The Council wants to ensure that women have an input into the planning and delivery of Council services and that their needs are taken account of. As part of this the Council:
- Organises an International Women's Day Festival. For information on this year's event or anything else, phone 0161 234 3647, textphone 0161 234 3971, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Is involved in raising the awareness of domestic violence as a serious crime and developing interagency work to tackle this. We are involved in developing a co-ordinated approach to recording domestic violence incidents across all agencies. Domestic violence is now one of the ten key priorities within the Crime and Disorder Strategy. It is a city wide and multi-agency initiative. For further information on the domestic violence strategy please visit - http://www.makingmanchestersafer.com/
- Works towards reducing the impact of prostitution and its associated crime on the residents and visitors to Manchester. We have appointed a court diversionary worker to help prostitutes connect up to education and training facilities. We supported Manchester Action Street Health (MASH) put two outreach workers in post, and obtain funding to support the Real Choices Project. For more information contact MASH on 0161 953 4107.