International Women’s Day 2017

Rivers LPC hosted a screening of the film Girl Rising in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017 (March 8). The screening took place at the Civic Hall, Crawley. Watch the Film trailer: Girl Rising features the real life stories of 9 girls from Haiti, Nepal, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, Peru, Cambodia, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. The main focus of the

Rivers Support Award Scheme

We are currently seeking volunteers for two roles: Mentors are needed to support women within Rivers LPC’s learning and employability programme with reading, literacy and numeracy skills, and Group Support Volunteers are needed to help facilitate group learning activities, consisting of 4-5 women, to help progress their independent learning skills.  Volunteers for both roles need

Charlie: A Get Online Week story

Get Online Week 2014 13-19 October is the 8th national Get Online Week, inspiring people across the UK to get online and do more with digital skills. If you know someone who could benefit from learning some online skills – whether that’s starting at the very beginning or simply learning a bit more about how

GetOnline 2014 week of celebrations

The Rivers Learning Project Community is helping in the challenge to get Crawley online and benefit from health information and services this month, October, as part of our GetOnline 2014 week of celebrations. People across Crawley are being challenged to get online this October, and try getting health information the digital way. UK online centre

Women in national parliaments

UK ranks 65 out of 188 countries when it comes to the number of women in parliament, that is according to a report by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 1st August 2014. The report which lists Rwanda as number one in the list, with women in 51 out of 80

The impact of policy changes on “protected groups”

When discussing austerity, what impact does it have on women, disabled and ethnic minorities? As part of its mandate, with a two fold objective,  the Equality and Human Rights Commission asked an analysis, a “cumulative impact assessment”.  The objectives were to show it could be done and to see what the reports tells us. The result

Unison Report – Women’s Lives Shrinking

You can download UNISON’S latest report on the long-term impact of austerity, shows that cuts across council services shrink women’s lives, making it harder to get to or find work, feel like part of their community and feel safe when travelling at night. Key findings from the report include: – Over a third of women

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