IPSO: Dignity for Dead Women

Level Up has launched a campaign for a new Editor’s Code to uphold victims’ dignity in media reporting on domestic violence deaths. Responsible reporting can improve public understanding of domestic violence, help victims and their families seek justice and help women at risk access support. Sign the petition here. IPSO is the largest press governing body in the UK, and it's time they introduce guidelines on reporting domestic violence deaths:

Funding: Power Up

Comic Relief has launched Power Up, a funding opportunity focused on strengthening women’s and girls’ movements.The aim of this programme is to support a diverse range of women’s rights organisations to fight against systems which perpetuate the injustices they encounter in their daily lives. Comic Relief wants to work with women and girl-led organisations, partnerships, consortia and women’s funds who are supporting women to have collective power, build movements and become change agents. This fund is for women and girl led organisations only. 

Sexual harassment at work: regulators need to take responsibilities more seriously

The Women and Equalities Committee wrote in July to ten regulatory and inspection bodies in sectors including healthcare, law, education and financial services, asking them to explain what they were doing to tackle workplace sexual harassment. The correspondence has been published following publication of the Committee’s report on sexual harassment in the workplace, which found that such harassment is widespread and commonplace, and which called for regulators to take a more active role in eradicating it. Read more

Assessing the risk of female genital mutilation

An article in Community Care describes the development of the online FGM assessment tool by the National FGM Centre to help social workers assess the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), particularly when there are no other safeguarding concerns. Source: NSPCC Caspar Alert. 

#MeToo: UK stars give £1m to sexual harassment victims

Almost exactly a year after the first #MeToo tweet - the Justice and Equality Fund awarded £1,027,699 to seven women's organisations in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. These were the first grants to be awarded from the fund. The next recipients will be announced in November. The Women's Aid Federation in Northern Ireland will receive £200,000 to re-establish a pilot rape crisis service there after a 12-year gap. Other organisations receiving grants include:

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