Women’s Empowerment Network

The aim of the Women’s Empowerment Network (WEN) is to create a peer support group, a platform for voices to be heard, to harness existing skills within the group and give all Romani (Gypsy), Roma and Irish Traveller women a stronger collective voice.

The group was launched on International Women’s Day 2017 in the Houses of Parliament. Since then, we have run women’s groups about issues around health, wellbeing, education, access and employment. We have organised workshops on floristry, make up and public speaking skills. We celebrated the film launch of ‘Never Going to Beat You’ and hosted many events in parliament to advocate for the rights of Romani (Gypsy), Roma and Irish Traveller women and girls.

What would you like to see the network do next?

For further information about our WEN and inquiries on how to join, please contact women@travellermovement.org.uk

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