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Femicide Census Report

The latest Femicide Census report, published in December 2018, reveals that 139 women killed by men in 2017, and 40% of cases featured ‘overkilling’. Three quarters (76%, 105) of women killed by men were killed by someone they knew; 30 women were killed by a stranger, of whom 21 were killed in a terrorist attack.

Imkaan: From Survival to Sustainability

This week, Imkaan launched From Survival to Sustainability, a new report which outlines critical issues for the specialist black and ‘minority ethnic’ ending violence against women and girls sector in the UK. The report, which is funded by the Oak Foundation, presents an analysis of the funding situation and trends affecting specialised services for BME women survivors of VAWG in the UK.

Jobs: A Way Out

A Way Out are seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Complex Needs Worker (full time, contract/temporary, £20,546) to join their established Liberty Team in a new role working in partnership as part of the team led by Durham Tees Valley Community Rehabilitation Company (DTV CRC) working across Cleveland.  The role will be part of a multi-agency team offering an assertive community outreach and recovery service targeting vulnerable females who are at risk of offending.

Festival of Women callout

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums’ ‘Women of Tyneside’ project are hosting a Festival of Women from March-June 2019. TWAM are inviting organisations of share their events and activities so they can promote and celebrate collaboratively through the printed programme which will be distributed across Tyneside early next year. Deadline for submission of information: 15th January 2019.  

Women abused on Twitter every 30 seconds - new study

1.1 million abusive or problematic tweets were sent to women last year - an average of one every 30 seconds - Amnesty International revealed as it as it released a ground-breaking study into abuse against women politicians and journalists from the UK and US on Twitter. More than 6,500 volunteers from 150 countries signed up to take part in Amnesty’s 'Troll Patrol', a unique crowdsourcing project designed to process large-scale data about online abuse.

Standards to reduce reoffending in cases of violence against women: Wales

The Welsh Government has published new standards to improve the services provided for perpetrators of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence in Wales and to better protect those who have experienced this abuse. The standards follow the commitment made in the Government's Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Act to increase the focus on holding perpetrators to account and provide opportunities to change their behaviour.

Female Offenders Funding Expression of Interest - deadline now!

The Ministry of Justice is offering up to £650,000 in resource funding for 2018/19 for investment in female offender services. Expressions of Interests are invited for projects which could benefit from a resource funding grant, and which meet the funding criteria. Projects must be aligned with, and further the aims of, the female offender strategy, and you need approval from your National Probation Service’s Divisional Director.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence report into the Funding and Commissioning of Sexual Violence and Abuse Services 2018

Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sexual Violence launched the group's report into the ‘Funding and Commissioning of Sexual Violence and Abuse Services’.  The report finds that sexual violence and abuse victims wait up to 14 months to access valued counselling at Rape Crisis Centres, and the sector does not have the resources to keep up with demand.

Life-Changing & Life-Saving: Funding for the women’s sector

The Women’s Budget Group and Women’s Resource Centre have launched a report focusing on specialist women’s organisations. With the exception of one organisation in the survey and one organisation in the qualitative interviews, all organisations who participated in this research are led by women, offering services and support targeted specifically to women. The aim of this report is to analyse how these specialist, often local organisations are faring in the current funding environment.

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