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Every Voice Counts: Waits
Every Voice Counts: Waits
Every Voice Counts: Waits
Every Voice Counts: Waits
Every Voice Counts: Waits
Every Voice Counts: Waits
Every Voice Counts: Waits
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Every Voice Counts: Waits

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Waits project for Every Voice Counts. Its aims were: …

Waits project for Every Voice Counts. Its aims were:
To ensure women get their voices heard
To help women take a positive step forward
To be responsive to women’s needs
To provide opportunities for all women

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  • 1. WAITS EVCP BME & Empowerment Programme W.A.I.T.S.
  • 2. Women Acting In Today's Society W.A.I.T.S MARCIA LEWINSON CEO & LYNETTE WEBB “Lynetts Get2gether” W.A.I.T.S.
  • 3. W.A.I.T.S. Introduction <ul><li>Background to WAITS </li></ul><ul><li>Aims of the EVCP </li></ul><ul><li>BAME Empowerment Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery & Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Case study </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  • 4. W.A.I.T.S. WAITS Vision, Mission and Aims <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Creating a future where all women are empowered to make positive change’ </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Enabling women from diverse areas within the West Midlands to develop themselves and others’ </li></ul><ul><li>Aims </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure women get their voices heard </li></ul><ul><li>To help women take a positive step forward </li></ul><ul><li>To be responsive to women’s needs </li></ul><ul><li>To provide opportunities for all women </li></ul>
  • 5. W.A.I.T.S. WAITS Services <ul><li>WAITS currently runs the following activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering Women </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Support and Development </li></ul><ul><li>3. WAITS Community Services </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic Abuse Training </li></ul><ul><li>Consultations Packages </li></ul><ul><li>Counselling </li></ul>
  • 6. W.A.I.T.S. AIMS Of EVCP BAME EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME <ul><li>OVER ALL AIM: The central aim is provide BME communities with the skills and confidence to make active change within their communities </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the leadership skills of participants </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying potential ‘BME empowerment champions </li></ul><ul><li>Enable the empowerment champions to engage with local statutory partners and decision-makers </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the skills and knowledge of participants, such as confidence, leadership, analysis of power, citizenship, presentation and decision-making processes </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrating the good practice of this model by providing 2 case studies from the participants </li></ul>
  • 7. W.A.I.T.S. EVCP BAME Empowerment Programme Delivery & Outcomes <ul><li>Six learning sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership 1 & 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Power, Influence and Action </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with Descion Makers </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Participants feel better able to develop </li></ul><ul><li>relationships with descion makers </li></ul><ul><li>Participants have greater knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>and experience of meeting with </li></ul><ul><li>decision makers </li></ul><ul><li>Participants have access to local descion </li></ul><ul><li>making structure </li></ul>
  • 8. W.A.I.T.S. Case Study Lynette Web LYNETTES GET2THER
  • 9. W.A.I.T.S. NEXT STEPS...........................

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