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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.

Poverty and Inequality - Join the APLE Collective

Join the APLE Collective in trying to light the UK map up on October 17th - the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The APLE Collective are asking organisations and individuals to stand up together and have a visible show of solidarity on this date. They want to promote the fantastic work going on and talk about proposed solutions - raising awareness of the need to eradicate poverty on a local and national level.
 

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.

Making the domestic abuse bill work for survivors - Women's Aid

Currently, the domestic abuse bill is silent on this issue of unsafe family courts and child contact.This is where we come in.

Our Child First campaign is calling for the bill to deliver safe child contact arrangements for children in cases of domestic abuse, and new protections to make the family courts safer for survivors. We keep survivors at the heart of our work and campaign to ensure their voices are heard. Read more about our work on the domestic abuse bill and keeping children safe below.

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