Wednesday, 5 December 2012
International Women's Day event, 8 March 2013
Confronting Women’s Poverty: Turning Things Around
In response to the grossly disproportionate effect of the government’s cuts on women (the Fawcett Society has shown that £5.8 billion of the £8 billion cuts will be taken from women's pockets), feminist activists in Bristol are organising a one-day event at City Hall on International Women’s Day, Friday 8 March 2013.
This event will welcome national speakers to Bristol together with representatives from South West organisations whose work is dedicated to addressing the impact of government policies.
These have led to unprecedented levels of poverty among women (and men) – in welfare cuts, increased debt, higher fuel and food bills, etc – and widened the gap between rich and poor. The event will highlight the reality of women's poverty, as well as working towards finding positive solutions.