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Women’s Summit

Bradford and District Women’s Forum Summit Event 2014

Thursday 27th March 2014, 9am – 1 pm

Council Chambers, City Hall, Bradford

Anyone working or volunteering with woman are invited to attend the first Bradford and District Women’s Forum Summit Event. The summit has been organised to provide opportunities for those working with women to become better informed about key areas of work, hear from those delivering services and developing policies affecting women and to network with other organisations. Information sessions will cover the following issues Child Sexual Exploitation (grooming), Female Genital Mutilation, Women’s voice and Influence, and Sexual Harassment.

The event is free but places are restricted so please book via or for more information contact Liz 0787 6794453


9am  Registration/ Refreshments

9:30am  Welcome and introduction   Liz Firth   Chair of Bradford and District Women’s Forum

9:35am  Welcome to City Hall     Cllr Joanne Dodds    Deputy Lord Mayor

9.45am  Bradford District Women’s Plan   Amria Khatun   Bradford Council Strategy Officer (Stronger   Communities) 

Women’s Forum Relaunch   Liz Firth

10:15am  Coffee break

10:30am  Information and discussion sessions

11:30am  Highlight local projects 

12pm  Panel and questions

1pm   Networking Lunch

2pm   Close

Information and discussion sessions (places to be allocated on arrival at Summit event)

Child Sexual Exploitation

Female Genital Mutilation

Women’s voice and Influence

Sexual Harassment

Raising the Profile of Asylum Seeking Women

Improving decision making campaign launch

– 21st March 2014 University of Bradford

This exciting Conference themes include:

• UKBA decision-making, and the particular issues facing asylum seeking women

• Regional launch of the National End Detention for Refugee Women campaign led by Women for Refugee Women

• Engaging with CEDAW (UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of violence against women)

The event is FREE to refugee and asylum seeking service users and community groups. Please note, if you wish to bring children to the event please specify how many, along with the age of each child, when booking).

And £30 to agencies/local authorities, etc. with annual turnovers of more than £10,000.

Please follow booking instruction on the flyer

For further information about the event please contact Jan Wilcock,