Rosa - Justoce and Equality Fund

The Justice and Equality Fund, supported by TIME’S UP UK, has launched new grants programmes which aim to bring an end to the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity by resourcing an expert network of advice, support and advocacy organisations and projects.

The MAC (Mother and Child) Project

The MAC (Mother and Child) Project focuses on the rights of women and girls who are or have been in the care system and who are now pregnant or have children. The Project is a collaboration of two organisations – the Astraea Project and Central England Law Centre.

A Crisis in Rape Crisis

Ahead of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sexual Violence session looking at the funding landscape for specialist support services, rape survivor and campaigner Fern Champion, and Rape Crisis England & Wales Policy Officer Rebecca Hitchen, appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC2 to discuss chronic under-resourcing of counselling and advocacy for victims and survivors. A Crisis in Rape Crisis:

Jobs: Teeside SARC

Safe In Tees Valley are seeking to appoint a Daytime Crisis Worker to act as part of the north east SARC-support service with specific responsibility to operate from the Teesside SARC. Full time – initial 2 year contract with an option to extend for a further 2 years subject to review, £22,700. Closing date: 2nd August, 12 noon. The daytime SARC Crisis Worker will provide a consistent, first point of contact for all enquiries to the Teesside SARC. The service is available to provide support for all victims of rape and other sexual offences.

Funding: Buttle UK

The Anchor Project from Buttle UK is an opportunity to help children who have experienced suffering through domestic abuse. They aim to provide funding for things like items (books, beds and bedding) or activities (swimming, counselling), all with the aim to alleviate the range of suffering that a child may be experiencing. Find out more: Buttle UK

Draft guidance on Relationships and Sex Education released

The Government has released the draft guidance relating to Relationships and Sex Education, and are seeking views in response. Responses can be submitted via the online survey, and the consultation is open until 7th November 2018. Responding to the release of the guidance, the End Violence Against Women Coalition stated that despite endemic levels of sexual violence and harassment, Government plans still fall short of what children need and more is needed to prevent abuse.

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