Identifying the factors that facilitate women who have experienced sexual assault to attend their cervical smear test

Royal Holloway University and the My Body Back project have launched a study to understand more about what factors may be related to how often women who have experienced sexual assault intend to and do attend their cervical smear. This is with the hope to inform support for those who do not regularly attend. The study is all based online, and will take approximately 20-40 minutes to complete and involve a few questionnaires. No personally identifiable information will be asked of you so your data will be stored with a participant ID number.

Developing bystander responses to sexual harassment among young people

In 2014 the Fundamental Rights Agency found that sexual harassment was the most prevalent form of violence against girls and women, across the 28 EU member states. A promising new approach to the prevention of sexual harassment is targeting young people as bystanders, inviting them to notice and intervene in sexual harassment situations.

SafeLives Guidance: Domestic abuse practitioners giving evidence in court

Due to the police’s requirement to record third party evidence, and as practitioners are increasingly based within remote locations - such as hospitals and police stations, where they may be witnessing domestic abuse incidents or evidence of abuse - they may be increasingly asked to make third party reports or statements to the police. In some cases, this could lead to a summons or request to give evidence in criminal court. SafeLives has produced guidance for domestic abuse practitioners giving evidence in court

Beamish Museum to celebrate International Women’s Day, 8th, 10th and 11th March

Beamish Museum is celebrating IWD this year, with the chance to join in with Suffragette rallies in The 1900s Town at 11am and 2pm each day, as well as learn about the role of women in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s in the different areas around the museum.

In The Pit Village school visitors can also make a rosette in suffragette colours and on Saturday, 11th March there will be the singing of women’s songs.

http://www.beamish.org.uk/events/international-womens-day/

 

Join the Knicker Revolution!

The theme for International Women’s Day 2018 is #pressforprogress, progress for equality for all, progress for ending violence against women, girls and other vulnerable people. Newcastle has been at the forefront of women’s radical action, from the Suffragettes plotting to break windows as they drank tea in Fenwick’s café in the 1900s, to the first Women’s Liberation conference held outside London in the 1970s, to being one of only four British cities to host a Slutwalk in 2011.

‘Stepping up’ – Women in Leadership An NOCN Level 2 Certificate with the TUC

Come and join our exciting new Women in leadership programme – ‘stepping up’ course, for those wishing to develop their leadership positions within the trade union movement, or build their CV skills to advance into leadership roles within their organisation and communities. This course for Women trade unionists, will be delivered in the TUC’s Northern region over 5 days between February and September 2018 and will require some online learning and development too. This will require a level of commitment to achieve an NOCN level 2 Certificate qualification on completion.

Not worth reporting: Women’s experiences of drug-facilitated sexual assault

Dominant narratives around the links between sexual violence and alcohol or other drug use are often problematic, if not outright victim-blaming. This includes public awareness campaigns that seek to limit women’s freedom of movement and expression through advice to limit drinking or take taxis home from bars, through to jury attitudes that result in women being seen as less ‘reliable’ witnesses in court if they were intoxicated at the time of the offence.

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