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Women and Girls Manifesto 2019

 

This general election offers an opportunity for all political parties to explicitly support equality for women. Women's lives have changed significantly in the last 50 years but there is still lots of work to do.

 

This is a manifesto for change. A manifesto for a more equal society. Use this guide to inform conversations you have with candidates at hustings and on the doorstep. Share your thoughts on the manifesto with us by tweeting using #GE2019womenandgirls. Too see the full manifesto please follow the below link.

 Read the Women and Girls Manifesto 2019 >>

 

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

 

Quarterly open forums on issues that impact on women, open to the public, with speakers, workshops and food. 

 

September 2019

Our next Open Forum:

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse is on 8th of October 2019 at YMCA, SE18 5QG.

For more Information, contact Julia on 020 3260 7715 or 07960 755 191. (See Leaflet

 

As well as public Open Forums, we organise a highly popular Multi-Cultural Holiday Celebration every year to give women a fun opportunity to get involved in and contribute to community life.

For further information please call us on 020 3260 7715.

 

Feedback from our 20th Anniversary:

 

September 2017

Ann Marie Eigbe, former steering group and Her Centre Volunteer

https://youtu.be/HBmYGBIudSg

 

Claire Platt, former user steering group and Her Centre Volunteer

https://youtu.be/rxMXPydLbbo

 

Cheryl Scille, user steering group and Her Centre Volunteer

https://youtu.be/lIBbq0M5X6Q

 

New Benefits Drop-in Service at Clockhouse Community Centre:

Clockhouse Community Centre, working with the Her Centre, CAB, Greenwich Housing Rights, Lewisham Refugee Network, Greenwich CDA and Advocacy now are running a weekly benefits advice drop in hub for those struggling with Universal Credit claims or who have rent arrears of payment issues with Universal Credit. For more info visit  CCC Website .

 

March 2019

Partnership between Royal Borough of Greenwich’s GLLaB employment service and HER centre is finalist for national award:

 

A unique partnership between the Council’s Greenwich Local Labour & Business (GLLaB) employment service and the HER Centre, a Woolwich-based charity that supports women in crisis, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ERSA Employability Awards 2019 in the Partner of the Year Award category.

 

Now in its seventh year, the Employment Related Service's Association (ERSA) Employability Awards celebrate best practice across the employment support sector and seek to demonstrate the day-to-day hard work and dedication of those working to improve the lives of jobseekers, communities and the wider workforce.

 

Cllr Denise Hyland, Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Apprenticeships, explains the partnership:

“By working together the HER Centre and GLLaB have supported 23 survivors of domestic abuse to transform their lives since June 2018. The project provides flexible work placements in addition to practical and emotional support, advice on housing and benefits, training and one-to-one support".

 

“This joined up approach helps women and their families rebuild their lives by increasing confidence and self-esteem. I’m very proud of the fact that 91 percent of those women completing the scheme go on to find a stable job.”

 

ERSA received over 150 entries from across the UK. This year’s submissions were judged by an all-star panel consisting of internationally recognised political thinker and Director of ResPublica, Phillip Blond, editor of The Sun’s employment page, Jane Hamilton, senior civil servant at the Department for Work and Pensions, Mark Staley, and Winner of Adviser of the Year 2018, Tanya Weston of Genius Within.

 

Elizabeth Taylor, interim Chief Executive, ERSA, said:

“This year’s ERSA Employability Award submissions demonstrate the extraordinary achievements of individuals and organisations supporting people to enter, sustain and progress in work. The huge number of nominations ERSA received highlight the breadth of the commitment in the sector and the tireless work that goes on at the frontline every day. Congratulations to all our finalists!”

 

As a successful finalist, representatives from the HER Centre and the Council will attend a special ceremony on 20 June with the Minister for Employment, Alok Sharma MP.

Please visit ersa.org.uk/news/finalists2019 for a full list of finalists.

 

GREENWICH TV:

Her Centre's Director Stacy Smith and Voluntary Worker Claire Platt were both interviewed by Greenwich Television and discussed about Her Centre's services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Leaf video - Here is a great short film that Little Fish did with some helpful young people on healthy relationships and what they think!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION:

For more information please see our most recent Newsletter and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. As such, we are managed by a Board of Trustees, hold Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and produce an Annual Review and Annual Accounts that are public documents.

For hard copies of our Annual Accounts or Annual Review, or to enquire about our next AGM, please email us at info@hercentre.org

 

Women's Safety Charter:

We proudly support the Royal Borough of Greenwich's Women's Safety Charter and pledge to uphold its principles. We are committed to making Royal Greenwich a safe place for all women and girls who live, work, study and visit the borough. (Women's Safety Charter - Poster)

 

We will not tolerate or accept women or girls being subject to:

Verbal or physical harassment, violence, abuse, sexual assault or rape, unwanted touching, name-calling, inappropriate comments about their body or appearance, invasions of personal space, repeatedly being approached, aggressive behaviour in response to wanting to be left alone, being targeted because of their gender, humiliation, having photos taken of them without their consent, sexual intimidation.

 

 

 

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