Request from Dunkirk Refugee Women's Centre

Frances Timberlake, volunteer co-ordinator of a women refugee support organisation in northern France, is very interested in finding out more about women's workshops that women's projects have run. Frances says "A large part of our work in France is developing practical activities to build skills and confidence amongst the displaced women we work with, particularly more therapy-style activities as many of the women are suffering from trauma and depression as a result of their journeys.

Women Today eBulletin

Women Today's attached eBulletin is to share around your networks.

Women Today is a society where Black African Women in Tees Valley are empowered and enjoy their rights and are aware of all the services and help that are around them with support from whole communities so as to walk in the fullness of their potential.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year's theme is stress. Have a look at the Mental Health Foundation website for some great resources to help us all handle stress better

Women First Virtual Launch

On the 21st May the Women First partnership will be holding a Virtual Launch.  Please head to Facebook and Twitter and follow @WomenFirstPart1 on either, to help spread the word in the lead up to the event. 

Women First is a partnership of 21 women’s organisations, established to bring about sustainability through collaboration, innovation and enterprise. Our vision is of thriving local, independent and holistic women led services and empowered women and girls who are able to make changes in their lives and have their voice heard. 

Jobs: My Sister's Place

My Sister’s Place, Middlesbrough, is recruiting the following positions:

  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (37 hours per week): JNC Scale 26 starting salary- £23,866 
  • Support Worker (37 hours per week): JNC Scale 20 starting salary - £19,819

Closing date for applications: ​12 Noon on Friday 25th May 2018. Interview dates: Friday 1st June 2018 for IDVA post and Tuesday 5th June 2018 for the Support Worker Post. For more information, see the job listings here

EVAW: DRAFT Submission to Government Consultation on the proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill

The Government consultation on its proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill closes on 31 May. The End Violence Against Women Coalition has prepared a response and are making this available to enable others to read their suggested answers and make their own submission. The Government’s consultation is a long document, and it can feel in places that great expertise is needed to fill it in. In fact, you can leave questions blank and skip to areas where you wish to be heard.

Rape Crisis £40,000 for 40 events update

On 17th November 2018, Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland will turn 40! Throughout 2018 they will be hosting a range of fundraising events to raise £40,000 to help them continue doing vital work supporting women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. See the updated events page here

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