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Issue 12 – Summer 2018

Summer 2018 Newsletter – Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

In 2018 we celebrate a hundred years of the first steps towards women’s suffrage in the UK. We say “first steps” because the journey towards women’s suffrage has been a long one. In 1918 the vote was only given to women over 30 who paid (or whose husbands paid) at least £5 in property taxes. (£5 in 1918 would be over £300 in today’s money.) In contrast all men over 21 could vote.

As part of the celebrations our Director, Cheryl Morgan, has been working with the West of England & South Wales Women’s History Network and the M-Shed Museum to stage a day of events at M-Shed on June 30th. We had historical talks and activities. We also asked how far women’s equality has come, and how far we have to go.

In this issue of the newsletter we will be highlighting some of the many amazing women that we work with, and women’s issues that we address.

Dominique Thompson is an expert in mental health issues. She talks about the tremendous cost to the economy of poor mental health. Training in mental health issues, and how to support employees who are struggling, can help stop problems at work.

An area we are interested in exploring is menopause awareness. Menopause symptoms vary widely between women, but some are affected very badly. Many companies have no policy for dealing with issues faced by staff going through menopause. We have been talking to researchers at Bristol and Leicester Universities about raising awareness of these issues.

Bristol Zero Tolerance led by Charlotte Gage does great work tackling gender-based violence in Bristol. Please consider signing up to their pledge.

We interviewed Vicki Morris, Chief Executive for the Care Forum. And read about our partner, Julie Close, Director of Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and their amazing work in South Gloucestershire.

We also introduce one of our new Directors, Lou Hart, who has a very impressive career in diversity work.

Finally, please take a look at our 2017-2018 Social Impact Report. We’re very proud of the work that we’ve done over the past year. With your help we’ll continue our social impact over the next 12 months.

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Issue 11 – New Year 2018

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Diversity News – Autumn 2017

Welcome to our Autumn 2017 Newsletter – The Youth Issue

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Diversity News – Summer 2017

Welcome to our Summer 2017 Newsletter!

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Diversity News – Spring 2017

Welcome to our Spring 2017 newsletter

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Diversity News – Winter 2016

Welcome to our Winter 2016 newsletter. You’ll notice we called this newsletter issue The AGEnda, as it focuses on how our work supports older and elder people in our communities.

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Diversity News – Autumn 2016

Welcome to our Autumn 2016 newsletter. Our focus this time is on mental health. We celebrated World Mental Health Day on 10th October and we wanted to share some information, ideas and stories with you about mental health.

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Diversity News – Summer 2016

Substance Misuse Matters

Welcome to Diversity News Summer 2016.

In this newsletter we’ve focussed on substance misuse, with special features on alcohol and drug services in our work and with others.

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Diversity News – Spring 2016

Disability Matters

Welcome to Diversity News Spring 2016.

In this issue you can read all about Disability Matters. The issue includes a feature on disability equality trainers, new publications, how to ensure your communications are accessible and about good visual communications.

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Diversity News – Winter 2015

Diversity News – Winter 2015

In this newsletter there are features on our equality, diversity and inclusion training, a special feature on our training on domestic violence and abuse as well as features on trans equality trainers. There is a special features on our partners including HMP Ashfield, SARI and Avon & Somerset Police and their male rape campaign. You can also read about our upcoming workshops on gender identity in Devon and Somerset and our Easy Read health survey for Bath & North East Somerset.

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