Women Get it Right Roadshow – Thursday 22nd November 2012 – 10am – 2pm

Women Get it Right Roadshow – Thursday 22nd November 2012 – 10am – 2pm

Women Get it Right Roadshow
Venue: Haveli Banqueting Suite 93 Stoke Poges Lane Slough Berkshire SL1 3NJ

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Women Empowered in partnership with Jeena International as part of Sewa Day initiative, is bringing to you “Women – Get It Right Roadshow!
This is an event free to all women, who want to learn, increase their knowledge and raise awareness of their rights in the UK whether it be their legal , financial or Human Rights. Meet experts from Local and National organisations as well as local solicitors and women’s organisations network.

Speak to a number of local and national organisations and raise your awareness of your rights as a women in the UK, learn more of how you can get involved with the democratic process and how the laws EU and the UK affect you. Get advice on legal issues, immigration laws, family laws, department of work and pensions, child care, and various benefits. Hear inspirational stories and get advice from our mentors on confidence building through personal development.

Jeena International is dedicated to empowering Women and Young People’s intellectual, creative, economic activity and charitable spirit to effect meaningful social change in their lives and society. Working on a local, national and transnational platform in empowering both communities and multi agency’s by challenging social norms that discriminate the most vulnerable in society. For more details visit www.jeenainternational.org

On Sewa Day, thousands of good-hearted people across the world come together to perform Sewa and experience the joy of giving in its truest sense. By participating in this collective endeavour, we hope that the seeds of Sewa are watered so that acts of kindness and public service are performed more often. Sewa Day is a catalyst in making this happen.
For more details visit www.sewaday.org

Financial Zone:
Speak to experts from local authority, Citizen Advice Bureau, Department of Work and Pensions , regarding how to get back to work, start a business, child care cost and benefits.
– Department of Work & Pensions
– Cameron Clark

Legal Zone:
Free initial advice on your legal issues, speak to local solicitors and hear from them on matters relating to family, criminal and immigration law affecting you here in the UK.
– Thames Valley Police

Human Rights Zone:
Speak to a number of local and national organisations and raise your awareness of your rights as a women in the UK, learn more of how you can get involved with the democratic process and how the laws EU and the UK affect you.
– Forced Marriage Unit

Personal Development Zone:
Fun and Interactive zone, let you’re her down, have a message, get make over, talk to Life Coaches, East Berkshire College etc.

Press Release - Women Get it Right Roadshow

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On Thursday November 22nd in Havali Restaurant in Slough, Women Empowered in conjunction with Jeena International, and as part of a Sewa Day initiative,  held a free “Women Get it Right” Road Show.

The drop in event attracted 120 diverse women.  Here those who needed could find legal advice, could talk with counsellors, get career advice or hear about the local amenities available to them.

The event sought to raise awareness for issues that many who need assistance would normally feel uncomfortable asking for.

The busy open day had free initial advise on legal issues and solicitors available to offer guidance on family, criminal and immigration law in the UK and representatives from the UK Border Agency were present along with solicitors from law firm Cameron Clark.

Financial benefit advice was available from Destiny Support a community based organisation in Slough. Slough Volunteer Centre were particularly targeting women who wanted to increase their skills to update their CV’s or for those who have never worked.

Representatives from the Forced Marriage Unit and UKBA attended amongst others to raise awareness about ones rights in the UK and to offer advice in how to become involved in the democratic process along with what protection is available under UK and EU law to those affected by this issue.

The British Army offered advice on job opportunities within the Army.

The event, which included a free lunch, gave women a place to meet, talk and learn more about their rights in the UK as well as raise awareness on issues that still remain taboo in certain communities.

Jeena International is dedicated to working with communities to challenge social norms that discriminate against the most vulnerable in society and is hoping to launch a 24 hour helpline in the new year.  Women Empowered presented Jeena International with a cheque for £1080 which it had raised during a fundraiser lunch earlier this month which was held at Indigo Restaurant in Gerrards Cross.  The money will be doubled to £2160 through a local “Just Giving” initiative.  http://localgiving.com/charity/berkshirecf

The Women Get it Right Road Show is hoped to be repeated in 2013 in Southall and Kenton.  More information can be found at www.womenempowered.co.uk or www.jeenainternational.org.  The Next Free open day event will be held on the 7th March ‘Health Road Show’ at Havel in Slough which includes information and advice on mental health and sexual health.

Women Empowered Launch

WE seeks to:

ENGAGE more women in discussion;

ENCOURAGE fresh and varied thinking and perspective;

EMPOWER women to find the inner confidence to take the next step;

ENABLE and support them through the journey by putting them in touch with organisations that can nurture their ideas and mentors who can assist in achieving those goals;

To provide a platform to enable women to articulate their issues and concerns with a chance to meet decision makers and get their views and opinions heard.

To create a powerful and exciting network for women to link up and help each other.

We is open to all, there is no membership required, a small nominal ticket price may apply.

Disclaimer: Speakers may change without prior notice. All partners at the event are individual third parties and personal due diligence should be done.
Women Empowered shall not take any responsibilities for any transactions done with any third party organisation.

Please Note: Photos and video recordings may be taken at this event and used on social media sites. Anyone that do not want to be included please let the organisers know.

Photographs from the event

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