Bristol Women’s Commission was established on International Women’s Day in 2013 – when the city signed up to The European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life. It is the only commission of its type in the UK.

The Commission brings together representatives from across the city working in partnership to identify and address issues that impact women and girls. Within the Commission, there are dedicated Task Groups: Women’s Safety, Women’s Health, Women and Transport and Women and the Economy. Each task group has a mix of academics, leaders and women working in the field.

The full commission meets every two months, with the task groups meeting separately and bringing in non-member organisations and representatives. The commission is an independent body which works closely with Bristol Women’s Voice, the city’s charity, which supports and empowers women.

Until women and girls are equal and women hold equal power in the city, Bristol Women’s Commission will work to redress this imbalance by identifying and addressing this inequality. 


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