Women’s Resource Centre publishes “Power and Prejudice” report
The research also examines what tools can be used to support local engagement and offers clear, practical solutions to both public bodies and women’s organisations to improve engagement and services for women locally.
The report, based on 18 months of action research, harnessed the experiences and expertise of four local women’s organisations working across England to examine the barriers stopping women’s organisations from being able to be heard locally – RISE in Brighton, the Joint Forum women’s group in Liverpool, CRASAC in Coventry and NAADV in Newham.
Women play an active role in supporting and improving their local communities, however, they remain under-represented in local decision-making and gender inequality still remains entrenched. Local public bodies would make better decisions, and communities would receive better services, if informed by the experiences and perspectives of women’s organisations.