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Rape Crisis and Georgina Campbell help young survivors break the silence on rape

In the last 12 months, approximately 25,500 rapes have been reported by young survivors under the age of 16. Rape Crisis has launched a series of short films to help explain the criminal justice system for young rape survivors. BAFTA winning actress Georgina Campbell is helping Rape Crisis launch #BreakTheSilence a campaign aimed at helping explain and demystify the criminal justice system for teenage girls who have experienced rape, and empower them to speak out.

Survey of counselling services for women

The purpose of this survey is to find out what counselling and listening services exist for women in the NE combined authority areas (Co. Durham, Gateshead, Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside South Tyneside and Sunderland) and where the potential gaps are. The information collected will be used to inform discussions about the possible development of a partnership or consortia around the delivery, development and sustainability of women's listening and counselling services.

Reaching and supporting older victims of domestic abuse

Safer Lives data shows that older victims experience abuse for twice as long as those aged under 61, on average, before seeking help. Nearly half have a disability. Yet older clients are hugely underrepresented among domestic abuse services. It is focusing on older victims in the first of its Spotlights series which includes information and free webinars.

Police force starts recording misogynistic hate crime

Nottinghamshire Police has said it will expand its hate crime categories to include misogynistic incidents. This means abuse or harassment which might not be a crime can be reported to and investigated by the police, and support for the victim put in place. Nottingham Women's Centre said it hopes it will help give more victims the courage to report incidents.

Change that Lasts being piloted in Northumbria

Women’s Aid, in partnership with SafeLives, is launching a new comprehensive approach and scheme to tackle domestic abuse called ‘Change that Lasts’. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Women and Girls Initiative, the scheme will be piloted from 2016 in Northumbria, Nottinghamshire and Surrey to help women experiencing domestic abuse receive support earlier, and help them to achieve long-term recovery and independence.

Children in Need needs volunteers for its North Committee

Would you like to help in making decisions on making the best grants to improve the lives of disadvantaged children? BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK Charity for children and young people. Its vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. Over the last 36 years, BBC Children in Need has raised and distributed over £800 million to projects working with disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

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