NEWSLETTER TUESDAY 13th April

Global Week Of Action To Raise Awareness About #Streetharassment from 11th-17th April 2021  

https://stopstreetharassment.org/2021/04/1weekantishweek2021/  

Join! There are many ways to participate. Any action works!!  

Given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, here are some ideas for virtual participation in 2021:  

  1. Go online to share stories and information about street harassment using the hashtag #StopStreetHarassment.  
  1. Join Safecity’s campaign “Confidence is Beautiful.” “This year the campaign is Confidence is Beautiful. Confidence to walk down a street without worry, confidence to loiter in public spaces, confidence to travel further to explore work, leisure and more. But that cannot happen if streets are not safe. We need to spotlight the issue, create urgency to act and encourage men to take action.” Submit your quotes and pictures here.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvpHQIBzSEVt0M0hR6Sxuss8SfKnY-SkGUXMl1QmSmJZWoJg/viewform  
  1. Share your experiences and stories with street harassment across the pandemic – and/or submit artwork to stopstreetharassment@gmail.com  
  1. Use chalk outside your home or pen/paper to write anti-harassment messages, take photos of the message and share the photos online, tagging @StopStHarassmnt, and @catcallsofldn and us @BWV2.   

Gardening supplies needed! 

Spring is here and after the lockdown winter we could all do with some time in the fresh air doing something other than walking. BWV are seeking donations of gardening supplies for a project to help women get active and get growing. We are looking for everything from compost and tools, to seeds and cuttings.  

Contact info@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk for collection details. 


Elections 2021 

This year, four elections will take place in Bristol for 

 

Bristol Women’s Voice are teaming up with the Bristol Women’s Commission to ask all candidates specific questions about what they will do for the women and girls of Bristol. What questions should we send them? Please send us your ideas at info@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk  

There are three ways to vote, at the polling station, by postal voting – you can apply for a postal vote at www.bristol.gov.uk/postalvoting, or by proxy voting – where someone can vote on your behalf either at a polling station or by post, apply here: www.bristol.gov.uk/proxyvoting  

To use your vote in these and any elections, you must be registered any time before 19th April. Register to vote here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote  

If you need help to register online, you can visit our Citizen Service Point at 100 Temple Street or contac Electoral Services on 0117 922 3400  


WORKSHOPS: 

Black Women Pause – a safe online space to support BAME women in Bristol.  

Free Workshop!  

Mon, 19th April – 1 pm. 

A safe online space for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic women, promoting emotional wellbeing, self-help tips, and information. Facilitated by Rethink Mental Illness Community Access Support Service & Nilaari Agency.  

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-women-pause-a-safe-online-space-to-support-bame-women-in-bristol-tickets-142648037119 


Courage Clinic 1: Empowerment and Courage by Sister Courage 
Thurs, 22nd April – 6pm 

The Courage Clinic is a series of four weekly workshops run by Self Defence Instructor Imogen Thomas and Empowerment activist and psychologist Dr Jelena Nolan-Roll. Aimed at empowering women to feel more secure and fulfilled in their lives, we invite you to join us in a set of discussions exploring our own sense of self-reliance, power and courage, all of which can be learned skills.  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courage-clinic-registration-149141108069?aff=erelexpmlt&keep_tld=1 


 

FREE Online Menopause Workshop hosted by Hazel Hayden 

Sat, 24th April 2021 – 4 pm. 

Join our free online Menopause Workshop with Bristol Women’s Voice, hosted by Hazel Hayden, registered nurse and menopause expert. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-online-menopause-workshop-hosted-by-hazel-hayden-tickets-147529760485 


Women’s Poetry Messenger Group 

 A small group of women have launched a group on Telegram, called the WOMI Poetry Group. WOMI stands for “Women with a Mysterious Illness” and was coined by the writer Sarah Ramey. 

It encompasses chronic illness, autoimmune conditions, IBS, mental health and others: conditions which are often not believed, not treated, not well funded, and which disproportionately affect women. 

This is a stress-free community group, using poetry as a framework. “We post poems we like: famous, not famous, or even things we consider poetry but which don’t officially fall into that category (a bit of graffiti, line from a play, or whatever your pet macaw said to you this morning).  

We are using the messaging app Telegram, as it allows us to keep our phone numbers confidential: it’s free and easy to download. 

If you’d like any further information, please contact tamariskpetra@hotmail.com 


White Ribbon Alliance are looking for mothers, midwives and/or, women to participate in a short film about birthing rights in the UK. 

Filming will be on the 16th of April at Easton Community Centre from 10am-4pm 

Filming will take about an hour. We will be able to cover your costs and time and/or offer food vouchers 

If you would like to take part please contact harriet_hoare@hotmail.com by the 13th of April. 


Free movement classes for Bristol Women using the coupon code womensvoice that will not expire for a while, and all women would need to do is to book directly and apply the above one – time coupon in the payment option. 

Bellyfit classes 6pm:  

Class leader, Agni, says: Its all about taking women on a Shero journey, where they can transform not only their bodies but also their beliefs, get the cardiovascular elevation and elevation of self belief, confidence and courage.  

It can be a long process as we are breaking through some ingrained conditioning and patterning, and I can truly say that showing up regularly for women exclusive classes like Bellyfit bears fruits of authentic accomplishment, sense of connection, and growing positive emotion.  

My “why” behind offering free classes to women of Bristol is embedded exactly in those values, the more accessible and consistent the service is the more empowerment can be gained for each. 

Agni 

Bellyfit International 

agrenckowska@gmail.com 
www.AGNAholisticoaching.as.me 

www.contactdance.co.uk 

@bellyfitbristol 


Urgent advice re. COVID-19 Self-Isolation 

  

We need to get an urgent message out to communities about people arriving in the UK from 5 countries which are going from green to the red list.  It is really very important that people self-isolate for 10 days. 

We don’t have translated messages at this point so we need all the help we can get through champions and community groups to pass the message on as follows: 

From  4am Friday 9 April, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kenya, United Arab Emirates (UAE) or Bangladesh will be added to England’s red list. 

Until then if you have recently returned from any of these countries, you must isolate in your home for 10 days, even if you feel well. This means you should not leave your home for any reason, or mix with anyone not in your household. 

It is really important that you isolate for the full 10 days, to help protect your health, our communities and the city as we ease COVID-19 restrictions. 

If you need practical help to isolate such as shopping, medicine please call the free We Are Bristol helpline on 0800 694 0184. It is open seven days a week. 

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