The Girls Network looking for North East women mentors

The Girls' Network works with schools to match 14-19 year old girls with strong female professionals to act as a mentor to increase confidence, aspirations and self belief. Most girls are influenced by the people closest to them, if they do not see women in challenging and rewarding jobs in varied roles they are unable to have the self belief needed to aspire to these roles themselves. You can't be what you can't see! 

Save Our Services Campaign: Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services

Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services will close at the end of March 2019 if funding cannot be found to allow the charity to continue. NDAS has launched an awareness and fundraising campaign and are looking for people from across Northumberland to say why NDAS is an important service and what the potential impact would be if NDAS closed its doors. Find out more about the campaign here

Women and Rough Sleeping

St Mungo’s has commissioned researchers from the University of York Centre for Housing Policy, Joanne Bretherton and Nicholas Pleace, to conduct a rapid evidence review exploring women's experiences of rough sleeping. The report presents fresh analysis of data from London and across England, alongside new research with women who have slept rough. Women sleeping rough are at risk of gender-based violence and abuse before, during, and after their time on the streets.

Police accuse prosecutors of 'raising bar' for rape cases after scandal over collapsed trials

Last week, The Independent reported that senior police officers have accused prosecutors of “raising the bar” for evidence required to take rapists to court, following a scandal over collapsed cases. Victims’ groups say women reporting rape are frequently told their case will not reach court unless they allow police access to their mobile phones and private communications, or sign statements that let investigators access their health records and other personal information. Read the full article here

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