Jobs: A Way Out

A Way Out are seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Complex Needs Worker (full time, contract/temporary, £20,546) to join their established Liberty Team in a new role working in partnership as part of the team led by Durham Tees Valley Community Rehabilitation Company (DTV CRC) working across Cleveland.  The role will be part of a multi-agency team offering an assertive community outreach and recovery service targeting vulnerable females who are at risk of offending.

Festival of Women callout

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums’ ‘Women of Tyneside’ project are hosting a Festival of Women from March-June 2019. TWAM are inviting organisations of share their events and activities so they can promote and celebrate collaboratively through the printed programme which will be distributed across Tyneside early next year. Deadline for submission of information: 15th January 2019.  

Women abused on Twitter every 30 seconds - new study

1.1 million abusive or problematic tweets were sent to women last year - an average of one every 30 seconds - Amnesty International revealed as it as it released a ground-breaking study into abuse against women politicians and journalists from the UK and US on Twitter. More than 6,500 volunteers from 150 countries signed up to take part in Amnesty’s 'Troll Patrol', a unique crowdsourcing project designed to process large-scale data about online abuse.

Standards to reduce reoffending in cases of violence against women: Wales

The Welsh Government has published new standards to improve the services provided for perpetrators of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence in Wales and to better protect those who have experienced this abuse. The standards follow the commitment made in the Government's Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Act to increase the focus on holding perpetrators to account and provide opportunities to change their behaviour.

Female Offenders Funding Expression of Interest - deadline now!

The Ministry of Justice is offering up to £650,000 in resource funding for 2018/19 for investment in female offender services. Expressions of Interests are invited for projects which could benefit from a resource funding grant, and which meet the funding criteria. Projects must be aligned with, and further the aims of, the female offender strategy, and you need approval from your National Probation Service’s Divisional Director.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence report into the Funding and Commissioning of Sexual Violence and Abuse Services 2018

Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sexual Violence launched the group's report into the ‘Funding and Commissioning of Sexual Violence and Abuse Services’.  The report finds that sexual violence and abuse victims wait up to 14 months to access valued counselling at Rape Crisis Centres, and the sector does not have the resources to keep up with demand.

Life-Changing & Life-Saving: Funding for the women’s sector

The Women’s Budget Group and Women’s Resource Centre have launched a report focusing on specialist women’s organisations. With the exception of one organisation in the survey and one organisation in the qualitative interviews, all organisations who participated in this research are led by women, offering services and support targeted specifically to women. The aim of this report is to analyse how these specialist, often local organisations are faring in the current funding environment.

Police to stop passing on immigration status of crime victims

Police will cease to automatically pass information about people suspected of being in the country illegally to deportation authorities if they come forward as victims of crime, according to a new policy hammered out in the wake of the Windrush scandal, the Guardian has learned. These changes were made possible by the work of migrant women survivors, black-led VAWG organisations including Southall Black Sisters and Latin American Women’s Rights Service, and campaigners. Follow the #StepUpMigrantWomen campaign. 

Survey for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse – APPG for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, has launched a national survey of adult survivors. The survey has been created by the APPG to support its response to the Government’s new Victims Strategy. The APPG wants to provide Government with a true picture of the views of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The survey explores survivors’ experiences of support services and the criminal justice system.

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