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The Government has released a series of documents relating to FGM this week including: a response to the Home Affairs Select Committee report on FGM; a statement opposing FGM; procedural information about the mandatory reporting of FGM and a fact sheet about FGM protection orders.
Pressure is mounting on the government to introduce compulsory sex and relationships education (SRE) in schools after five chairs of parliamentary select committees sent a strongly worded letter to the education secretary demanding a change in policy.
An article on the website moneysavingexpert.com looks at the plight of survivors of domestic abuse who can be charged more than £100 to get their GP to support their legal aid application - with some paying up to £300. The article includes advice about how to avoid the fees.
Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, has announced the launch of the Woman to Woman fund. With grants of up to £25,000, no fewer than 100 local grassroots women’s organisations across the UK will be supported using funds from the Tampon Tax.
Labour MP Tom Watson has started a campaign saying "No GP should charge victims of domestic abuse for a letter they need to access legal aid. It’s unfair. It’s immoral. And it has to stop." You can sign and share the petition here.
To mark the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls, the Government has released a pack with statitsics and information, alongside guidance for communications campaigns.
This important report was produced for Standing Together and reveals systemic failings in the response to domestic violence murders. It looks at learning from 32 domestic homicide reviews across England and Wales and includes recommendations for different professionals including the police, adult social care, children's social care, health and schools.
Comic Relief is to receive a further £3 million fund from HM Treasury for work to combat violence against women and girls. Working to protect, inspire and empower women and girls across the UK is a key strategic priority for Comic Relief. This funding builds on the £3 million fund received from HM Treasury in March 2016 to support organisations across the UK focusing on issues including maternal mental health; girls in gangs; women in sport; women in tech, as well as providing core funding to women’s organisations.
The Sunderland domestic abuse specialist charity has been told it may lose all its local authority funding from June 2017. Wearside Women In Need has four houses across the city which every year provide a haven for more than 350 vulnerable women and children fleeing their homes.It also has three offices from where it rusn support projects.
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The NEWomen's Network aims to strengthen the women's sector by encouraging collaboration between women's groups and by building alliances across other sectors. Read more »
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