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Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland Co-CEO awarded MBE

Congratulations to Sue Pearce, CEO of Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN), who has been nominated for a Member of the British Empire (MBE) Award for her work with women who have experienced sexual violence. Sue Pearce said “I have had a very rewarding career at RCTN and I never anticipated it would be topped by such an accolade.” See the Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland website for the full press release

Women's Mental Health Taskforce report

The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce – chaired by Minister Jackie Doyle-Price and Katharine Sacks-Jones, Chief Executive of women’s charity Agenda – has set out its key principles for gender and trauma-informed care in its final report. The taskforce was set up in 2017 to tackle evidence of deteriorating mental health among women and poor outcomes experienced by those using support services.

Women’s Aid and survivor campaigners mark the third anniversary of the coercive control legislation coming into force

The 29th December 2018 marked the third anniversary of the coercive control legislation coming into force in England and Wales. An estimated 1.3 million women experienced domestic abuse last year alone and the police recorded over half a million domestic abuse-related crimes in the year 2017/18. Yet the police recorded just 9,053 coercive control offences in 2017/18 and less than 300 offenders were convicted for this crime in England and Wales during 2016 and 2017. See the Women's Aid press release

Women's Gardening in Elswick Park

Women only
Every Tuesday - Term time only

Come along to this relaxed and informal session and learn all about growing your own healthy organic fruit and vegetables and flowers in our community garden in Elswick Park.

This is a great opportunity to develop your gardening skills as well as feeling healthier working in the great outdoors! There are also opportunities to get involved with Edible Elswick events on local estates and in the park.

IWD Women in Newcastle - call for pom-poms

A big thank you to everyone who supported the various Women’s 100 activities during 2018. For 2019, we are promoting women-focused activities under the banner of ‘Women in Newcastle’ and will again be organising a range of events and activities in and around International Women’s Day. Our centrepiece action will be on IWD itself and will be focused on the campaign theme of period poverty, comprising a flashmob choir and a direct action which will be ‘decorating’ Grey’s Monument with red pom-poms.

Enjoy the Break

If you're not managing any time off, then  take it as easy as possible! Thank you for subscribng to the e-bulletin in 2018 and in the New Year the NE Women's Network will be in touch with future plans. ** Happy festive season **

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