Agenda for a Better Bristol
Bristol has made a commitment to bring about equality of women and men in local life as outlined in the European Charter signed by the elected mayor, George Ferguson on International Women’s Day 2013. Since then some progress has been made but much more needs to be done.
Evidence tells us that women in general experience disadvantage, and that some women are more disadvantaged than others. Bristol Women’s Voice has identified six key priorities for change and makes a call to action to all who have a stake in the future of our city.
These priorities are underpinned by evidence, research and real-life experiences of women living in the city. Action to address them would significantly improve the lives of all Bristol residents, both women and men. Failure to tackle them would jeopardise social cohesion and seriously limit our cultural and economic potential.
Bristol Women’s Voice calls on the agencies to play their part in achieving women’s equality. We will play our part by working with our members, raising women’s issues and concerns, influencing decision makers and providers of services and holding key agencies to account.