Women's Electronic Village Hall
The Women's Electronic Village Hall (EVH) was founded in order to fulfilll a requirement to meet the training needs of women in Information Technology. Manchester had it's own EVH specifically set up to address the lack of training centres for women either wanting to update their knowledge about computers or were returning to work after a career break.
The Electronic Village Hall came from a Scandinavian project in which computer centres were set up in rural areas which provided access to electronic mail systems in order to combate their isolation. This idea was taken up for inner city residents in Manchester, who did not have the opportunity to access computers and telecommunications equipment other communities were able to access.
The Manchester Women's Electonic Village Hall (Manchester EVH) was an initative created as part of the Manchester Host an early electronic communications network set up by Manchester City Council and Manchester Metropolitan University.