Empowering women in local communities

Woman holding up sign showing Global Sustainable Development Goal 5, gender equality.
Woman holding up sign showing Global Sustainable Development Goal 5, gender equality.

Empowering women in local communities

Our Hero – Tara Miran

Bristol Women’s Voice has nominated Tara as our hero. Tara started with BWV as a freelance community researcher for the Women of Lawrence Hill and City Listening projects, later becoming our Finance and Admin manager. She was a very enthusiastic and committed member of the team of women who talked to local women from their community who were isolated to find out about their aspirations and barriers and was a real champion for them and their issues.

She set up a group for Kurdish women and is a very powerful advocate for her community. She combines her commitment to advancing women, community gardening and encouraging health and wellbeing with raising three young daughters.

Her enthusiasm, commitment and passion for helping others is wonderful and many women have been encouraged to get involved with BWV and other organisations as a result of her work.

What can I do?

You too can join us in our work to reach the goal of gender equality by becoming a member or signing up to our newsletter.

Find out more about and join our Keep in Contact project.

Make a regular small donation.

Or join us as a volunteer, for more information email: ops-manager@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk 

Want to join us? Everyone is welcome and it is by coming together in this way that we can all learn from each other and really make the change.

About the Nominating Organisation – Bristol Women’s Voice

Gender equality is at the heart of Bristol Women’s Voice’s work to empower women in local communities. We work towards this by ensuring the voices of Bristol women – particularly those that are economically or socially marginalised – are heard loud and clear, and are reflected in decision making across the city. 

Our organisation informs women about opportunities and services that provide the support and advice they tell us they need through our workshop programme and regular member’s newsletter. We collaborate with local grassroots and neighbourhood groups – particularly those run by, for and with diverse women, to support marginalised women and encourage cross-community learning and communication.

We also help women set up their own support networks to share information, resources and support in relation to health and well-being – this has been particularly crucial over the last year when the covid-19-related restrictions have increased women’s isolation. We offer a diverse range of volunteering opportunities including event organising, media work and reportage and research through which women in Bristol can participate and contribute to our work for equity. Volunteers also play a key role in supporting BWV’s International Women’s Day which takes part in City Hall every year near the 8th March. At this event, around 3,000 women come together to celebrate the achievements, resilience and lives of women through music, workshops, panel discussions and performances.

Goal 5 – Gender Equality

Our Hero is working towards Global Goal 5. This Goal aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Man holding up sign showing Global Sustainable Development Goal 1, no poverty.

Tackling the causes and effects of poverty

Woman holding up sign showing Global Sustainable Development Goal 2, zero hunger.

Eliminating hunger and ensuring food supplies for all

Man holding up sign showing Global Sustainable Development Goal 3, good health and well-being.

Ensuring the wellbeing and rights of disabled people across Bristol