Report Launch: Life-Changing & Life-Saving: Funding for the women’s sector

Event Date: Wednesday 12th December 2018

Jubilee Room, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

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Join the Women’s Budget Group and the Women’s Resource Centre as we launch our new report on the status of the funding for the women’s sector.

Date: Wednesday 12 December 2018

Time: 9am-11am

Location: Jubilee Room, House of Commons

The event is hosted by Sarah Champion MP – Co-chair of APPG on Sexual Violence

Speakers

Sara Reis – Research and Policy Officer, Women’s Budget Group 
Vivienne Hayes – CEO of Women’s Resource Centre
Dianne Whitfield – CEO of Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Co-chair of Rape Crisis England and Wales
Sarbjit Ganger – Head of Asian Women’s Resource Centre
Emma Crump – Head of Evaluation, Smallwood Trust
Catherine Hinwood – Head of Victim and Witness Policy, Ministry of Justice

The report looks at the life-changing and life-saving support and services that women’s specialist organisations provide to disadvantaged women and their positive contribution to local communities and wider society.

It also examines the challenges women’s specialist organisations are facing in a context of less funding, more competition and increased demand, including:

  • the impact of public spending cuts and other features of the funding landscape on the financial sustainability of women’s organisations;
  • increased demand for women’s organisations services in local communities.

The event is targeted to women’s organisations, funders, both statutory and from civil society, policymakers, politicians and other stakeholders to highlight the extent of the problem and what needs to be changed.

To register for a place at this event, please sign-up via our Eventbrite page. Tea coffee and refreshments will be served.