Minority Ethnic Women: Missing Voice in Local Government

Minority Ethnic Women: Missing Voice in Local Government

Do you want to have a say in the decisions that impact on your community? Do you want our local councils to better represent the needs of you and your family?

If the answer is yes, why not attend a free event to be held on Thursday, 19th February 2009 at the Gloucestershire County Council to encourage more Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women to get involved as local councillors. This event is open to women from all over Gloucestershire.

Currently, across England our councils are not even close to being representative of their communities – only around 149 out of 19,617 councillors are BAME women. To fully reflect society the number would have to rise nearer to 1000. There are no BAME women councilors in the whole of Gloucestershire.

Women interested in attending should register online at www.livegroup.co.uk/bame or call 0208 481 3375.

The event will be led by Baroness Uddin, Chair of the BAME Women Councillors Taskforce and Taskforce member Carol Francis.

Carol Francis is part of the 16-member strong Taskforce, announced in May 2008 by Harriet Harman, Minister for Women and Equality.

Its aim is to encourage more BAME women to think positively about becoming local councilors. It is cross-party and includes councillors and former councillors from across Britain.

Region: All
Start Date: 19/02/2009
End Date: 19/02/2009
Start Time: 18:00
Venue: Gloucester County Council, Shire Hall
Venue Address: Gloucester County Council, Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester
Website: http://www.livegroup.co.uk/BAME
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Harika Chadha Chadha
Phone: 020 8902 5575