SafeLives latest Podcast: Bisexual women and domestic abuse

SafeLives Insights data indicates that bisexual women are particularly vulnerable when experiencing domestic abuse, especially in terms of mental health. Ruth and Collette from SafeLives sat down to discuss their experiences as bisexual women, and the difficulties that bi women face when accessing domestic abuse services. Listen to the latest Podcast here

Tyneside Cinema - films for International Women's Day

As part of The Women’s 100: A Century of Women’s Activism in Newcastle, join us for a series of films that tell stories of women creating change, both in front of and behind the camera. From activism to intersectionality, from social justice to female pioneers, these are thrilling stories of power and agency.

In association with Northumbria University

Films and dates

Selma 17.15 Thurs 22nd Feb

The Watermelon Woman 20.30 Thurs 1st March

Bombshell: the Hedy Lamarr Story 6pm Thurs 8th March

Powerful film for young people about coercive control

Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services (NDAS) a Northumberland based independent charity, have been working with Raw Productions, a London based media organisation, to produce a powerful and emotive brand new film that focuses on young people’s struggles with coercive and controlling relationships. These behaviours are not currently as widely understood or discussed in the public sphere as physically violent relationships. The video is now on the NDAS website.

Key Change goes to Westminster

The brilliant work by Open Clasp Theatre Company is starting to get much deserved national recognition with items on the BBC news and Woman's Hour. Their Key Change production - which tells the stories fo women in prison and was developed with women in Low Newton prison - is about to embark on a national  tour, with a first performance at Westminster. Lets hope those MPs and policy-makers are in listening mode.

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