Kundalini Yoga for women survivors of sexual violence: Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

6-30-7.45pm: Thursday 18th April – Thursday 11th July, central Newcastle. This 12 week group is an opportunity for women from Tyneside and Northumberland who have experienced sexual violence to practice simple yoga. The sessions will take place in central Newcastle with Jerry, our teacher who is fully-trained in trauma-informed kundalini yoga. If you are interested in this yoga class, please contact jhutchinson@rctn.org.uk for further details.

CWJ Launch Super-Complaint: Police Failure To Use Protective Measures In Cases Involving Violence Against Women And Girls

Through work with frontline women’s sector organisations who support survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) has become concerned that the various legal measures intended to provide protection to women are not being applied properly on the ground. This super-complaint addresses four legal powers available to the police in detail and explores the extent to which, and the reasons why, they are not being used adequately.

Universal Credit and Survival Sex: sex in exchange for meeting survival needs inquiry

The Work and Pensions Committee is calling for evidence  -  from anyone affected or with experience of this issue - about a possible link between  Universal Credit and “survival sex”. The Committee has opened this phase in its Universal Credit inquiry in response  to reports from charities and support organisations that increasing numbers of people—overwhelmingly women—have been getting involved in “survival sex” as a direct result of welfare policy changes. These include the roll-out of Universal Credit.

Challenging sexual violence

The University of Bedfordshire is looking for academics and institutions interested in developing a supportive community of academics working to promote child centred, participatory and rights based approaches to challenging sexual violence. Interested parties are asked to fill out a short online form.

Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy - Call for Evidence

The Women's Budget Group is heading up a new Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy. Here are details of the first general call for evidence which your organisation might want to feed in to. Full details of the call from the WBG for evidence are below – the deadline is 31 March 2019.

Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy


Young Women's Film Academy - Seeking two Trustees to support and develop a young and unique charity

The Young Women’s Film Academy (YWFA) is unique in being the only dedicated film academy for young women in the UK, and is based in Newcastle. The YWFA includes both short-term outreach film projects working with young women in communities across the North East, as well as an on-going Saturday Club enabling young women aged 12 years and over the opportunity to be introduced and eventually well-skilled in filmmaking. The films produced are then used to highlight issues of oppression or difficulty to other young women in the region.


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