We are facing significant cuts in our funding!
Manchester Women’s Aid is facing cuts of up to 40% of our funding from Manchester City Council in response to their need to find £58 million of savings. These proposed cuts will hit Manchester Women’s Aid hard and may result in the closure of our services. However, we are ready to rise up against these cuts to help us to save the life-saving services we offer to abused women and their children.
On Monday 24th November Christabel Pankhurst, Suffragette and Manchester’s most disobedient daughter rose from the dead to raise awareness about the cuts. She is sharing her observations through a Twitter Campaign @christabelrises #christabelrises.
#16 days of action
Tuesday 25th November is the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence and the start of the 16 days of action to raise awareness of the violence, abuse and rape that many women and girls across the world are subjected to everyday. The 16 days of actions comes to an end on Human Rights Day on Wednesday 10th December.
Join us at ‘Stop the Cuts to Specialist Violence against Women and Girls Services’ demonstration organised by Safety4Sisters – we need our voices to be heard.
12pm-2pm, St Peters Square, Manchester
On the 1st December you can tell the council what you think about the council’s proposals via the on line consultation process – http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200110/budgets_and_spending/6729/the_consultation_process #
Find out more about how the proposed cuts could impact Manchester Women’s Aid in our article in the Manchester Evening News http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/charities-warn-domestic-abuse-victim-8152303