Stop the Silence Campaign - Petition

The Stop the Silence Campaign asks the UK government and media to end the silence on the ongoing abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The Congolese people continue to experience rape, the use of child soldiers and murder. 

This abuse is supported by the corrupt government, power in the country must change hands but the latest election is the another in a series of failures in democracy. 

Please sign to ask the global community to break the silence 

NSPCC: Government must recognise children as victims when living with domestic abuse

Department for Education figures for 2017/18 show domestic abuse was a factor in 246,720 child protection assessments across England - more than half of all child protection assessments, where factors were identified, during that period. The government are yet to publish the outcomes of last year's consultation on domestic abuse. Their proposed new definition of domestic abuse only refers to the effects of abuse on those aged 16 and over, leaving younger children unrecognised by the justice system.

Looking for contributions to Tyneside Festival of Women

Are you or your organisation planning an event or activity related to Girls and Women? Perhaps you have an idea related to International Women's Day 2019? Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums' 'Women of Tyneside' project are hosting a Festival of Women and are inviting organisations to share their events and activities so they can promote and celebrate collaboratively through a printed programme whihc will be distributed across Tyneside.

IWD Women in Newcastle - call for pom-poms

A big thank you to everyone who supported the various Women’s 100 activities during 2018. For 2019, we are promoting women-focused activities under the banner of ‘Women in Newcastle’ and will again be organising a range of events and activities in and around International Women’s Day. Our centrepiece action will be on IWD itself and will be focused on the campaign theme of period poverty, comprising a flashmob choir and a direct action which will be ‘decorating’ Grey’s Monument with red pom-poms.

Police to stop passing on immigration status of crime victims

Police will cease to automatically pass information about people suspected of being in the country illegally to deportation authorities if they come forward as victims of crime, according to a new policy hammered out in the wake of the Windrush scandal, the Guardian has learned. These changes were made possible by the work of migrant women survivors, black-led VAWG organisations including Southall Black Sisters and Latin American Women’s Rights Service, and campaigners. Follow the #StepUpMigrantWomen campaign. 

16 Days of Activism: Rise Together Campaign

Within the 16 Days of Activism, Rise Together is a campaign that highlights the vital work that 5 BME women's organisations do, and helping the UK public take action to support them during the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women (25 November – 10 December). These organisations are Apna Haq, Ashiana Network,IMECE Women’s Centre, Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA), and the Latin American Women’s Rights Service(LAWRS). 

Join the RCTN coach to Million Women Rise 2019

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN) are organising a return trip to join the Million Women Rise march in London on Saturday 9th March. RCTN will join the march to Trafalgar Square for the Women's Rally, calling for a women's right to be free from violence and fear. Coach departure point: Berwick Street, opposite Newcastle Central Station, 6am (we are also picking up at Durham services, please contact us if you would like to join us at Durham). Return journey will get us back to Newcastle at 11:30pm.

Child sexual abuse survivor calls for change in law to prevent rapists' access to children

Sammy Woodhouse, campaigner and survivor of grooming and child sexual abuse, has spoken out after Rotherham Council informed the man convicted of raping her that he could request access to her son. With Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh, Sammy is calling for a change to the 1989 Children's Act to prevent rapists gaining access to the children of their victims. Read more


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