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A new group is aiming to ensure that women have a say when it comes to key ...
A new group is aiming to ensure that women have a say when it comes to key

issues affecting future policy at Manchester City Council.

Women's Voices, which holds its first meeting today is

open to all women who live, work or use local authority facilities in


Lead member for women's issues, Sue Murphy, said: 'Manchester City

council wants to ensure that women have an input into the planning and

delivery of city council services. We also want to ensure that women's

needs are taken into account. Women's Voices is a very important part of


The group will be split into five themed sub-groups and women can choose

which ones they wish to be involved in. These will focus on crime and

disorder issues relating to women, health, education, training and

employment, and access to services.

Women's Voices will also discuss the way the city council develops services

and events such as International Women's Day.

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