Powerful new film advocating for SRE in schools

As most children and young people head back to school this week, the Everyday Sexism Project and the End Violence Against Women Coalition launched a powerful new short film with a shocking message on the consequences of the failure to ensure every young person receives good Sex & Relationships Education (SRE) at school.

North East refuges under threat

Results from a recent NEEVAWG Network survey shows more than 76% of the refuge bed spaces in the North East are under threat from the latest round of Government cuts. NEEVAWG asked North East refuge providers about the likely impact of the Governments proposals to cap housing benefit for supported accomodation. The survey results show the sector would be decimated with a number of refuges forced to close entirely.

Women's Aid warns of refuge closures in England and Wales

Startling new statistics from a national survey by Women’s Aid England and Women’s Aid Wales show that 67% of specialist domestic abuse refuges in England will be forced to close if they are not exempted from the Government’s plans to cap housing benefit. 87% of refuges in England would not be able to continue with their current level of provision. In Wales, 69% of refuges will be forced to close, and 100% would not be able to continue with their current level of provision.

CPS prosecuting and convicting record numbers of VAWG crimes

The CPS's annual Violence against Women and Girls report shows that rape, domestic abuse and sexual offences now account for 18.6 per cent of the CPS's total caseload and this figure has been increasing year-on-year. In 2015/16, the CPS prosecuted 117,568 defendants for all crimes grouped together as Violence against Women and Girls. More than 100,000 defendants were prosecuted for domestic abuse, with over 75,000 convicted - the highest volumes ever recorded, also reaching the highest ever conviction rate of 75.4 per cent by March 2016.

Street Harassment Discussion

25 Oct 2016 - 15:00
Age UK Northumberland The Round House Lintonville Parkway NE63 9JZ Ashington United Kingdom


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