Change.org petition on domestic abuse refuge spaces during Covid19

Right now, the lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus is leaving those at risk of domestic violence trapped inside their homes with their abusers. There are already signs of a surge in cases across the UK in the last two weeks - helplines have seen a huge increase in demand and 9 people have been killed.

Update from Activate

We wanted to give you a bit of an update about what’s been going on at Activate. Well we have been busy and as the UK braced for a lockdown amidst the pandemic we wanted to take stock of what we have done so far and find reasons to celebrate.
 
Looking back at our achievements:

Helplines Open during the Cornavirus Outbreak

You don’t need to suffer abuse in isolation. These helplines are still open to support you even during the Corona outbreak.

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland, 0800 035 2794, Monday - Thursday (6pm - 8.30pm), Friday (11am - 2pm)

Angelou Centre, local BME Women’s organisation, 0191 226 0394

Newcastle Integrated Domestic Abuse Service, 0191 214 6501, 24-hour

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline, 0800 999 5428, Monday and Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm/ Wednesday to Thursday, 10:00am - 8:00pm

National Domestic Abuse Helpline, 0808 2000 247, 24-hour

Covid19- Help and Support Group For Asylum Seekers in North East,UK

If possible, please share and like the page below. Due to the ongoing food crisis and asylum seekers are living gon £37 a week which is £5 a day are struggling a lot to get basic foods and needs. Created this platform to spread the information and help available for the asylum seekers in need now. All organisations in the northeast can join and help us to reach via this platform and if you can send us your plan we can signpost asylum seekers in your community in need asap.

Statement on Salmond Verdict – Rape Crisis Scotland

This will be a really difficult day for many survivors who have been following this case.

Regardless of the verdict, the detailed descriptions and court coverage has been triggering and very hard for many people. As the volume and nature of calls to our helpline show, whenever there are public conversations about sexual crimes, survivors are listening.

How is the Coronavirus outbreak affecting women? – Fawcett survey

If you are interested in sharing your experiences with us, it will help us to better understand how the Coronavirus is affecting the lives of women across the country – and campaign to make sure that women’s voices are heard and their needs met during this crisis.

Coronavirus and child contact arrangements – Rights of Women

At Rights of Women we have been receiving calls seeking advice about contact arrangements in the current pandemic.

Many families will have to make changes to the arrangements that were in place but how significant those changes are will depend on the circumstances of the individual family.

We have set out below what we believe to be the most sensible approach in the current climate. On this page we cover:

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