Party in the garden with WILP!!
The Women’s International
League for Peace and Freedom
8th July 2016
2.30 pm. to 4.30 pm.
38 Ryefield Gdns, S11 9UD
We will have a talk from
Marie-Lyse Numuhoza on
WILPF’s International peace work
Afternoon Tea, Bring and Buy stall.
(Margaret Lawson and Faith Rodger’s home
38 ryefield Gardens
Buses from Town Hall end of Leopold St (near the Virgin bank). 88 to Bents Green get off Ecclesall Terminus which is after Bents Green (the bus does a circle) walk up Knowle Lane turn first right into Ryefield gardens. 82 to Millhouses and 81 to Dore get off at Ecclesall Terminus top Millhouses lane, cross Ecclesall Rd, walk up Knowle Lane turn first right into Ryefield gardens.
No. 38 is the bungalow facing you
where the road divides.
RSVP to 0114 281 1036
Happy Feminist Friday folks- hope you have had a fierce and fabulous week!!!
If you follow our social media pages, but haven’t been to a meeting for a while, or maybe you have newly discovered Sheffield Feminist Network- why not come along to our meeting on American Independence Day where our new speaker Beth will be making her voice heard on the subject “Money Matters”- see details below!!
Please note we now have a new speaker and topic for our July meeting.
Beth Speake is coming to talk about her research on
WOMEN AND THE WELFARE REFORM ACT 2012: COMPOUNDING VULNERABILITY
looking at the impact of legislative changes to that Act on women who have experienced rape or sexual abuse.
It addresses the material, emotional and mental health impacts of benefits sanctions on claimants of Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance and Universal Credit. It also investigates the impact of work capability assessments on survivors and victims.
In the context of an increase in the scope and severity of sanctions on working age adults claiming benefit, a massive increase in sanctions against lone parents (of whom 90% are women), significant reductions in funding for voluntary sector organisations and generic cuts to welfare and public spending which impact disproportionately on women and children- this is undoubtedly a feminist issue.
The meeting will also hear about ‘Money Matters’. This initiative driven by the Feminist Network and supported by the Women’s Hub aims to gather information about the experiences of single parent women in managing financially, raise awareness of the hidden issues impacting on those women and make recommendations for policy change.
Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street, Sheffield S1 2EW
Please circulate the flyer amongst your networks.
Don’t miss out!!!
It’s the end of Feminist Friday- and happy weekend to you!!!
As we reach the end of another week, and with national and world events as unpredictable as ever, in Sheffield our feminist agenda is as important as ever!!
So with that in mind, I leave you with a list of Sheffield organisations with a feminist or Women’s ethos/theme that you can check out.
Sheffield Feminist Network: Yours truly:check us out on Facebook where we have both a Facebook page and a Community Page!!! We are a local branch with an outward international feel.
Sheffield Feminist Archive: Herstorical feminism, vibrant ideas!! Follow them on Twitter.
Sheffield Council Women’s Hub- Broadchurch of meetings held every three months or so and part of The Equalities Hub
Feminists over 50 https://www.meetup.com/FeministsOverFifty/
Wilpf Sheffield https://sheffieldwilpf.wordpress.com/
Women’s Equality Party Sheffield branch- come along to the Sharrow Vale festival to find out what WE are all about http://www.womensequality.org.uk/she_sharrow_festival_2017
Women’s Support Services
SRASAC Sheffield Rape Crisis http://www.sheffieldrapecrisis.org.uk/
Vida Sheffield http://www.vidasheffield.org.uk/ Domestic abuse organisation
Sheffield Women’s Counselling And Therapy Service http://www.swcts.org.uk/
Have a feminist weekend!!
Our next women’s group meeting is on Tuesday 4th July 7.15-9.15
AUSTERITY AND ANTAGONISM- HOLDING THE LINE ON RIGHTS FOR WOMEN
with Zlakha Ahmed Chief Executive,Rotherham Apna Haq (meaning ‘my rights’) and member of WISE (Women’s Islamic Initiative on Spirituality and Equality).
The volatile political scene, both here and worldwide, offers hope that issues of fairness and equality will be drivers for change. It also exposes challenges to hard fought for rights and services for women with a narrow vision of equality and the drum beat of austerity and fear diverting attention from the underlying roots of inequality
In this session we will hear about a successful local campaign to maintain an essential service for BME women experiencing violence and abuse and consider the wider social, legal and political issues impacting on all women, particularly those who are vulnerable
All women are welcome. Please circulate amongst your networks
Health and equality- inextricably linked to happiness and well being.
For your chance to discover more about the issues concerning you and the City of Sheffield, don’t miss out on this event!!!
Thursday 29 June 2017
10am to 3pm
Sheffield Town Hall
Health is an important topic for all of
Sheffield. If you want to have your say
and to learn more about health in our City
then this is the event for you.
This is an opportunity for you to share
your experience of our health services
and hear what professionals are doing to
support the communities represented by
the Equality Hubs.
Sheffield Equality Hub Network
invites you to take part in a
public event on health where
the people of Sheffield can
share their experiences of the
city’s health services and
recommend improvements to
Find out more about these
Roma Needs Assessment
Public Health Strategy
Take part in interactive workshops
led by professionals on:
Access to mental health services
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Healthy refreshments will be
Please book your ticket:
To find out more contact Hardeep
0114 350 3310.
July 20th meeting. We will have Val Huzzard come to talk to us about refugees. Val is the co-founder of Sheffield Donations for Refugees and has been to Calais refugee camp.
7.15-9.00 pm-Sheffield Quaker Meeting House