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For women especially ‘levelling up’ means investment in people, not just roads and rail

After months of speculation, the government has given HS2 – a high speed railway connecting the North and South of England and costing an estimated £100 billion – the green light. Investment in this physical infrastructure are welcome: but if this new government is committed to ‘levelling up’ underfunded regions it is not just high speed railways and buses that are needed but investment in social infrastructure. Read the full blog here

Women's End2End Relay

Love Her Wild is launching our most exciting adventure yet…. Women’s End2End; a hiking relay stretching the length of the UK. And we need your help! 

Starting 1st April in Land’s End, the Women’s End2End relay will finish 74 days later in John O’Groats. Hundreds of women from across the UK will come together to help carry the baton across 2,028km and over 36.970m of elevation.

All money raised from the relay will go to The Woodland Trust to help protect UK’s wild spaces.

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.

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