Researching women and the justice system in the West End of Newcastle

Ana Speed is a solicitor and PhD student at Northumbria University. Her doctorate focusses on barriers women face engaging with the justice system. As part of this, she is carrying out a study into perceptions of access to justice for women in the West-End of Newcastle and the role that community and religious organisations play in supporting their female service users in legal disputes.

Smallwood Trust are recruiting a Board Member

The Smallwood Trust has been helping women out of poverty for more than a century. As they move towards their 135th anniversary in 2021 they are looking for additional board members who can help them accelerate their strategy to achieve a gender equal economy and society. Deadline to apply is March 8th 2020.  Find out more here.


For women especially ‘levelling up’ means investment in people, not just roads and rail

After months of speculation, the government has given HS2 – a high speed railway connecting the North and South of England and costing an estimated £100 billion – the green light. Investment in this physical infrastructure are welcome: but if this new government is committed to ‘levelling up’ underfunded regions it is not just high speed railways and buses that are needed but investment in social infrastructure. Read the full blog here


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