· The ‘Balancing Power Project will be delivered to women across Wales
· The project aims to make a difference in communities and public life
NFWI’s Women Making a Difference (WMAD) are proud to have been awarded funding as part of the Welsh Government’s Equality and Inclusion Grant.
The funding will be used over a period of three years from April 2014 until 2017 to deliver the ‘Balancing Power Project’ across Wales.
The project is designed to raise women’s aspirations in public life through training and mentoring. In turn this will help to build better communities which will benefit from having trained volunteers to face issues and bring about change.
Paula Manley, WMAD Project Manager, explained “we are delighted that we have been successful in our bid to deliver our new ‘Balancing Power Project’ to ‘real’ women across Wales. This really is a win-win situation for both the women in Wales and their communities.”
Across the UK today, women in full-time work earn an average 15 per cent less an hour than men. For every £1 men take home, women are getting just 85p.
Translated into working days this means women are, in effect, working for free from 7th November until the New Year.
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- Borrowing powers, so that Welsh Ministers can borrow money to invest in Wales.
- Certain taxes, as the Silk Commission recommended, ensuring the Welsh Government has an independent funding stream to pay back the money it borrows.
- Landfill Tax and Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
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