Durham vigil in solidarity with US student

The Durham It Happens Here campaign are holding a vigil in solidarity with the Stanford sexual assault survivor and all victim-survivors of sexual violence at 8.30 on Saturday 11th June, at the same time as students in Oxford, on Palace Green. If you would like more info or to share the details, the Facebook event is here.

Home Office funding for sexual abuse services

The Home Office has launched a £600,000 fund open to voluntary organisations across the UK who provide services to victims and survivors of sexual abuse.  This opportunity is now open and will close on 28th June with an expectation that all applications for funding will be to provide services from 1st August 2016 to 31st March 2017.  Follow this link for further information

Revenge porn amendment proposed - support needed now

Last month the Women's Equality Party launched its e-Quality campaign to protect women’s rights online. Using the hashtag #CtrlAltDelete it spoke out about the ways in which cyber abuse is controlling, modifying and excluding women’s voices from online discussion. It now wants to put its proposals into law.

Griffin Society publishes research around women and criminal justice

In the last few weeks, the Griffins Society has published four new pieces of research by Griffins fellows:  Probation Officers accounts of practice with women convicted of intimate partner violence towards men (Gareth Hole);  Losing my voice - a study of the barriers and facilitators to disclosure for sex-working women in residential drug treatment (Kirsty Tate); Time after time - a study of women's transitions from custody (Jean O'Neill): Prison as a place of safety for women with complex health needs (Tamara Pattinson).

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