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#MeToo: UK stars give £1m to sexual harassment victims

Almost exactly a year after the first #MeToo tweet - the Justice and Equality Fund awarded £1,027,699 to seven women's organisations in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. These were the first grants to be awarded from the fund. The next recipients will be announced in November. The Women's Aid Federation in Northern Ireland will receive £200,000 to re-establish a pilot rape crisis service there after a 12-year gap. Other organisations receiving grants include:

Jobs: Acorns

Acorns is recruiting for the following post: Outreach Children’s Counsellor/Play Therapist - 17 hours per week. Salary £23,212 pro rata. Fixed term post for 6 months. The post holder will deliver counselling/play therapy for children and young people aged 4-18 years, at suitable locations throughout Northumberland, and at our premises in North Shields, as part of a pilot programme of support.

Jobs: My Sister's Place

My Sister’s Place is recruiting for a Charity Fundraisr to sustain and further develop the charities potential to raise unrestricted funds. Salary scale £23,899 - £25,463 pro rata, 28 per week worked flexibly. The work will include some evening or weekend events and meetings. This is initially a fixed term contract for 12 months. We will consider direct employment, Job-sharing, career breaks, self-employment, agency or freelance consultancy. Open to those with an HND qualification, or relevant experience in marketing, media or business.

Call for evidence: interventions with young people who have experienced sexual violence

The International Centre at the University of Bedfordshire is calling for evidence of peer interventions with young people who have experienced sexual violence for its Our voices research project. Peer interventions may include a variety of models, such as: one-to-one or group-based peer support, peer-led self-help groups, peer mentoring or online support. The deadline to submit research evidence is 31 October 2018.

Preventing child sexual abuse in the home

The NSPCC has published two reports about working with a community to prevent child sexual abuse (CSA) in the home. Findings from an evaluation of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s Protecting Parents Across Communities programme (PPAC) include: working directly with community members helps professionals to identify local risks; CSA prevention programmes need to help mothers overcome the challenges to identifying risk and taking action if they are to be successful. Read more:

Majority of young men ‘more likely to challenge sexual harassment’ since #MeToo

New research from The Fawcett Society has found that one year on from the outpouring of #MeToo stories, there has been a significant shift in attitudes to sexual harassment. According to the research released today and supported by the law firm Hogan Lovells, the majority of people (53%) say that since #MeToo what is seen as acceptable has changed.

New measures announced to combat forced marriage

The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a package of measures to tackle forced marriage. As part of this, a public consultation will be launched to determine whether there should be a mandatory requirement for professionals to report a forced marriage case to the authorities. This will help identify:

  • which professionals the duty would apply to
  • the specific circumstances where a case would have to be reported
  • potential sanctions for failure to comply with the duty

Gender Pay Gap Reporting - What's Next? Webinar Series

April 2018 saw organisations with over 250 employees report on their Gender Pay Gap for the first time. 

With the date for 2019 reporting now hurtling towards us, join Everywoman's FREE Gender Pay Gap webinar series with everywoman Expert Helene Reardon-Bond OBE, as we look back at what we have learnt during this first year of reporting and look to the future and the next steps required. 

Grants of up to £100,000 available through the Justice and Equality Fund’s ‘Now’s the Time’ large grants programme

Now’s the Time is the second programme from the Justice and Equality Fund managed by Rosa. The programme aims to amplify the voices of individuals and groups who are calling for an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in their workplaces and in their communities.

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