Greater Manchester Equality Alliance
The GM Equality Allliance (GM=EqAl) is a coalition of organisations and individuals drawn from a wide range of communities of experience across Greater Manchester.
Hosted by GMCVO and funded by GM Health & Social Care Partnership/GMCA as part of the VCSE Accord, GM=EqAl works in alliance with VCSE, public and private sector individuals and organisations to connect communities and policy makers to assist with strategic equality and diversity work within the sub-region. It takes a pan-equalities approach, focusing on the intersections between different forms of inequality, channeling multiple perspectives and developing solutions through dialogue.
Why are we doing it?
Inequalities of power, resource, health and opportunity are entrenched in the UK, and getting worse. Yet with the right levers, insights and priorities in place, Greater Manchester could turn this around. Knowledge of what is not working, what is needed and what would what get us there, exists within the communities which bear the brunt of inequality, and the organisations which support them.
GM=EqAl seeks to channel the expertise of grassroots groups, equality organisations and inclusion champions into decision making at the highest levels. We want to see transformational change in the way that ambitions are articulated, resources prioritised and outcomes monitored, and in the diversity of the governance structures themselves.