The Young Women's Trust Awards

Help the Young Women's Trust to recognise all the amazing young women we meet through our work AND all the young women we are still to meet in the UK who overcomechallenges every day to find and stay in work.

You can nominate yourself or a young woman you know for an award by clicking on the buttons below. 
Nominations are open until 1 January 2019. The categories are: 

Annual Violence Against Women & Girls report from Crown Prosecution Service

The 11th annual Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) report published on 26th September 2018 reveals that the number of referrals, prosecutions and convictions for rape cases, and VAWG offences overall, has fallen, despite record numbers of victims and survivors of these crimes now reporting to the police. The number of referrals, prosecutions and convictions for rape-flagged cases has fallen, with a 9.1 per cent fall in referrals from the police and a 23.1 per cent fall in the number of suspects charged.

A full review of the treatment of rape in the justice system is needed

In response to the publication of the CPS’ annual Violence Against Women and Girls report, 20 signatories – including representatives of Equality Now, the End Violence Against Women Coalition, Southall Black Sisters and Rape Crisis – in an open letter to The Guardian, said the fall in rape charges gave “enormous cause for concern when added to [the Guardian’s] investigations”. The letter calls for an independent, end-to-end review of the treatment of rape in the justice system. Read the full letter here

Police demands for potential rape victims' data spark privacy fears

In the third part of a series of reports on rape justice, The Guardian revealed that police are demanding almost unfettered access to highly personal records and data from potential rape victims before pressing ahead with their cases. In some areas, complainants are being asked to disclose health, school and college records, counselling notes and all data from their electronic devices, documents obtained under freedom of information requests show.

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