Young Women's Trust Film Launch

Young Women's Trust says 

We're launching our powerful new film inspired by the recent 100 year anniversary of some women getting the vote. It stars our very own young women talking about the challenges still faced by women today and why more needs to be done.

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Home Office launches refresh of cross-government Ending Violence Against Women & Girls Strategy

The Home Office has published its refreshed violence against women and girls (VAWG) strategy. The refreshed action plan, which was first launched in 2016, sets out new measures to help protect women and girls. This includes a cross-sector, end-to-end review into how rape and sexual violence cases are handled across the criminal justice system. Other policies among the 54 commitments being made are pledges to:

Jobs: North Tyneside Council

An exciting opportunity has arisen and applications are invited for a Domestic Abuse Housing Outreach Worker (37 hours per week, £23,111 - £25,463pa pay award pending). This is a fixed term position within the Council’s Housing Advice Team. The purpose of the role is to provide high quality practical and emotional support to households who are living with, or have lived with, domestic abuse and/or violence and have a housing need.

Rape survivor challenges Prime Minister to fund Rape Crisis counselling services

On the 8th March 2019, International Women’s Day) 25-year-old Fern Champion, who was raped in 2016, has launched a petition, and written to the Prime Minister asking her to ensure there is always specialist rape counselling support available for everyone who seeks it. Fern’s letter to the Prime Minister asks for a meeting with her to discuss the appalling absence of adequate funding to specialist independent services in the community.

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