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Crime commissioner welcomes new law on upskirting

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has welcomed moves to make upskirting a crime (Northumberland Gazette, January 28th 2019). New legislation was backed by the House of Lords last week which will see upskirting become a criminal offence, with a two-year prison sentence. Speaking after the bill was approved, Dame Vera said: “There is no doubt that the lack of an upskirting offence has caused inconsistent approaches by police and prosecutors, as well as leaving victims unsure of their rights.

Last chance to see Represent! Voices 100 Years On exhibition – ends Sunday 3 February

Don’t miss your chance to see this crowdsourced exhibition reflecting on those who campaigned for better representation in the past; most famously the suffragists and the militant suffragettes.  This Family Friendly exhibition questions how far we have really come in 100 years, giving a platform to individuals and communities who are still fighting to make their voices heard today.  Listen to our six part 

Voices of Resilience: Migrant and Refugee Women in Europe (a LAWRS documentary)

On International Migrants Day in 2018, Latin American Women's Rights Service launched their short documentary titled: “Voices of resilience: Migrant and Refugee women in Europe” which highlights the experiences of migrant women in the UK, Spain, Poland and Italy and shares their experiences and calls for change.

A Necessary Woman - performances in Morpeth and Newbiggin

 Census Night, 1911
Suffragette Emily Davison is hiding in a cleaning cupboard beneath the Palace of Westminster. Emily Plans a daring act in Parliament for Monday morning, but with a greater police presence and security tighter than usual, will she achieve her ambition before she's caught and returned to prison?
Based on a true event to celebrate the 2018 suffrage centenary. Look in the Events section for details of performances at New Life Christian Centre Morpeth on 11th September and Newbiggin Maritime Centre on 12th September.

Guest blog: 'The government thinks it is doing enough to fund Rape Crisis centres. My story shows they are wrong.'

The Secret Barrister has hosted a guest blog post by Fern Champion, who gave evidence last week to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence, speaking from her own experience about the widespread problems in accessing Rape Crisis centres. Read Fern's story: The government thinks it is doing enough to fund Rape Crisis centres. My story shows they are wrong.

Join a cast of 100 women* and be part of the spectacular finale to the Great Exhibition of the North

Produced and directed by the team behind the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony and the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony, Great North Star will include mass participation, film, music, narration, circus and pyrotechnics in a stunning ceremony celebrating the spirit of the North and forming part of the programme for this year’s Great North Run.

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