The organisers would very much value any personal experiences about how poverty is affecting you or your loved ones, especially regarding recent cuts and changes. We are keen to include the voices of as many women as possible in the event. So we'd encourage you to use this blog to write something, or to post anonymously. Alternatively, you could email us directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you agreed, and only if you agreed, we might be able to read out (or you could) something of what you write at the event. Looking forward to hearing from you, Charlotte (on behalf of the organising group)
This free event will welcome national speakers to Bristol, alongside representatives from organisations in the South West that are committed to addressing the impact of government policies on poverty.
These government policies have led to unprecedented levels of poverty among women (and men) in terms of welfare cuts, increased debt, loss of housing benefit, rising fuel and food bills, and more. These policies have widened the gap between rich and poor.
Bristol’s Confronting Women’s Poverty event will highlight the everyday reality of women's poverty, as well as work towards finding positive solutions to turn things around.