First statistics on FGM Protection Orders

The Ministry of Justice has released family court statistics for England and Wales in April - June 2016. Between the introduction of Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders (FGMPOs) in July 2015 and the end of June 2016, there have been 77 applications and 68 orders made for a FGMPO.

Comic Relief launches Tech for Good fund

Comic Relief has just launched a very focused fund to support the development of digital projects that meet it's over-arching aims (which include empowering women and girls). Grants of between £15,000 and £46,500 are available, with an additional £3,500 to access additional support. This programme aims to provide the opportunity for not-for-profit organisations who already have some technological capacity to take their digital innovation projects forward. It is looking to fund teams to make a significant digital step forward within four months.

Alcohol Research UK – research innovation grants

Funding of up to £60,000 is available for projects that address emerging issues in alcohol research, employ novel theoretical or methodological approaches, or pilot new work in treatment or service delivery. Whilst violence against women and girls is not explicitly mentioned, it is a key factor in many of the areas which are highlighted.

The research priority for 2016-17 is “treatment and recovery today” - in particular, proposals that address one or more of the following areas:

Support with corporate fundraising

Charities believe corporate fundraising is a key growth area. But recent research by the Institute of Fundraising has revealed that just 7% of charities with a corporate fundraising programme feel that it is “fully developed”. Nearly a fifth of charities (19%) were either “just starting out” with their corporate fundraising programme or had no programme at all, with smaller charities being drastically more likely to fall into this category.

Partner exploitation and violence in teenage intimate relationships: Incidence and impact of partner abuse in young people

First published in 2009, this was the first study in Great Britain to provide a detailed picture of the incidence and impact of teenage partner violence.

1,353 young people, between 13 and 17 years old from England, Scotland and Wales took part in the research survey and 91 young people took part in in-depth interviews.

Although a body of evidence exists on adult experiences of domestic violence, very little is known about partner exploitation and violence in teenagers' own intimate relationships and encounters in the UK.

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