Hand in Hand: Peer Research Report out now

AVA and Agenda have published their new peer research report, Hand in Hand. Produced collaboratively for the National Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage, the report has been created by and for women with lived experience of VAWG & Multiple Disadvantage (e.g. mental health, substance use, homelessness etc) and is constituted mostly of quotes from survivors themselves.

Jobs: Surviving Economic Abuse

Surviving Economic Abuse is recruiting a Privately Owned Housing (POH) Advocate. Full-time (37.5 hours a week) on a 12-month fixed contract. The position may be extended in the future subject to funding. The position is home-based and involves travel to London, Cambridgeshire and a North of England site. SEA is offering a salary of £28-30,000 and membership of a pension scheme with a contribution of 2 per cent. The deadline for applications is 22 February.

Jobs: Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland are recruiting a Community Engagement Worker/Trainer – Older Women. Fixed Term Contract for one year, 37 hours per week, salary £24,657 (NJC point 27) plus 2% inflation award 19/20 Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland are seeking a proactive and creative woman who can build and maintain links with both statutory and voluntary agencies, including health, social care, criminal justice and adult safeguarding.

Rights of Women’s new report recommending changes to the Exceptional Case Funding scheme

Rights of Women launched research report Accessible or beyond reach? Navigating the Exceptional Case Funding Scheme without a lawyer which provides a detailed analysis of the ECF scheme’s accessibility for women survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. The report’s findings provide an evidence-based consideration of the matters the Government has identified it wishes to address including its inaccessibility to individuals, chronic delays in decision making and an urgent case procedure that is not fit for purpose.

Ofsted leaders quizzed by MPs show lack of urgency and commitment to tackling sexual violence in schools

On the 5th February 2019) the Education Select Committee held an ‘accountability hearing’, where they questioned Ofsted chiefs Amanda Spielman and Sean Harford on the new draft education inspection framework, Ofsted’s annual report, and how safeguarding arrangements in schools are inspected. Emma Hardy MP opened her questions reminding the room that it is sexual abuse and sexual violence week, and went on to ask a series of questions about how Ofsted are able to properly assess how well a school is safeguarding its pupils from sexual violence.

Women First Fund - Smallwood Trust - Deadline 04/03/2019

We are inviting applications for projects that demonstrate good practice in achieving outcomes for women on low incomes by building their skills, confidence and aspirations to enable them to enter into employment. 

The fund is open to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations who have projects that support our mission of enabling women to become financially resilient. Please note, we are looking to fund existing projects that show evidence of good practice.

In this funding round we are prioritising applications from:

Greater Manchester

Day of Action to End Workplace Harassment 5th March

In the run-up to International Women’s Day, Not the Job, CARE International and Fawcett Society from the Centenary Action Group are organising a Day of Action to End Workplace Harassment on Tuesday 5th March.

The Not The Job Campaign are encouraging citizens from across the UK to meet with their MP in Parliament and ask them to publicly pledge their commitment to ending workplace harassment, in the UK and globally.


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