Supreme Court Worboys Case: Clear and Final Ruling – Police must investigate rape properly & failing to do so breaks the law

The End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW), NIA, Rape Crisis England & Wales and Southall Black Sisters (SBS) – four women’s groups who intervened in a Supreme Court case where the Met Police and Home Secretary tried to argue that the police cannot be held to account when they fail to investigate serious crimes adequately – are delighted at the 21 February historic ruling by the Supreme Court which makes clear that the police must investigate rape properly to ensure human rights are protected. The women’s groups paid tribute to the victims of John Worboys who have fought this case

Jobs: Safe In Tees Valley

Safe in Tees Valley has been commissioned to manage the Teesside SARC and develop and deliver a new and exciting regional Crisis Service to support all victims engaging with the Teesside, Durham and Northumbria/Tyne & Wear SARCs. They are recruiting for the following positions:

Yarl's Wood Detainees begin hunger strike

“On the 21/02/18 the Yarl’s Wood Detainees began a hunger strike in which approximately 120 people took part in a protest against some of the more offensive practices of the Home Office which include but are by no means limited to the following:

Sisters Uncut storm the BAFTAS

Sisters Uncut stormed the BAFTA red carpet to protest Theresa May’s upcoming Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill, which they say will criminalise survivors while distracting from devastating funding cuts to domestic violence services nationwide. A group of activists from Sisters Uncut jumped onto the carpet as celebrities were arriving at the ceremony wearing t-shirts declaring “Time’s Up Theresa.” While laying on the red carpet, they chanted “the DV Bill’s a cover-up, Theresa May your time is up.” Read the full press release on the Sisters Uncut website

Rosa launch Equality and Justice Fund

Rosa, the only UK-Wide Fund for Women and Girls, has launched the new Justice and Equality Fund, which they will host and manage. Inspired by the phenomenal #metoo campaign and TIME’S UP movement, this initiative is being launched by a group of women in the entertainment industry, in collaboration with women’s organisations and activists in the UK. Research shows that over half of women in the UK have experienced sexual harassment at work, and this reflects cultural and systemic problems that need bold solutions.

Jobs: A Way Out, Stockton

An exciting opportunity has arisen within A Way Out for a Business Development Manager who will play a crucial part in the delivery of the business plan and funding strategy to maintain and grow the organisation (Permanent contract, 15 hours/week, £30,892 pro rata). The post holder will be a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) working in partnership with the CEO to identify new business and funding opportunities. As part on an income generation strategy the Business Development Manager will be responsible for securing income through trusts and gran

'Upskirting' should be a criminal offence

This week, the debate around making ‘Upskirting’ a criminal offence continues. 3 women spoke on the Victoria Derbyshire Show about their experiences of upskirting, and the BBC reported on the continued campaign to have upskirting recognised as a specific offence in England and Wales. 

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