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Membership Spotlight: Wai Yin Society

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Every month we feature one of our members and ask them what their organisation is about and what they’ve been up to. This month we caught up with Lisa Mok, Assistant Director of Wai Yin Society.
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By Eva Nyandoro, Voice4Change England

Every month we feature one of our members and ask them what their organisation is about and what they’ve been up to. This month we caught up with Lisa Mok, Assistant Director of Wai Yin Society.

Wai Yin Society was founded in 1988 by a group of Chinese women in Greater Manchester who wanted to support women who suffered domestic violence and breakdowns in family life. Over the years the society’s programmes have expanded to meet the demands of Black and minority ethnic (BME) community groups in Manchester.  This year, Wai Yin Chinese Women’s Society changed its name to the Wai Yin Society

Celebrate the life and works of the Godfather of Multiculturalism

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Voice 4 Change England to host screening of a film about the life and works of Professor Stuart Hall followed by a discussion with special guests.
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Voice 4 Change England are to host screening of a film about the life and works of Professor Stuart Hall followed by a discussion with special guests.

Creche facility gives mothers opportunity to take part in parliamentary training

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Voice4Change England (V4CE) ran a policy and parliamentary training session in partnership with the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) and the Parliamentary Outreach Service team on Wednesday 26 March in Sheffield.
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Voice4Change England (V4CE) ran a policy and parliamentary training session in partnership with the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) and the Parliamentary Outreach Service team on Wednesday 26 March in Sheffield.

V4CE welcomes Gift Aid reform to benefit smaller charities

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Voice 4 Change England has welcomed the announcement by Chancellor George Osborne to boost the take-up of Gift Aid for smaller charities.
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Voice 4 Change England has welcomed the announcement by Chancellor George Osborne to boost the take-up of Gift Aid for smaller charities.

New figures show black community is being left behind in the economic recovery

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Voice4Change England (V4CE) is demanding that Chancellor George Osborne launch an inquiry into alarming new Labour Force Survey figures showing that Black British citizens are losing out in the economic recovery.
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Voice4Change England (V4CE)  are demanding that Chancellor George Osborne launch an inquiry into alarming new Labour Force Survey figures showing that Black British citizens are losing out in the economic recovery.

V4CE responds to recent budget statement

Following Chancellor George Osborne's recent budget statement, V4CE CEO Kunle Olulode has issued a response arguing that the government must do more to protect the community and voluntary sector.
 

Lobby-a-Lord over Immigration Bill

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Make your voice heard to stop Immigration Bill creating a "hostile environment" for immigrants and all people of colour.  
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Make your voice heard to stop Immigration Bill creating a "hostile environment" for immigrants and all people of colour.

Upcoming events

As March is now in full swing we have a couple of events coming up that will be of interest to you! Read on for more information on the United Nations anti-racism day and Stereohype Festival 2014.

Policy and parliamentary participants express growing need for training

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Over 20 people turned out to attend the policy and parliamentary training session at the Greenwich Inclusion Project in Woolwich last week.
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Over 20 people turned out to attend the policy and parliamentary training session at the Greenwich Inclusion Project in Woolwich last week.

How the Lobbying Act could impact on your organisation

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The Transparency of Lobbying, Non Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act (commonly known as the ‘Lobbying Act’) is now on the Statue Book as law.

 

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