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Jobs: EVA Women's Aid

EVA Women’s Aid (Redcar, Cleveland) is recruiting a Mental Health Support Worker (15 hours per week. Fixed-term contract for up to two years. Salary £23,000 pro rata). Closing date - noon Wednesday 14th November 2018. For an application pack please visit the EVA Women's Aid website.  

Rape Crisis & other women's rights groups call on MPs to back Abortion Bill

On 23rd October 2018, Members of Parliament will have the opportunity to vote on a Ten-Minute Rule Bill to take abortion out of the criminal law in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. This is a key measure for protecting the right to access abortion services, particularly for women in abusive or controlling relationships. The End Violence Against Women Coalition, the Fawcett Society, Imkaan, Rape Crisis England & Wales, Southall Black Sisters and Women’s Aid Federation of England support this bill and ask MPs to vote in favour.

EVAW: Draft response to Government RSE consultation

The Government consultation on Relationship and Sex Education is open until 7th November 2018. The End Violence Against Women Coalition has published a detailed draft response to the consultation, which they believe is ‘woefully inadequate – it is not what was promised – it gives a green light to schools to pick and choose what they will cover – and it is not solid enough on the different forms of violence against women and girls and their connection to women’s inequality.’

Report: The Bullying and Harassment of House of Commons Staff

Dame Laura Cox, who chaired The Fawcett Society’s Sex Discrimination Law Review earlier this year, has published a report on bullying and sexual harassment among House of Commons staff. It describes how 'bullying, harassment and sexual harassment have been able to thrive and have long been tolerated and concealed' in 'a culture, cascading from the top down, of deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence.' This comprehensive, damning report reveals that the culture of Westminster needs nothing short of transformational change.

Working Together to Prevent Domestic Abuse Among 16 to 24 Year Olds

Friday 9 November in Middlesbrough, Tuesday 13 November in North Tyneside, Monday 26 November in Sunderland, all 9.30am to 12.30pm. These workshops in November as part of a North East research project on domestic abuse prevention in 16-24 year olds. This age group experiences high rates of domestic abuse according to local and national data and therefore there is a need to prevent and educate from an earlier age. Domestic Abuse is a challenging social problem and this study is focused on getting research into practice.
 

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