Coventry Women’s Partnership has launched an e-petition to secure a Cabinet Member for Women within Coventry City Council.
Emerging from a pandemic and into a cost-of-living crisis means women across the city continue to face increased financial instability and multiple disadvantages that have significant impact on their lives, and there continues to be increased demand on services across Coventry Women’s Partnership.
The petition will lobby for a Cabinet Member for Women and its much-needed strategic requirement to scrutinise policies, processes, and services across the local authority with a clear gender informed perspective.
A Cabinet Member for Women will be a spokesperson for women across communities in Coventry and be supportive of specialised women’s services. They will lead on developing Council policy with a meaningful gender informed approach, will make recommendations and provide guidance to the wider Cabinet, all with the commitment to improving outcomes and the lived experiences for women across the city.
About Coventry Women’s Partnership
Coventry Women’s Partnership is a unique collaboration of five organisations in the city which aim to improve outcomes for women in Coventry, addressing challenges women face in accessing and engaging with support services.
Funded by the Smallwood Trust and led by Foleshill Women’s Training (FWT) the partnership includes Coventry Haven Women’s Aid, Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC), Central England Law Centre Coventry, and Kairos WWT.