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Gender Equality Peer Educator Vacancies - West End Women and Girls

We are very excited to announce we have received 2-year funding from Paul Hamlyn Act for Change fund to employ two young women as gender equality peer educators. We have two full time posts available and are now taking applications. The role will involve working with other young women and girls to tackle gender inequality and to joyfully Smash the Patriarchy. The deadline for applications is the 31st January 2020.  Please request forms and return completed applications to laura.christer@westendwomenandgirls.co.uk

Job Opportunity at Aspire - Partnership Development / Link Officer

(Part-time 19.5 hours) Fixed Term Contract to August 2021

Would you like to use your skills to make a difference to vulnerable women and girls?  Are you an excellent relationship builder with the ability to influence others in support of our work?  If so, please get in touch!

We are welcoming and friendly organisation and we are searching for someone who shares our commitment to provide opportunities for women and girls to learn and grow in confidence.  

Aspire Programme Chester-le-Street

We would like to shout out that there are still places available on the following courses:

  • Updating Your CV 
  • Move on with Maths
  • Sugar Craft Flowers
  • Understanding Alcohol Misuse
  • Change Your Life
  • Health Awareness
  • Explore Local History
  • Goal Setting and Smart Targeting

 

Our other services will also return for 2020 (no booking/referral required but women do need to sign up as Aspire members):

Mondays:

Girls Speak Campaign

Every girl should be able to live her life free from inequality, poverty and violence.

But too often girls at the sharpest end of inequality are missing from the public debate about the issues young people face and services and policies are designed without them in mind. 

#N8 New Pioneers Researchers

Dr Hannah Bows – Durham Law School, Durham University

Dr Hannah Bows is an Assistant Professor in Criminal Law, having previously completed her ground-breaking PhD research examining the extent, nature and consequences of sexual violence against people aged 60 and over in the UK in 2016.

Hundreds of vulnerable patients sexually assaulted on NHS wards

A loophole in official guidelines means hospitals are still forcing female patients to mix with men on wards

Hundreds of vulnerable women and men are being sexually assaulted by other patients while staying on NHS wards – at a rate of one attack every day, data has revealed.

At least 1,019 sexual assaults were reported by male and female patients on mixed sex mental health wards between April 2017 and October 2019, according to figures obtained by the Health Service Journal.

Angelou Centre helpine for supporting BAME women with no recourse to public funds

We are pleased to announce the launch of our specialist helpline for agencies who are working with black and minority survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have no recourse to public funds. Contact us for expert advice and guidance on any issues relating to domestic and sexual violence.

This Helpline can also be accessed directly by survivors who have queries around no recourse to public funds.

Please Contact: 0191 226 0981
Helpline Open: 10.30-12.30 Monday - Thursday

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