International Women’s Day: from the perspective of Gypsy, Traveller & Roma women on the 8th March 2017 in Committee Room G from 2.00pm to 3.30pm

The event was hosted by Baroness Hodgson of Abinger CBE on behalf of the Traveller Movement and provided a platform for Gypsy, Traveller & Roma women to share their experiences of issues including domestic violence, hate crime & discrimination and education.

Gypsy, Traveller & Roma women are amongst the most marginalised women in the UK & Europe, but their experiences are often ignored and rarely given public attention. We hope that by offering these women the opportunity to share their stories on such an important day, their voices will be heard by a wider audience and shine a light on their experiences.

Speakers included: Lisa Smith, a qualified GTR education consultant, Tina Purcell, a Women’s Worker for the Traveller Movement, Josie O’Driscoll, the Director of Herts GATE and Report Racism GRT, Denisa Gannon from Coventry Law Centre, and Kealy Sly from Leicestershire Gate and the event was hosted by Baroness Hodgson.

Feedback:

“We as an organisation will now look at doing potential DV awareness for GRT men in prison”

“We will now continue to actively challenge oppression and bad practice”