Help Stop Women Being Denied Justice After Rape

Women and girls across the country are discovering that if they are raped, there is very little chance of the man who raped them ever being brought to justice.

The catastrophic drop in rape prosecutions by the Crown Prosecution Service requires immediate action - we're mounting a legal challenge, with End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW), against the CPS and we need your help.

New Project - Wise Steps Employability Programme at WHiST

WHiST's new employability programme provides one to one tailored support to enable women to take positive steps towards work and help with accessing employment, training and work experience opportunities as well as support with job search, achieving qualifications and improving health, wellbeing and life chances. If you are interested in signing up to the programme or would like further information please contact Asia Uddin, Employment Coach on 0191 454 6959

Gender & IoT (Internet of Things)

Gender and Internet of Things (GIoT) is an interdisciplinary project exploring the implications of IoT on gender-based domestic violence and abuse. The project asks how will IoT impact on gender-based domestic violence and abuse and what socio-technical measures will need to be implemented in order to mitigate against those risks?

The GIoT team offers free one-hour training sessions for support services*. In the course of it, you will explore the risks of domestic abuse linked to emerging technologies.

Your Back Her Business idea could win £2,000

Crowdfunder is looking to award £2,000 to 12 women to get their new business ideas off the ground, as part of Back Her Business.

"Through Back Her Business we’re helping women throughout the UK who are thinking of starting a business, and we’re looking for exciting business ideas to support.

Report launch: Benefits or barriers? Making social security work for survivors of violence and abuse across the UK’s four nations

Aspects of the social security system undermine the UK Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill.

Economic abuse is included in a statutory definition of abuse in the draft Domestic Abuse Bill; but the Bill’s potential is undermined by aspects of the benefits system that give additional scope for abusers to misuse benefits (e.g. the Universal Credit single payment) and by failing to meet survivors’ needs.

Read the full report here.

Unfair so-called 'same roof rule' finally abolished

On 13th June 2019, the so-called 'same roof rule', which has unfairly denied many victims and survivors access to the Criminal Injuries Compensation they deserve following child sexual abuse and other sexual and violent offences, was finally abolished.

Projects set to help women back to work

Minister for Women & Equalities, Penny Mordaunt, announces that seven organisations in England have been awarded funding to support innovative projects which aim to help women back into work.

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