Thu, 19 May|
Strengthening Women’s Voices In Government
Participate at a round table to discuss the recently launched consultation: ‘Strengthening Women’s Voices in Government'. This will be a new model for engaging and listening to women in the UK.
Time & Location
19 May 2011, 15:00 – 17:00
London, 2 Marsham St, London SW1P 4DF, UK
About the event
I am taking this opportunity to invite you on behalf of the National Black Women’s Network and the Government Equalities Office to participate at a round table to discuss the recently launched consultation: ‘Strengthening Women’s Voices in Government’. This will be a new model for engaging and listening to women in the UK.
The aim of the roundtable is to hear your views and get feedback on the Government’s proposals as these will help shape the new approach which should be in place later this year. Lynne Featherstone, Minister for Equality has agreed to attend the latter part of the roundtable discussion.
The new model has four approaches:
Direct engagement between ministers, women and organisations that represent women, to ensure government understands the views of a wide range of women in the UK, and providing the opportunity for a genuine two way dialogue on policies that affect women.
- Bringing in expertise from the women’s sector and beyond to support the new model and support independence from government where this is critical, particularly in the international arena.
- Looking Ahead to enable us to anticipate emerging and future issues, such as the impact of the changing demography of the UK, which will be important for women.
- A new IT platform, making the most of modern communication techniques to get the informed voice of women to Government when they need to be heard.
This roundtable will provide a great opportunity to hear your views and feedback on the Government's proposals.
The document is downloadable from: http://www.equalities.gov.uk/pdf/strengthening%20womens%20voices.pdf
A more detailed programme will follow. In the meantime, for administration purposes please can you confirm attendance at the roundtable to firstname.lastname@example.org In the meantime; I do hope that you will be able to attend on the day.