Women's prison population close to 4,000 after rapid twelve-month rise

The number of women in prison in England and Wales is in touching distance of 4,000 for the first time in four-and-a-half years. Ministry of Justice figures released last Friday show the female prison population currently stands at 3,994. The latest edition of Prison: the facts (Bromley briefings summer 2017), published today, shows an increase of 200 women in prison in the past year has pushed the female prison population towards this significant watershed after years of gradual but sustained decline in the numbers of women behind bars.

Violence against Women and Girls, Infrastructure and Cities

Infrastructure & Cities for Economic Development (ICED) has produced a briefing paper: Violence against Women and Girls, Infrastructure and Cities. The paper provides a framework for how to address violence against women and girls (VAWG) through programming and policy dialogue on infrastructure and cities. It aims to support Department for International Development (DFID) advisors and programme managers to integrate VAWG as an important consideration of all urban and infrastructure programming and policy dialogue. 

Helping parents to safeguard their children from sexual exploitation

The University of Bedfordshire’s International Centre and Parents against child sexual exploitation (Pace) have published an evaluation of the Parents as partners in safeguarding children and young people in Lancashire project, which was delivered from June 2014 - May 2017. This centred around the work of a Parent Liaison Officer (PLO), who provided flexible, one-to-one support to parents and families whose child was at risk, or a victim, of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Jobs: Women's Workshop

Women’s Workshop is looking for an Administrator, 8 hours a week until 30th April 2018 (£10 per hour or £12 if self-employed).

Jobs: Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services

Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services is looking for a CYP Domestic Abuse Prevention Practitioner (£20,253 per annum pro rata based on a 37.5 hour week). The post is based in Hexham, Northumberland, 35 hours per week, fixed term contract for 24 months (extension depending on funding).

Jobs: Changing Lives

Changing Lives is looking for a Women’s Intensive Support Worker (£22,836 pro rata) – based in Newcastle, 30 hours per week, fixed term contract for 1 year.

Are you an experienced Support Worker with specialist experience in Women’s Services looking for a rewarding new career? Do you have experience supporting vulnerable, and socially excluded people in the local community? Want to work for an organisation that helps people build brighter futures for themselves and their families? If so, our new, part-time Women’s Intensive Support Worker role could be the perfect fit.

Global Rape Epidemic report

Equality Now released their Global Rape Epidemic report to spark a global conversation and action towards transforming the world's failing rape laws. The findings and analysis in this report are a reflection of information and trends emerging from a review of surveys on sexual violence laws submitted by members of the legal profession in 82 jurisdictions - including within 73 UN member states - around the world. Equality Now deliver the accompanying petition to governments attending the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva this month.

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