16 March 2021
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STOP BLAMING WOMEN FOR CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST THEM

GMB union says stop blaming women

Most men are our allies and would welcome a positive move that would prevent us from being victims, calling out acts of misogyny where they see it.

Isn’t it About Time we Stopped Blaming Women for the Crimes Being Committed Against Them?

Almost all women, know a woman who has been raped or sexually assaulted but how many men know a rapist/attacker? Could this be due to the fact that many are not reported by the victim, for fear of blame?

Data from the UN shows that 97% of young women have been sexually harassed.



11 March 2021
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GMB UNION EQUALITIES GROUP INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2021

GMB union International Womens Day 2021

The online event was a success, although a muted mic is no substitute for networking over a cuppa

International Womens Day event Monday 8th of March 2021, GMB union

We had a fantastic online event on Monday which saw women activists from all sectors joining us to celebrate the achievements of women and recognise the contribution and sacrifices made.



9 March 2021
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I BEND, A POEM READ BY GMB UNION EQUALITIES GROUP FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

GMB union regional equalities group International Women's Day

We felt this poem illustrated exactly the mood of many women, with the feelings and emotions of the poem being felt by the hundreds of thousands of women who have shouldered much of the burden.

GMB union Equalities Group poem, I Bend by Selena Odom

GMB union Equalities group read a poem, I Bend by Selena Odom , for International Women’s Day.

As we celebrate International Womens Day, the womens network looked at the role women have played throughout the pandemic. We identified that it is women who are more likely to have taken on those extra caring responsibilities. Many families prior to lockdown moved vulnerable family members into their homes to form bubbles, the majority of the extra work and caring for this will have fallen on women.



4 March 2021
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UPCOMING GMB UNION EQUALITY EVENTS IN THE REGION

GMB union equalities events

There are five active equality groups that meet regularly and are open to GMB union members in the region who identify with those strands. LGBT+, BAME, Youth, Disabled, Gender.

GMB union, North West & Irish region, upcoming Equality events

March 8th 10am-12:30 International Womens Day- open to women GMB trade union activists in the North West and Irish region. We are delighted to be joined by Gail Newsham, author of In A League Of Their Own, The Dick, Kerr Ladies 1917-1965



2 March 2021
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GMB UNION CELEBRATES WOMENS HISTORY MONTH MARCH 2021

GMB union celebrate womens history month

Although women over 30 were granted the vote in 1918, it took a further 10 years for all women in Britain to have equal voting rights in Britain

On Monday 8th March the region will be holding an online event to celebrate International Womens Day. Please contact Lisa Ryan, Lisa.Ryan@gmb.org.uk, to take part or join the GMB union regional equalities group.



26 February 2021
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4 December 2020
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1 December 2020
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GMB TRADE UNION NORTH WEST AND IRISH WOMENS CONFERENCE 2020

GMB union Womens Conference 2020

The North West & Irish region hosted its annual GMB union Womens’ Conference, this was the first time the conference had been held digitally

19th GMB North West & Irish trade union Womens' Conference 2020

On Thursday, the region hosted its annual GMB union Womens’ Conference, this was the first time the conference had been held digitally and despite a couple of teething problems was a great success and the feed-back received was that it was enjoyed by those who attended.

In what was a packed agenda, we had some amazing women sharing their stories, their knowledge and their experiences.



17 November 2020
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GMB UNION STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH TRANS

GMB union stand in solidarity with trans

Reports suggest transphobic attacks have soared in recent years in England and Wales, trebling from 550 reported incidents to 1,650.

All over the world trans rights are under attack, countries such as Brazil and Poland have seen the election of right wing leaders with an explicitly anti LGBT agenda. Shockingly so far in 2020 at least 33 transgender or gender nonconforming people were fatally shot, or killed by other violent means because of their gender identity. The majority of these were black and Latinx transgender women. Often these stories go unreported or misreported and so the real size of the problem of violence against trans people is potentially larger globally.



15 November 2020
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TRANS AWARENESS WEEK CELEBRATED BY GMB UNION EQUALITIES GROUP

Rob Young GMB union The Shout Group

<p class="rtecenter"><span style="font-size:14px">Trans Day of remembrance (TDoR) is held on the 20<sup>th</sup> of November annually</span></p>

Rob is a member of our growing LGBT+ group here in the North West and lives in Manchester. He has been a member for approximately 12 months and is a trade union young workers organiser. 

Rob is a former Co-Chair of LGBT Labour & Former Vice President of the National Union of Students, he has been campaigning for equality for a number of years especially around access to sport, education and health.

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