Join Tabitha Morton, Christine Dean (Ending Violence Against Women and Girls), Ruth Wilkinson and Suzi Martin (Equality in Scotland) for our third policy picnic.
We will be discussing our campaigns in England and Scotland to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) in light of the increase in rates of domestic abuse. Our Policy representatives for ending VAWG and our Scottish representatives will look at the opportunities and gaps in recent & upcoming legislation, and we'll look ahead to the lessons we can learn from the conditions this pandemic created for VAWG about how to end violence for good.
RSVP today to be a part of the policy picnic, 1:30pm to 2:30pm on Thursday 9th July!
What is a policy picnic?
Covid-19 is shining a light on the inequalities that left vital services underprepared and which exposed poorly paid health and care workers, mainly women and disproportionately BAME women, to this deadly virus. The measures introduced to contain the spread of the virus have exposed how fragile work is, and how flawed our welfare system is. Women in precarious work have watched their income fall away and turned to a benefit system designed to penalise instead of support people at their most vulnerable. Women are bearing the brunt of this pandemic in so many ways. Our mission has never been more urgent.
As we begin to look to the future WE are holding a series of policy picnics to talk to our members about your experiences of the crisis and to hear your ideas for building back better.
☕ Bring your lunch or a snack and a cuppa to talk to your policy representatives and fellow members in an informal discussion that we hope will lay the foundations for our future policies and campaigns.