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British women ‘being forced into polygamous relationships’ because law lets them down, campaigners say

‘The government is always perfectly happy to relegate minority women to kangaroo courts and faith-based parallel legal systems’  Maya OppenheimWomen’s Correspondent, The Independent

British women are increasingly being pressured into polygamous relationships or left without child support when relationships break up because UK law does not offer adequate protection to spouses in religious marriages, campaigners have warned.

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16 Days programme Newcastle

The Violence Against Women and Girls services and organisations from across Newcastle work together to provide support and recovery services for women and girls who have experienced gendered violence.  During 16 Days of Activism 2019 we are also joining our voices to talk about the spectrum of violence women and girls experience throughout their lives.

Trustee vacancy RSACC

Application deadline: Friday, 20 December, 2019 - 12:00

The Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (RSACC) was established in 1993, we work to end rape and sexual violence by supporting and empowering women and girls in Darlington and County Durham. Each year we support over 750 survivors of sexual violence. We are a small independent charity with 14 staff and 30 volunteers. We are the only provider of specialist sexual violence services in Darlington and County Durham and commitment to ensuring survivors get the support they need.

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