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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2020 – No Going Back

12 Aug 2020 - 11:56 by michelle.foster

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Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation?

Would you like to share a story of your new everyday activity, as part of the 2020 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?

We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 21-25 September.

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Achieving racial diversity on the board – a peer session

25 August, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:30

Are you looking to increase the racial diversity of your board, or are you willing to share experiences that will help others to do so? This session is an opportunity for Chairs to share, peer to peer, challenges and solutions to achieving a more racially diverse board. 

Greater Manchester Women and Girls’ Equality Panel

14 Jul 2020 - 09:20 by michelle.foster

gmcaGreater Manchester is establishing a Women and Girls’ Equality Panel to accelerate gender equality, enabling women and girls to live their best life in Greater Manchester.

The Panel will work to ensure that all women and girls, across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester, have equality of opportunity to start well, live well and age well.

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Macc statement and support for Black Lives Matter

11 Jun 2020 - 14:41 by michelle.foster

Black Lives MatterGeorge Floyd was murdered. He was not the first victim of police brutality and nor is America the only country in which this happens.

At Macc we want to express our solidarity and support to the Black Lives Matter movement and for our brothers and sisters in Minneapolis, Manchester and around the world who are rightly fighting for racial and social justice.

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IWP research on unequal impact of Covid-19

13 May 2020 - 15:34 by michelle.foster

The IWP is an equalities forum linked to the VCSE Leadership Group and GMHSCP, which is temporarily based at GMCVO. IWP are part of a collaborative effort to collate evidence of the way different GM communities have been affected by the lockdown, and find out from VCSE groups on the ground what issues need dealing with now to prevent further avoidable problems developing.

It is clear that there was a general default to mainstream approaches in the face of the sudden crisis, and that Covid-19 and the emergency response to it have already exacerbated many existing inequalities.

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Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics

15 Apr 2020 - 11:46 by michelle.foster

The Women and Equalities Committee is launching an inquiry and they want to hear about the different and disproportionate impact that the Coronavirus – and measures to tackle it – is having on people with protected characteristics under the Equality Act.

What are protected characteristics?
It is against the law to discriminate against someone because of:

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