Minister for Women and Equalities speaking in Birmingham at ‘Women – Media, Sexism and Online Abuse’ event, 14 January 2015

This event is being held by the Muslim Women’s Network UK in partnership with the Government Equalities Office. The event forms part of the government’s Women’s Engagement Programme and is one of a series of regional consultation events with women across the UK. Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – a framework of commitments on women’s rights – these events are an opportunity to have your say on the progress being made to improve the lives of women and girls in the UK and what the priorities should be for further action.

Women – Media, Sexism and Online Abuse | W.A.I.T.S. Action


  • Jo Swinson MP (Minister for Women and Equalities)
  • Caroline Criado-Perez (Journalist & Campaigner (Women Bank Notes)
  • Marcia Lewinson (Chief Executive of WAITS)
  • Faeeza Vaid (Executive Director of Muslim Women’s Network UK)
  • Media Editor – To be confirmed

(Shaista Gohir MBE, Chair of Muslim Women’s Network UK, will chair the event)

DATE : Wednesday 14th January 2015
TIME : 10.45am to 1pm (with lunch provided from 1 to 2pm)
Registration on the day : from 10.00 am onwards
VENUE : Randle Room, The Midland Arts Centre (MAC), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 9QH
Number of places at the event : 60
PARKING: Free parking at the venue
Nearest rail station : The venue is about several minutes taxi ride from Birmingham New Street train station.

Register for the event: It is FREE to attend this event. However, as places are limited, you must register to attend the event here. If you would like further information, please contact Muslim Women’s Network UK on 0121 236 9000 or on