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Economics will stay a man’s game while women are kept out of the equation

eep the home fires burning! After the apocalyptic vision of post-Brexit Britain revealed last week in the leak of Operation Yellowhammer, we learn that the government will spend £4m on “local resilience forums” across England (and £1.7m for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) supporting Brexit preparations for public services.

New domestic abuse laws in Scotland: More than 400 crimes recorded

More than 400 crimes have been recorded by Police Scotland in the first three months after a new domestic abuse law was introduced. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act criminalises the "coercive and controlling behaviours" of offenders. It created a single offence, carrying a maximum 14-year sentence, covering psychological, financial or sexual abuse. So far, 190 cases have been reported to the Crown Office with 13 convictions.

Honorary Doctorate

Congratulations to Umme Iman who was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Civil Laws by Newcastle University yesterday in recognition of her work on ensuring equality and Human Rights for BME women and children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 NatWest everywoman Awards extended deadline

FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS: TRANSFORMING THE FACE OF BUSINESS

*Entry deadline extended to the 22 July!*

Earlier this year, the Alison Rose Review identified the three biggest opportunities to help female entrepreneurs, which included “…relatable and accessible mentors and networks”.  Since 2003 the NatWest everywoman Awards has been providing exactly this by building a community of the UK’s leading female business owners and connecting them with peers, advisors and investors.

Police and prosecutors accused of 'shutting door' on concerns over rape victims' phone handover policy

Police chiefs and prosecutors have been accused of “shutting the door” on concerns over plans to make rape victim handover their phones, after a meeting with campaigners was cancelled with three hours notice.

The National Police Chiefs Council and Crown Prosecution Service were due to meet with charities including the Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) on Friday over a controversial policy that could see rape victims told their cases could be dropped if they refuse to give up their phones for investigation.

2019 NatWest Everywoman Awards - closing date for nominations 8 July

FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS: TRANSFORMING THE FACE OF BUSINESS

Earlier this year, the Alison Rose Review identified the three biggest opportunities to help female entrepreneurs, which included “…relatable and accessible mentors and networks”.  Since 2003 the NatWest everywoman Awards has been providing exactly this by building a community of the UK’s leading female business owners and connecting them with peers, advisors and investors.

Interested in Volunteering at Northumberland Pride 2019?

Fancy becoming part of the amazing Volunteer team and being hands-on at the second Northumberland Pride taking place in Alnwick on 1st June 2019? We need people who are willing to give their time and energy (for all or part of the day), just for the love of Pride – although we can reimburse some types of reasonable expenses. It’s going to be great fun!

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