Women, Work and The Voluntary Sector” Networking & Research Event #MMUBearingWitness

Women, Work and The Voluntary Sector” Networking & Research Event #MMUBearingWitness
12-2pm 26th June @ MMU Business School rm 3.16
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This is a networking working lunch, part of a series of Participatory Action Research Workshops that make up a PhD thesis on the effects of austerity on VCS organisations. As women make up a significant majority of the Adult Social Care and Voluntary Sector workforce, it was felt that a participatory research event focussed specifically on women would be relevant. The event welcomes a feminist guest speaker, Dr Gemma Yarwood to open discussions on the role of women and work. Dr Gemma Yarwood’s principal research interests centre around gender, work and family.
The event will be a working lunch, asking women who work in the Adult Social Care Voluntary Sector about their experiences of work and examining what questions need to be asked in terms of improving women’s experience of work in the sector.
Findings from the research event will be shared through the Manchester Community Central Blog with a view to improving VCS Strategic responses to austerity.
The working lunch is aimed at women who work within the adult social care voluntary sector. The aim of the event is to network and to develop a feminist research agenda which can be used to re-focus VCS organisational strategy in order that the sector can better respond to Austerity.
12pm Arrivals and Working Lunch Shared
12.30pm Guest Speaker: “The role of Women’s Work, Informal Care and the Voluntary Sector”
1pm-1.45pm Setting the Research Agenda – sharing experiences, examining how we can improve women’s experience of work within the sector.
1.45pm Event Summary & Close
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Katy Goldstraw BA (Hons) Msc pgchpe
Trainer and Researcher – The Volunteer Training Company
Associate Lecturer  – Edge Hill and Manchester Metropolitan Universities
PhD Student – PhD Social Justice – Manchester Metropolitan University
Association for Research in the Voluntary and Community Sector (ARVAC) Membership Secretary
07811 401 359


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