DWC employment workshop: women build lego house to practise communication skills

This week DWC’s 2012 employment workshops kicked off with a session on commuication skills. Women received some advice on how to communicate more effectively and become more aware of the importance of listening and body language.
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A space to discuss issues affecting women with women

At DWC we recognise the importance to women of safe and welcoming spaces, so we were thrilled to hear that a group of women in Derby have recently set up Women’s Space, a network of women who meet to discuss women’s issues. Here Ruth Richardson, one of the group’s founders, tells us more. About a year ago myself and a few other ladies set up a space for women to share and discuss our perspectives on a range of topical issues, decided on collectively. We were inspired by other women’s discussion spaces we had recently attended.
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DWC among other women’s organisations facing funding cuts

Derby Women’s Centre is not alone. According to a report by the Women’s Resource Centre  published last month, women’s organisations are more vulnerable to funding cuts than other service charities. Other research by the WRC shows that 95% of women’s organisations face funding cuts or a funding crisis in the next year. 
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Euro MEP supports Derby Women’s Centre

Glenis Willmott, East Midlands MEP and Labour’s leader in Europe, has expressed concern at the council’s decision to cut DWC’s funding, arguing this will negatively affect women and their families. See here for the Derby Telegraph’s report.
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