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Investigating the impact of the loss of EU funding on women's organisations

Equally Ours is looking at the impact of the loss of EU funding on women's organisations, particularly the Rights Equality and Citizenship fund which has targeted VAWG.

Equally Ours want to make the case for replacement funds to ensure that vital support for the sector is sustained post-Brexit, but to do this they need your help. If you have had REC or other European funding, or thoughts on what a UK replacement fund should look like, they want to hear from you.

Get your voice heard: CEDAW 2019 and Women's Rights in UK Public Law and Commissioning Survey

We want your opinion on how the government protects and promotes women's rights and women's organisation in the UK.
Take part in our survey via the link at the bottom of this email, by Monday 30th September.

In March 2019, the CEDAW Committee published a set of recommendations on how the UK could better protect and promote women's rights.

Domestic violence murders have surged to a five-year high

Case in point when it comes to the critical need for new domestic abuse legislation: 173 people were killed in domestic violence-related homicides last year, according to data obtained by the BBC – an increase of 32 deaths from 2017. Liverpool University criminologist Professor Sandra Walklate notes the weapon used commonly in street murders is equally prevalent in the home, describing women as ‘invisible victims of knife crime’.

There’s no room at the top for women scientists

Women make up half of students in the life sciences, but only one in four professors, according to data from 500 scientific institutions worldwide. 

Speaking to the BBC, Dr Jessica Wade of Imperial College London, who champions women in physics but wasn’t connected with this particular study, said: “There is no point in encouraging more girls into science if the system is set up to exclude them,”

The misplaced feminism of Hasbro’s Ms Monopoly

It’s all fun and games until Hasbro replaces the Monopoly man with ‘Ms Monopoly’, touts it as a ‘celebration of women entrepreneurs and inventors’, and forgets to mention that Monopoly was actually created by a woman. In 1904, feminist and progressive Elizabeth Magie received a patent for The Landlord’s Game, in which players roll a dice to advance along a path composed of 40 spaces around a board – just like modern Monopoly.

Economics will stay a man’s game while women are kept out of the equation

eep the home fires burning! After the apocalyptic vision of post-Brexit Britain revealed last week in the leak of Operation Yellowhammer, we learn that the government will spend £4m on “local resilience forums” across England (and £1.7m for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) supporting Brexit preparations for public services.

Poverty and Inequality - Join the APLE Collective

Join the APLE Collective in trying to light the UK map up on October 17th - the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The APLE Collective are asking organisations and individuals to stand up together and have a visible show of solidarity on this date. They want to promote the fantastic work going on and talk about proposed solutions - raising awareness of the need to eradicate poverty on a local and national level.
 

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