Women's Housing Forum relaunch event

Women's Housing Forum relaunch event

Published 26 May 2023

Join us as we celebrate the relaunch of the Women's Housing Forum (WHF) at the Institution of Structural Engineers on Monday, 12th June.

Our event is open to professionals working within and outside the housing sector who would like to learn more about these challenges women face in accessing and keeping their homes.

Women living in social housing are also welcome to attend.

During the day, we will discuss the links between the structural gender inequality and housing and our Keynote speakers will bring their distinct perspectives on this important issue.

Our Workshops will also explore some of these issues further with a view to highlighting what practical steps social housing providers and policymakers can take to help better meet women's housing needs.

The event will be co-chaired by Zaiba Qureshi, Chief Executive of Housing for Women. and Tracey Downie, Chief Executive of Women's Pioneer Housing.

Zaiba and Tracey said:

"This will be the first time the forum has met in person since the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope the relaunch will reunite those wishing to challenge gender inequality and raise awareness of the issues women face in accessing affordable housing both within and outside of the housing sector.

“We believe housing is a feminist issue, and we established the WHF to begin to address the challenges women face in accessing and keeping housing. Raising awareness of the link between women's housing needs and gender inequality is our key objective. We hope the day will inform and influence policymakers and key decision makers in the sector to tackle and improve these issues."

The WHF event will start at 9.30am on Monday, 12th June at the Institute of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London EC1V 3PS.