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Consent online: resources

The UK Safer Internet Centre has developed a series of resources for 3-18-year-olds focusing on the topic of consent online and how consent is asked for, given and received in different circumstances. The resources, available in English and Welsh, feature four educational packs for children and young people, a pack for parents and carers and a pack to support educators. The resources accompany Safer internet day 2019 which takes place on 5th February 2019.

Source: NSPCC Caspar Alert

Background to the 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November to 10 December

25 Nov International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
01 Dec World AIDS Day
06 Dec Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre
10 Dec International Human Rights Day

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25th November

Shout-Up! Newcastle

This weekend, 8 new venues from Newcastle joined Shout-Up! as Ambassador venues. Shout-Up! asks everyone to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment, making our bars, pubs and clubs safer places for women and men. Shout-Up! was conceived by Newcastle City Council's Safe Newcastle, Crystlsd and Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland and launched in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2017.Teams from all venues have received training, participated in workshops and are committed to creating sexual harassment-free zones in our city.

UK's welfare system is cruel and misogynistic, says UN expert after damning report on poverty

Last week, The Times reported that Britain’s welfare system is so sexist it may as well have been compiled by “a group of misogynists in a room,” a UN expert has claimed. Philip Alston, the UN’s rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, warned that poverty in the UK is a “political choice” and that compassion and concern had been “outsourced” in favour of tax cuts for the rich. Alston was particularly critical of universal credit

Women's Groups tell Education Secretary: Sex Education plans will fail girls

A leading Coalition of women’s organisations has written to Education Secretary Damian Hinds MP saying that the Government’s ‘Relationships and Sex Education’ proposals are poor and will fail girls unless significantly amended and joined up to other school policies. Women’s groups fear that if implemented the proposed ‘Relationships and Sex Education’ statutory guidance will be a missed opportunity to ensure schools are part of efforts to end and prevent abuse of women and girls. Read more on the End Violence Against Women Coalition website. 

Bill to reduce restraint becomes law

The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) bill has been given Royal Assent and is now law. Jemima Olchawski, Chief Executive of Agenda says: “We are extremely pleased that this vital law aimed at reducing restraint has passed. It has the potential to change lives and may even save them. Our research shows that women and girls are restrained at disproportionate rates – with an alarming number dying after being restrained.

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