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Make it mandatory for employers to take steps against workplace sexual harassment – Young Women’s Trust

Young Women’s Trust has joined forces with the TUC to call on the Government to end workplace sexual harassment by making it mandatory for employers to take preventative steps. The coalition of charities and trade unions is petitioning the minister for women and equalities, Penny Mordaunt, to put a legal duty on employers to take proactive action to prevent sexual harassment in their workplaces. 

Young Women’s Trust media manager Bex Bailey said:

Children and Young People’s Policy Worker – Scottish Women’s Aid – Edinburgh

Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to prevent domestic abuse and promote effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse.  We are the umbrella organisation for 37 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

2019 NatWest Everywoman Awards - closing date for nominations 8 July

FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS: TRANSFORMING THE FACE OF BUSINESS

Earlier this year, the Alison Rose Review identified the three biggest opportunities to help female entrepreneurs, which included “…relatable and accessible mentors and networks”.  Since 2003 the NatWest everywoman Awards has been providing exactly this by building a community of the UK’s leading female business owners and connecting them with peers, advisors and investors.

Help Stop Women Being Denied Justice After Rape

Women and girls across the country are discovering that if they are raped, there is very little chance of the man who raped them ever being brought to justice.

The catastrophic drop in rape prosecutions by the Crown Prosecution Service requires immediate action - we're mounting a legal challenge, with End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW), against the CPS and we need your help.

New Project - Wise Steps Employability Programme at WHiST

WHiST's new employability programme provides one to one tailored support to enable women to take positive steps towards work and help with accessing employment, training and work experience opportunities as well as support with job search, achieving qualifications and improving health, wellbeing and life chances. If you are interested in signing up to the programme or would like further information please contact Asia Uddin, Employment Coach on 0191 454 6959

Gender & IoT (Internet of Things)

Gender and Internet of Things (GIoT) is an interdisciplinary project exploring the implications of IoT on gender-based domestic violence and abuse. The project asks how will IoT impact on gender-based domestic violence and abuse and what socio-technical measures will need to be implemented in order to mitigate against those risks?

The GIoT team offers free one-hour training sessions for support services*. In the course of it, you will explore the risks of domestic abuse linked to emerging technologies.

European Union (EU) Settlement Scheme Applications

Do you support women who are European Union (EU) citizens from outside the United Kingdom (UK) living in the UK?  They will need to apply for Settled Status if they want to stay in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. "If you have come to live in the UK from another European Union country (EU) – ACT NOW to ensure you can stay after Brexit. Please visit gov.uk for more information translated into 26 languages.

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