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BVSC – Making Devolution Work For Women in the West Midlands

6 July 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm


Join BVSC to identify the change women want to see in the West Midlands.

BVSC are working on a project to make sure that the voices of women from all walks of life are heard in conversations that shape the public services and decisions that affect their lives. In particular, BVSC want the new Mayor and his team to hear those voices. As part of this project BVSC will be holding two large public workshops in central Birmingham with community-led satellite events in communities across the West Midlands (WM).

BVSC are in the process of designing the first event. The second event will be informed by the outputs of the first and developed as the project progresses.

The first event (including satellite events) will focus on Listening to WM Women’s Voices, giving women in the WM the chance to engage with the combined authority. This is a women-led event. BVSC invite men who are interested in attending to take on a listening role.

Hold the date: The first central event is on Friday 6 July from 10.30-2pm including lunch and refreshments.  It will be held at Birmingham Voluntary Service Council, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR.

Click here to sign up via the Fawcett website.

Accessibility: The venue is designed to be accessible for disabled people. If you, or people your organisation works with, need anything in order to participate, like a sign language interpreter or a hearing loop, please indicate this in the form.

Costs: The event will be free to all who wish to attend and we have a small budget to cover travel, childcare and other expenses for individuals who would otherwise be excluded. When filling in the form, please let us know if you would require such expenses to be paid in order to attend.

Satellite events: To include as many and as diverse a voice as possible BVSC are keen to support around ten satellite workshops in other parts of the West Midlands e.g, within women’s organisations,  community groups, places of faith, places of work and places of learning.

If you are interested in hosting a satellite event please get in contact with cordelia.tuckerosullivan@fawcettsociety.org.uk.

Workshop content:

  • They will consider research by The Fawcett Society into West Midlands policy and current data on what it is like as a women living, traveling, studying, working, and caring in the region.
  • They will collaborate to explore what change is needed for women in the WM, focussing on specific themes, such as skills & employment, childcare and social care, and transport.
  • They will explore existing opportunities to inform policy making and implementation in West Midlands policy.



6 July 2018
10:30 am - 2:00 pm


138 Digbeth
Birmingham, B5 6DR United Kingdom
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