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Request for volunteering opportunity

"I am emailing on behalf of one of the women I support within a women and children’s supported accommodation. She is moving into her own home soon and wants to start working again in the near future, however for now, she has expressed an interest in volunteering – particularly with victims/survivors of domestic abuse/homelessness."

Do you have any opportunities available at the moment in the Newcastle area please or know anybody who may be able to offer this?

Researching women and the justice system in the West End of Newcastle

Ana Speed is a solicitor and PhD student at Northumbria University. Her doctorate focusses on barriers women face engaging with the justice system. As part of this, she is carrying out a study into perceptions of access to justice for women in the West-End of Newcastle and the role that community and religious organisations play in supporting their female service users in legal disputes.

For women especially ‘levelling up’ means investment in people, not just roads and rail

After months of speculation, the government has given HS2 – a high speed railway connecting the North and South of England and costing an estimated £100 billion – the green light. Investment in this physical infrastructure are welcome: but if this new government is committed to ‘levelling up’ underfunded regions it is not just high speed railways and buses that are needed but investment in social infrastructure. Read the full blog here

Women's End2End Relay

Love Her Wild is launching our most exciting adventure yet…. Women’s End2End; a hiking relay stretching the length of the UK. And we need your help! 

Starting 1st April in Land’s End, the Women’s End2End relay will finish 74 days later in John O’Groats. Hundreds of women from across the UK will come together to help carry the baton across 2,028km and over 36.970m of elevation.

All money raised from the relay will go to The Woodland Trust to help protect UK’s wild spaces.

Request from North Tyneside Labour Party Women's Forum for BAME contributors to IWD film

North Tyneside Labour Part Women's Forum member Michelle Fox has volunteered to make a short film for an International Women's Day event to be hosted in North Tyneside about the challenges facing women (including LGBTQ+) and how we, as activists, can help and support them to tackle and overcome these challenges. 

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