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#N8 New Pioneers Researchers

Dr Hannah Bows – Durham Law School, Durham University

Dr Hannah Bows is an Assistant Professor in Criminal Law, having previously completed her ground-breaking PhD research examining the extent, nature and consequences of sexual violence against people aged 60 and over in the UK in 2016.

Hundreds of vulnerable patients sexually assaulted on NHS wards

A loophole in official guidelines means hospitals are still forcing female patients to mix with men on wards

Hundreds of vulnerable women and men are being sexually assaulted by other patients while staying on NHS wards – at a rate of one attack every day, data has revealed.

At least 1,019 sexual assaults were reported by male and female patients on mixed sex mental health wards between April 2017 and October 2019, according to figures obtained by the Health Service Journal.

Angelou Centre helpine for supporting BAME women with no recourse to public funds

We are pleased to announce the launch of our specialist helpline for agencies who are working with black and minority survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have no recourse to public funds. Contact us for expert advice and guidance on any issues relating to domestic and sexual violence.

This Helpline can also be accessed directly by survivors who have queries around no recourse to public funds.

Please Contact: 0191 226 0981
Helpline Open: 10.30-12.30 Monday - Thursday

NEPACS Early Days in Custody Family Support Project Posts

‘Early Days in Custody’ Family Support Project

Application deadline: Sunday, 2 February, 2020 - 00:00

Based: Durham Fixed

FT Project Co-ordinator - £28,050 per annum

Family Support Worker(s) Salary £24,823 Pro Rata

1 post 37.5 hours based at HMP Durham

1 post 18.75 hours based at Low Newton   

Funded by the National Lottery Communities Fund until March 2023

Nepacs is a regional charity which supports positive futures for prisoners and their families. 

Gamcare Womens Programme Survey

Gamcare Women's Programme have put together a simple survey to collect and collate the views of women affected by gambling (their own, someone else's). " Our programme is designed to ensure that women who need support can access the right help for them at the right time. The information participants provide will help us to ensure that women’s voices are a cornerstone of the programme, and enable us to represent their interests across all the areas we work in."

Sisters Doing It For Themselves

The Women’s Voluntary and Community Sector (WVCS) grew out of the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. The contribution of the WVCS in advancing women’s rights is largely undocumented.  Many of the women who were involved in setting up women’s organisations and campaigning for change are now in their late 50s and 60s. Their struggles and achievements have remained largely invisible. 

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