Women and Welfare, an International Women's Day Perspective

East Midlands Green Party Blog


I hope you enjoyed the week of International Women’s Day?

On Thursday I was at New Art Exchange in Nottingham on an intercultural panel of women working for the local community. It is estimated that over 70% of cuts so far have come out of the pockets of women. This has been taken in real term cuts in child benefit, benefits for childcare and the bedroom tax. Public service job cuts have affected more women than men too, with many women in care professions. Cuts to services for vulnerable women also have devastating effects with domestic violence, family homelessness, foodbank use and child poverty rising. The cuts affect women from new and emerging communities most of all. One of my hats in daily life is an interfaith women’s worker, at least until the funding runs out next month. I’ve searched for venues, found resources, publicized and coordinated events, been a…

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