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Budget Response by Women's Budget Group

Women pay again!

ESF Programme Consultation - FPSW response

Fair Play SW has commented on the national programme for spending European funding in localities by stating:

"Whilst welcoming the fact that gender equality features in the programme we would wish to see more emphasis on improving the position of women in the economy through enhancing their access to high quality jobs. By “high quality” we mean well paid, flexible work appropriate to the skills women have or are capable of achieving.

In the South West of England too many women in work earn less than a living wage per week, either because they are trapped in jobs paying poverty pay per hour or because they cannot access enough hours of work or, frequently, both. Our research can be found at http://www.fairplaysouthwest.org.uk/manifesto .

We would like to see the main investment priorities strengthened to include:
Helping to reduce the gender pay gap by improving women’s access to high quality jobs"

More of the Fair Play SW response can be found docHere1.05 MB

The consultation on the contents of the draft European Social Fund (ESF) Operational Programme for England 2014 to 2020 (part of the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England) has been launched to ensure partners have the opportunity to comment on the main document, setting out the strategy and priorities for the use of funds in support of theEurope 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

WES Event - Women in Engineering Conference

Women in Engineering: The Challenge, 23 June 2013, London - See more at: http://www.nwed.org.uk/wes-conference.html#sthash.FSbKaDtu.dpuf

This event organised by the Women's Engineering Society marks National Women in Engineering Day (NWED)

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More about NWED

More about WES

How many engineers does it take to make a tin of baked beans?

Produced by the Royal Academy of Engineering, this booklet is a collection of role models to encourage more young people from different backgrounds to consider a career in engineering. Features 2013 WISE awards winner, Jo Carris. Find out more and download the pdf

Young Women's Trust

Formerly YWCA and Platform 51, Young Women's trust supports girls and women as they take control of their lives. Girls and women today face problems that are often subtle or misunderstood. Despite shifts in attitude and changes in the law, women are often unheard, isolated and face discrimination. This is costly both to women and to society. To find out more visit; http://www.youngwomenstrust.org/

Women's Action Network Dorset

WAND is open to any women aged 16+ living or working anywhere in Dorset.  To read further about this organisation which is still in its formative stages please see: http://wandwomen.org.uk/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

University of West England - The West of England and South Wales Women's History Network

This group was set up in 1993 by a group of women academics who wanted to encourage research and stimulate interest in women's history and gender history in the south west of Britain and meets throughout the South West.  Their meetings are open to any woman or man who is interested - you don't have to be a member to go along. Currently, membership rates are £5 full and £2 unwaged/student. For further information visit their website:  http://humanities.uwe.ac.uk/swhisnet/swhisnet.html or contact Kath Holden of the Faculty of Humanities, University of the West of England on 0117 344 4395 or 4545.

End Violence Against Women

End Violence Against Women believe we can and must create a world free from the threat and reality of violence against women.  To read more please visit their website: http://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/