NEWomen’s Network is primarily concerned with strengthening the women’s sector and ensuring the survival of women’s organisations. It is about building partnership and collaboration between women’s organisations so that they can develop and raise the profile of issues facing women in the North East.
The North East Women’s Sector Network is organised regionally, with leads for each four sub-regions (Durham, Tees Valley, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear) and across six diversity strands (young women, lesbian and bisexual women, black and minority ethnic women, women with disabilities, older women and women of different faith groups).
On the events page...
- The first in a series of consultation workshops on aspects of how to promote women's equality in the economy of the North East - 30th September
- Notice of a NEWN / NE Equalities Coalition event with the British Institute of Human Rights BIHR on 7th October with a special focus on exploring human rights from a gender and disability persepctive
- Details of an event looking at disabled women and Violence against Women and Girls on 12th November
- Details of other women's events from around the region
Have a look at the Research page for details of a call for new consultations on women and health, a survey on local government responses to migrant families with no recourse to public funds; the Equality and Human Rights Commission's new project looking into the contract cleaning sector, and material on gender and poverty.
On the Latest News page...
A revised closing date for the Angelou Centre's new BAM! Sistahood Project Coordinator - now noon on the 10th September
September's infomail now online...
Benefits of Joining NEWomen's Network
If you join NEWomen’s network your women's group/ organisation/ project will enjoy the following benefits
Regular infomails with details of research, policy events, campaigns, funding and training
Free access to NEWomen’s network events and training with travelling expenses and childcare provided wherever possible
Access to NEWomen’s Network and all of the skills, knowledge, experience and resources it brings
Valuable and much needed services for women are closing down. Over 200 women’s voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) are part of NEWomen’s
Network. They provide free, and often life saving, services to women from all walks of life and lobby for better laws to end discrimination against women. The North East (of England (NE) has the lowest number of women’s VCOs of all the English regions and are the most likely to be facing closure.