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Revenge porn laws not fit for purpose

Laws covering so-called revenge porn are not fit for purpose and police still need more training, experts say. Victims should receive anonymity and laws need to include threats to share images, according to Sophie Mortimer from the Revenge Porn helpline.

Figures from 19 forces in England and Wales revealed police investigations have doubled in the last four years but the number of charges has fallen.

The National Police Chiefs Council said forces take the crime "very seriously".

Tommy Robinson: women’s groups reject euro election bid – EVAW

Anger at far right leader’s pledge of MEP salary to rape victims – women call out racism and misogyny

Reacting with fury against so-called ‘Tommy Robinson’s’ candidacy in the Euro elections, and his outrageous use of campaigning messages related to child sexual abuse, 43 women and women’s organisations have written an open letter to voters and community leaders in the North West region, rejecting his vile claims and calling out his racism and misogyny.

Households where the woman is the sole earner are significantly poorer – new research

The term ‘female breadwinner’ conjures images of power-dressing corporate businesswomen who are bucking traditional gender norms to ‘have it all’. However, high-earning women make up only a small proportion of female breadwinners, the majority of which tend to work less hours than their male counterparts do, and are less likely to be in managerial positions.

Law in the Making empowers survivors to influence the domestic abuse bill through innovative new project – Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid has launched an innovative new project to support survivors of domestic abuse to engage with the law and empower them to bring about real change for future survivors as the landmark domestic abuse bill goes through parliament.

31 May 2019 ~ Transformative policies and practices – Women’s Budget Group Commission on Gender Equality – submission deadline

2nd call for evidence:

Building on our initial call for evidence, we are now seeking examples of policies or practices which have had transformative impacts on gender equality.  By ‘transformative’, we mean policies or practices which have, in a significant way, reduced inequality between women and men. These can be policies at an organisational, local, or national level, including examples from other countries.

Data Analyst – Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland – Newcastle

  • Contract: Part-time, 4 days per week until May 2020.
  • Salary: £18,212 (4 days) (FTE pt £22,462)
  • Salary under review and overtime sometimes available.

We are looking for a woman who has a genuine enthusiasm for all forms of data who enjoys discovering information that will help identify future trends. You must be confident in constructing Access queries and extrapolating results for statistical analysis.

Strong objection to rape victims being routinely asked to hand over their phones – EVAW

New Police & CPS guidelines very heavy-handed and likely to put victims off

Responding to the media reporting on the rollout of new ‘digital consent’ forms which will be very relevant in rape cases, and will reportedly lead to those reporting rape usually being asked to handover phones and other devices for a full digital inspection, Rachel Krys, co-director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, said:

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