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Significant savings can be made to public spending by investing in women’s centres

Despite widespread recognition and evidence demonstrating the value of women’s centres, women’s services are consistently underfunded. This leads to inadequate, inequitable, and precarious levels of provision as well as a significant risk of services being suspended or closed. As part of our new series of briefing papers, Why women’s centres and specialist services need sustainable funding, explores and explains why investing in women’s services is so critical, and how sustainable funding would enable women’s centres to support more women and deliver wider socio-economic benefits.

About NWJC Briefing Papers

  • NWJC briefing papers can be downloaded for free from the NWJC Resource Library for organisational, individual and public use.
  • These briefing papers have been researched and written with reference to the most current evidence available to support the NWJC’s key messages.
  • NWJC Organisational Partners have been consulted and invited to input anecdotal evidence and case studies to inform each paper.
  • Members of the NWJC’s National Voice & Advisory Panel have reviewed each paper and contributed their lived experience expertise under ‘What Women Tell Us’.
  • Each paper is available in text only format with full citations and references on request. Please email [email protected] to request copies of these.