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Event: Dorset Women's Day

9 March: 10am-3.30pm
Dorford Centre, Dorchester  

We have an fabulous programme of activities on WAND's 14th Dorset Women's Day with a wide range of workshops, stalls, information stands and performances, as well as fabulous cakes and sandwiches.

Workshops include an Interview with Minette Walters, Cross Stitch, Flower Arranging, Gardening for Pollinators, Belly Dancing and so much more!


Feminist Democracy in action

docxLongworth's paper "Has Austery driven a Feminist Democracy"39.59 KB is published by FPSW today, 22nd January 2019.


Are women more powerful now as a result of austerity?


A Brexit decision by Parliament must happen before March 29th 2019!

Jackie Longworth, Chair Fair Play South West says:

"Avoiding leaving the EU on March 29th would definitely require legislation.


EHRC calls for new law to prevent sexual harassment at work

In its report on sexual harassment in the workplace, the EHRC recommends, amongst other things,

"The UK Government should:

• Introduce a mandatory duty on employers to take reasonable steps to protect workers from harassment and victimisation in the workplace.

• Breach of the mandatory duty should constitute an unlawful act for the purposes of the Equality Act 2006, which would be enforceable by the Commission."

Parliament could just decide to revoke Article 50, without another popular vote

Fair Play SW has not taken a formal view on Brexit or the mess the Government has got itself into. Those of us who talk about it regularly do agree that the passing of the Withdrawal Act without the protections against equalities and social regression we sought makes leaving the EU a particularly bad idea.

Jackie Longworth, Chair, says:

"I personally have a growing belief that none of the three options which are being widely touted is what is needed!


'Misogyny' says UN Rapporteur on Poverty


Fair Play South West Podcast, Series 1, Episode 1

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Event: the voice of women of Lawrence Hill, 30th November

Please join BWV on Friday 30th November at Barton Hill Settlement

10.30am Registration/coffee

11.00am start

Guest Speakers and Women of Lawrence Hill Findings 

Film showing

1.00pm Lunch (Somali Kitchen) and networking 

2.00pm end

Bristol Womens Voice have been hard at work talking to the Women of Lawrence Hill, what do they need to access skills, training and work at Temple Quarter.


Event: Brexit and Migrant Women, Bristol


Tuesday 20th November 2018 10-2pm

Easton Business Centre, Felix Road, BS5 0HE

Attendance free. Lunch Included.

Organised by: WIDEN - Women's Inclusive Democracy in Europe Network

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Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC inquiry Discrimination Law Association response

pdfDiscrimination Law Association Response162.32 KB

The DLA  submission includes the following comments about the enforcement of equality and the utility of the Equality Act 2010: