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Helplines Open during the Cornavirus Outbreak

You don’t need to suffer abuse in isolation. These helplines are still open to support you even during the Corona outbreak.

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland, 0800 035 2794, Monday - Thursday (6pm - 8.30pm), Friday (11am - 2pm)

Angelou Centre, local BME Women’s organisation, 0191 226 0394

Newcastle Integrated Domestic Abuse Service, 0191 214 6501, 24-hour

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline, 0800 999 5428, Monday and Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm/ Wednesday to Thursday, 10:00am - 8:00pm

National Domestic Abuse Helpline, 0808 2000 247, 24-hour

Covid19- Help and Support Group For Asylum Seekers in North East,UK

If possible, please share and like the page below. Due to the ongoing food crisis and asylum seekers are living gon £37 a week which is £5 a day are struggling a lot to get basic foods and needs. Created this platform to spread the information and help available for the asylum seekers in need now. All organisations in the northeast can join and help us to reach via this platform and if you can send us your plan we can signpost asylum seekers in your community in need asap.

UK Somalis 'racially profiled' over FGM

Parents are wrongly being arrested and having their children taken into care due to the stigma around female genital mutilation (FGM), members of the UK Somali community have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme. They say figures suggesting tens of thousands of girls are at risk in the UK are inaccurate.

"Social services with the police came to the house, removed our children and arrested my wife. We didn't know what the allegations were - nobody said anything, nobody asked us anything, it was just really a shock," said Yusef - not his real name.

#N8 New Pioneers Researchers

Dr Hannah Bows – Durham Law School, Durham University

Dr Hannah Bows is an Assistant Professor in Criminal Law, having previously completed her ground-breaking PhD research examining the extent, nature and consequences of sexual violence against people aged 60 and over in the UK in 2016.

Sisters Doing It For Themselves

The Women’s Voluntary and Community Sector (WVCS) grew out of the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. The contribution of the WVCS in advancing women’s rights is largely undocumented.  Many of the women who were involved in setting up women’s organisations and campaigning for change are now in their late 50s and 60s. Their struggles and achievements have remained largely invisible. 

More young women than ever now call themselves feminists – Young Women’s Trust

Nearly 70 percent of young women aged 18-24 call themselves feminist and say that sexism is a major problem in the UK, according to new research by Young Women’s Trust.

The annual poll also revealed one in 10 young women took part in a protest or other form of activism in the last year, indicating a rise in civil and political protesting among those who feel ignored by decision makers.

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