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Tommy Robinson: women’s groups reject euro election bid – EVAW

Anger at far right leader’s pledge of MEP salary to rape victims – women call out racism and misogyny

Reacting with fury against so-called ‘Tommy Robinson’s’ candidacy in the Euro elections, and his outrageous use of campaigning messages related to child sexual abuse, 43 women and women’s organisations have written an open letter to voters and community leaders in the North West region, rejecting his vile claims and calling out his racism and misogyny.

Pay back the Tampon Tax to women's sector

Money collected from VAT on period products known as the Tampon Tax was pledged for women's health and support charities in November 2015. Most of the money has instead been awarded to other charities that are not focused on women's health and support and local women's charities are missing out on money which was pledged for them.

Honour the promise and make sure the Tampon Tax money is dedicated to women's charities.

Vivienne Hayes of Women's Resource Centre says:

Support Southall Black Sisters & Latin American Womens Rights Service #ProtectionForAll

Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) jointly hosted a public meeting #ProtectionForAll: Domestic Abuse Bill and Migrant Women on the 18th of March in the Houses of Parliament to discuss the Domestic Abuse Bill and put forward amendments which uphold migrant women’s human rights to safety and justice.

SBS and LAWRS are calling for:

CWJ Launch Super-Complaint: Police Failure To Use Protective Measures In Cases Involving Violence Against Women And Girls

Through work with frontline women’s sector organisations who support survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) has become concerned that the various legal measures intended to provide protection to women are not being applied properly on the ground. This super-complaint addresses four legal powers available to the police in detail and explores the extent to which, and the reasons why, they are not being used adequately.

Young Women's Trust Film Launch

Young Women's Trust says 

We're launching our powerful new film inspired by the recent 100 year anniversary of some women getting the vote. It stars our very own young women talking about the challenges still faced by women today and why more needs to be done.

Help us share it far and wide using our suggested posts - or using your own!

Rape survivor challenges Prime Minister to fund Rape Crisis counselling services

On the 8th March 2019, International Women’s Day) 25-year-old Fern Champion, who was raped in 2016, has launched a petition, and written to the Prime Minister asking her to ensure there is always specialist rape counselling support available for everyone who seeks it. Fern’s letter to the Prime Minister asks for a meeting with her to discuss the appalling absence of adequate funding to specialist independent services in the community.

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