lives. They may come on temporary work permits, student visas or spousal visas. Some […]

Date: Tuesday 13th October Time: 9.30 – 1pm Location: The Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB Influencing Local Decisions is a workshop for women – and in particular Black and Minority Ethnic women. The aim is the look at how you can influence the decisions that affect your community and neighbourhood. We will be […]

Speaker(s): Baroness Deech of Cumnor DBE Date/Time: 13/10/2009, 1pm Venue: Museum of London When it comes to the division of assets and income after divorce, England and Wales have sweeping laws. London is called the divorce capital of Europe, and English judges have transformed parliamentary law on maintenance to favour women. There is disagreement about […]

H/T Million Women Rise – from Hannah Austin “We are campaigning for the Welsh Assembly Government to improve their policies to tackle violence against women in Wales. 2 women a week are still dying of domestic abuse alone in Wales, and the rape conviction rate remains a shocking 8% in Wales. Please visit our Facebook […]

PDF Download Leading Article: p.1- 4 Key US cases relating to women asylum seekers Sector Update p.5-6 The UK Government has recently produced two reports for international bodies, detailing its progress relating to women’s equality.  Both fail to cover women asylum seekers’ issues. Significant Legal Issues p.6-7 Assessing whether an asylum seeker is a lesbian […]

Date: Tuesday 14th July Time: 9.30am – 2.00pm Location: Woodview Community Centre, Woodview Drive, Edgbaston, B15 2HU This workshop aims to give you an understanding of how the decision making structures within Birmingham work and how ordinary women can get involved. This workshop is aimed at BME women and their groups across Birmingham. Using a […]