6-O Meeting at Mandeville Courtyard

BFWG hosted the 6-O meeting on 2 September. A  friendly and collaborative meeting was chaired by President Dr. Gloria Banner. The members of 6-O were all represented; they are BFWG; NFWI; TG; SIGBI: BPW; NCWGB.

The purpose of the twice annually held  meetings is to maintain contact with the Government Equality Office  (GEO) and Ministers for Women and  lobby HM Government on issues concerning women's equality in public life, education, health and violence against women.

At the  meeting it was resolved that the members will in future conduct a dialogue using facebook and twitter, share information on their activities and mount joint lobbying actions.  In preparation for the 2015 UN CSW Meeting and prior to the GEO Consultation Meeting on 10th November it was decided to send a lobbying letter to the GEO and the  relevant ministers to urge HM Government to press for a free-standing Millenium Development Goal on Gender when the review of the MDG is being finalised next March.
Gabrielle Suff