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Why are so many women homeless?

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Wednesday, February 19th

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Sheltering in doorways in major cities all across the United Kingdom, the number of women rough sleeping is growing at a truly alarming rate. And for them, life on the streets is much tougher than it is for men: one in four women will report a sexual assault on the street in any one year; they're physically and verbally abused by others, they have particular personal hygiene needs that make day-to-day existence so much harder. What is driving women to the streets and what are we doing to help them?

Chair: David Taylor, Editor and Partner, Tortoise and Audrey Gillan, freelance journalist

What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?
A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled on what we call a 'leader conference' in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table. It's where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It's where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.
Drinks from 18:00, starts promptly at 18:30. If you are late to a ThinkIn you can 'SlinkIn'!
If you would like to contribute to this ThinkIn, let us know by emailing thinkin@tortoisemedia.com
We film our ThinkIns so we can watch them back, edit the best bits and share them with members who weren't there in person.
Members can find their ThinkIn booking code in My Tortoise, under My Membership.

Category: Lifestyle

Price: Complimentary ThinkIn Ticket: GBP 0.00

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