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Request from North Tyneside Labour Party Women's Forum for BAME contributors to IWD film

North Tyneside Labour Part Women's Forum member Michelle Fox has volunteered to make a short film for an International Women's Day event to be hosted in North Tyneside about the challenges facing women (including LGBTQ+) and how we, as activists, can help and support them to tackle and overcome these challenges. 

Funding for projects that get girls and women moving

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations, schools, voluntary or community clubs, registered charities or community interest companies for projects that get girls and women active.

This fund aims to support women aged 16+ to get active by offering National Lottery grants to local projects that will contribute to overcoming the barriers some women face in getting active: from a lack of opportunities offered in their local area, to cost and availability of childcare.

What Next for Activate

The Activate Team plan to follow up on their North East launch events in Middlesbrough and Newcastle. 

"We hope the events provided you with a source of energy - energy that we’d love for you to channel into Activate! Help us champion female community activists to stand for office. Help us renew politics so that it is more reflective of the society we live in. It is time! Here are the things you can do to help:

UK Somalis 'racially profiled' over FGM

Parents are wrongly being arrested and having their children taken into care due to the stigma around female genital mutilation (FGM), members of the UK Somali community have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme. They say figures suggesting tens of thousands of girls are at risk in the UK are inaccurate.

"Social services with the police came to the house, removed our children and arrested my wife. We didn't know what the allegations were - nobody said anything, nobody asked us anything, it was just really a shock," said Yusef - not his real name.

Gender Equality Peer Educator Vacancies - West End Women and Girls

We are very excited to announce we have received 2-year funding from Paul Hamlyn Act for Change fund to employ two young women as gender equality peer educators. We have two full time posts available and are now taking applications. The role will involve working with other young women and girls to tackle gender inequality and to joyfully Smash the Patriarchy. The deadline for applications is the 31st January 2020.  Please request forms and return completed applications to laura.christer@westendwomenandgirls.co.uk

Aspire Programme Chester-le-Street

We would like to shout out that there are still places available on the following courses:

  • Updating Your CV 
  • Move on with Maths
  • Sugar Craft Flowers
  • Understanding Alcohol Misuse
  • Change Your Life
  • Health Awareness
  • Explore Local History
  • Goal Setting and Smart Targeting

 

Our other services will also return for 2020 (no booking/referral required but women do need to sign up as Aspire members):

Mondays:

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