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UK Citizens in the EU report shows concerns, October 2018

http://ukandeu.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Freedom-of-Movement-report.pdf

Conclusion

In conclusion, then, while not all panellists thought that restricting freedom of movement was necessarily a bad thing, on the whole the testimonies suggested that the prospect of losing current rights would represent a significant loss with serious practical, social, financial and emotional consequences, the latter summed up in the testimonies of Matt and John:

‘I totally love freedom of movement, it is one of the main obvious benefits that has come from being part of the EU, and I would be incredibly sad to lose it. I have made great friends in different parts of Europe and expect to continue to do so in the future. To have the ability to move around, work and form relationships with them restricted is a massive personal and emotional loss.’ (Matt in Germany). ‘Having something so basic, so fundamental, taken away is painful.’ (John in Belgium).

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Event on Maternity Rights Bristol

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/know-your-rights-maternity-discrimination-tickets-49812596818

Sat 17 November 2018

11:00 – 13:00 GMT

Brunswick Court

Brunswick Square

Bristol

BS2 8PE

 

Join us for a morning of tea, coffee, cake and maternity rights training!

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Bristol Women's Voice AGM 10th October

Join us to celebrate our successes in 2017/18! 

Members will have the opportunity to meet with board members and staff and influence next years programme of work.

Performer, writer and researcher Dr Naomi Paxton will give her talk Fight Like A Girl, discussing the fight for women's votes via the unconventional medium of jiu jitsu. There will also be a performance from Women from Artemis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

We will celebrate Bristol Women’s talents with performances from Jamaican folk band Tan Teddy, Sing With Soul Choir and poetry from Nadinne Dyen.

The event is FREE but you must be a full member of BWV to attend (you can join via our website).

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/annual-general-meeting-2018-tickets-49817919739?utm_source=BWV+Members&utm_campaign=31a8ed854f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_04_03_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cf3ae7931e-31a8ed854f-167109369

Woman Worker event Bristol 10th September

Woman Worker

Monday 10 September 7.30pm
Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
A Bristol, Bath and Gloucester CPB public meeting with Anita Wright, President of the National Assembly of Women.

Rebellious Women Event Gloucester 8th September

Rebellious Women

Saturday 8th September
North Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EP
Gloucester Labour Party is holding a special set of talks covering suffrage, trade unionism, LGBTQ pride and women’s ongoing fight to make a better world for all.

Buy tickets here

Guidance for employers on reducing the Gender Pay Gap

From Government Equalities Office

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/731288/Gender-Pay-Gap-actions_.pdf

WBG Event September 19th

We’d like to invite you to join the Women’s Budget Group at a reception to celebrate our work and launch:

Women Count: A casebook on gender responsive budgeting

Wednesday 19 September 2018

6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

 The Living Room, City Hall, London, SE1 2AA

Booking essential. For more information and to RSVP please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Volunteer Opportunities at SARSAS

For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.sarsas.org.uk/volunteer/

We have some exciting opportunities to get involved with our organisation and help make a difference to the lives of survivors of sexual violence:

Helpline Volunteer Support Workers to answer calls on the SARSAS helplines providing emotional support and signposting information.  In May 2015 we launched an additional service for men and boys which is optional for volunteers to be a part of.

Assistant Administrator Volunteers to support the SARSAS team with a range of essential administrative duties.

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Women's Rights Progress report by EHRC

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/pressing-progress-womens-rights-and-gender-equality-2018

Makes recommendations to UK Government and a submission to UN on CEDAW progress.