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25 November - 10 December 2019
Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) commission Changing Lives Women and Criminal Justice Service to coordinate, develop and maintain community hubs for women in Northumbria.
Women’s Intensive Support, is a service run by Changing Lives for victims/survivors of any form of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) who may have difficulty engaging with traditional specialist services (e.g. refuge) because of complex needs. This was initially a one year fixed term pilot which has now been extended until March 2020.
18th July Complicated Matters: The Links Between Experiences of Domestic & Sexual Violence, Substance Use and Mental Ill-health (CPD Accredited)
While political blackness seems to be making quite a comeback, this resurgence has also met with frustration and ambivalence. This paper aims to make sense of why this mobilising concept is accepted in some contemporary black feminist circles and outright rejected in others. It unpicks the diasporic dimensions of political blackness, reflecting on the issues that converged to foreground ‘black’ as the basis for mobilising women of African and Asian decent to engage in collective activism.
FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS: TRANSFORMING THE FACE OF BUSINESS
Earlier this year, the Alison Rose Review identified the three biggest opportunities to help female entrepreneurs, which included “…relatable and accessible mentors and networks”. Since 2003 the NatWest everywoman Awards has been providing exactly this by building a community of the UK’s leading female business owners and connecting them with peers, advisors and investors.
125 cross party MPs, led by Labour's Louise Haigh, wrote to the Ministry of Justice demanding an independent inquiry into the failure of the family courts to protect victims of abuse and their children from domestic abuse.
Disappointingly the MoJ responded by saying that they would hold a snap (12 week) Inquiry but that it would not be independent. Retired senior Family Judge Sir Paul Coleridge remarked on the Victoria Derbyshire programme that they would discover nothing meaningful in just 12 weeks due to the complexity of domestic abuse.
Women in the Economy
Eliminating discrimination against women (CEDAW)
The NEWomen's Network aims to strengthen the women's sector by encouraging collaboration between women's groups and by building alliances across other sectors. Read more »
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