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The Women and Equalities Committee has published its report on sexual harassment of women and girls in public places. The report calls on the Government to tackle public sexual harassment of women and girls urgently and makes seven key recommendations for action. The Committee said the UK Government has a strong reputation for taking seriously the prevention of sexual abuse and violence overseas, but is failing to address the problem at home.
The Chronicle has reported on the new data regarding conviction rates for sexual offences in the North East. More than 8,000 offences were reported to police in the North East last year, but only 531 people were brought to justice for them. The data shows that when offenders do appear in court the conviction rate is reasonably high, with 82% of prosecutions in the region being successful.
The Residential Landlord's Association has worked with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance to provide advice to landlords on where to go for help in relation to domestic abuse cases amongst tenants. DAHA has created a useful guide for landlords and you can hear DAHA Development Manager Victoria Watts talk more about the project
EVA Women’s Aid (Redcar, Cleveland) is recruiting a Mental Health Support Worker (15 hours per week. Fixed-term contract for up to two years. Salary £23,000 pro rata). Closing date - noon Wednesday 14th November 2018. For an application pack please visit the EVA Women's Aid website.
On 23rd October 2018, Members of Parliament will have the opportunity to vote on a Ten-Minute Rule Bill to take abortion out of the criminal law in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. This is a key measure for protecting the right to access abortion services, particularly for women in abusive or controlling relationships. The End Violence Against Women Coalition, the Fawcett Society, Imkaan, Rape Crisis England & Wales, Southall Black Sisters and Women’s Aid Federation of England support this bill and ask MPs to vote in favour.
In an open letter, Centre for Women’s Justice and its clients have called on the administration of the House of Commons to implement Dame Laura Cox’s proposed reforms in full and make Westminster a safe place of work for women.
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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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