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The PARCS Grows Everybody Podcast

Listen to the PARCS Grows Everybody podcast via Spotify.

Clips from the PARCS Grows Everybody Oral Histories

Listen to these clips from the PARCS Grows Everybody Oral Histories via Soundcloud.

Portsmouth Rape Crisis: A Collective Story

Telling the story of the PARCS Grows Everybody project.

The PARCS Grows Everybody Documentary Film

Watch the PARCS Grows Everybody documentary film here.

Learning from The Women and Girls Initiative: Final Impact Report

A page hosting our full report, with executive summary and appendices. The report tells the WGI story and shares key learning and messages

Learning from women and girls

Key insights from the five year Women and Girls Initiative

A Tavistock Kiss

A tender touch

Eric Miller’s application of an anthropological training to TIHR work

The evolution of Eric Miller’s methodology

Lunchtime Talks
Lifting neighbourhoods out of poverty

How do we harness resources to create a more cohesive system?

Lunchtime Talks
Survive and Thrive. What are we learning from the pandemic?

The Tavistock Institute team reflect on what learning about resilience is emerging from the coronavirus pandemic.

Lunchtime Talks
Human Relations 75th Anniversary Conference

The inaugural Human Relations conference, to mark 75 years of the journal, will take place in April 2023. It will celebrate our heritage, as well as looking towards the future of Human Relations.

“Feminist Co-production”: New insights from the WGI
A new briefing from the Women and Girls Initiative (WGI) is now available
Where she was to where she is now: an animation celebrating the Women and Girls Initiative

The WGI film (2022), made by Leeds Animation Workshop with women and girls working with and supported by WGI funded projects.

Lived Experience in the sector: How do we better enable a ‘We’?

Lisa Ward presents a webinar, recorded in April 2022, considering the role of lived experience in the women and girls’ sector, drawing on research with the Rape Crisis Network, ending with some practice recommendations.

Economic Abuse, it’s policy and practice implications

Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs presents a webinar, considering the evidence, policy and practice implications around economic abuse, recorded in March 2022.

Sanctuary and freedom: the transformational power of spaces for women and girls

Transforming the lives of women and girls by creating the right physical and emotional spaces - a new evidence briefing. 

Learning from the Learning Strand

Sharing insights from our evaluation of The Coronavirus Community Support Fund Grantholder Learning Strand.

Using lifeworld analysis to understand people’s experience of disasters

Embracing innovative methodologies in a series of case studies for European project that aims to increase communities’ resilience to natural disasters.

Preventing another serial killer?

A briefing demonstrating how women’s support services can help stop perpetrators in their tracks.

WGI Synthesis Report #2: 'Learning from a turbulent time'
A Learning Hub for the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF)
The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) is working with Ipsos MORI...
Two new briefings from the Women and Girls Initiative
Two briefings - on residential services and work with young women and girls – are now available.
What can design do to improve our cities?
Our cities are facing unprecedented socio-economic, environmental and public health challenges.
Responding to and learning from changes during Covid-19

The fifth and final blog from the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic sharing learning on the sector’s strengths and challenges experienced over this time, as well as some of the desires and concerns for the future expressed by project staff.

Supporting staff in the women and girls’ sector

This blog reflects on what some WGI projects were doing to increase support for staff and volunteer wellbeing during the unprecedented early days of COVID-19. It includes guidance, tools and links to a webinar on the subject.

Continuing to learn from the Women and Girls Initiative
Three more briefings are now available from the WGI Learning and impact services.
A woman’s place is in the (on-line) world?

This blog from June 2020 considers some of the benefits and disadvantages of technology for women and girls, as online communication became the ‘new normal’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual support and vulnerability in the women and girls sector

This blog shared how projects were adapting to lockdown restrictions in the early days of COVID-19, providing online, remote and socially distanced support to women and girls who were facing some of the greatest negative impacts of the pandemic.

WGI Synthesis Report #1: 'The Women and Girls Initiative'
Covid-19 and the Women and Girls Initiative

The first of 5 blogs about COVID-19, which shared some of the achievements of projects as they quickly and effectively mobilised to support women despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.

A Safer Pair of Hands: BME and specialist Violence Against Women and Girls work

A new insights briefing from the Women and Girls Initiative.

Why Work with Young Women and Girls Matters: An insights briefing

A briefing designed to support those providing services for young women and girls.

Influencing Commissioners – new guide published
A resource for projects funded through the National Lottery Community Fund’s Women and Girls Initiative.
With memory and desire
The creation of our annual report is a way of capturing “memories” or moments across the year.
Why Women’s Centres Work: An Evidence Briefing

How Women’s Centres can play a key role in meeting the needs of women in their communities?

WGI Descriptor Report: 'Diving into the Women and Girls Initiative'
Have we lost the ‘we’?

The first blog written by Professor Liz Kelly, CWASU, London Metropolitan University, for the WGI, in 2018.

Women and Girls’ Initiative – Learning and Impact Services
New project announcement...
Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT)
Hackney CVS (Community and Voluntary Services)
Evaluation of EnergySave

Learning about what works in saving energy costs and usage to support local housing residents.

Social inclusion through employment: learning from Roma integration
Research and guidance on good practices for policy makers and practitioners.
Welsh Development Agency
Office of Deputy Prime Minister, Neighbourhood Renewal Unit
Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection

Our consultants are there both to hold the space open for profound discussions and ensure that actions are taken, and accountability lines identified.

The Women & Girls Initiative

The National Lottery Community Fund has engaged the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, DMSS and CWASU (the partners), to support the Women and Girls Initiative (WGI). The partners will support the Fund’s WGI grant holders to capture and share learning, develop a community of networked services that is stronger and has greater influence.

The Women and Girls Initiative

The Women and Girls Initiative (WGI) was a National Lottery funded initiative designed to enable a stronger women and girls sector.

We were engaged to deliver the WGI Learning and Impact Services throughout the life of this initiative.

Social Dreaming

Social Dreaming is a practice of sharing and working with dreams within a social space

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