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Funding: Hadrian Trust

This small Charitable Trust aims to improve the lives of people living and working in the North East by awarding grants (normally £500 - £2,000) on a quarterly basis to charities and groups working for the benefit of the people and the environment. The Trust mainly makes grants for projects working in the fields of social welfare, youth, disability, the elderly, women, ethnic minorities, education, arts and the environment.

Deadline: 11th September 2017

For more information, visit the Hadrian Trust website. 

Rape Crisis England & Wales: evaluation partner tender opportunity

Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) is seeking an evaluation partner for their Weaving the Web Project. Funded by the Big Lottery Women and Girl’s Initiative Strategic Fund over a 5-year period, the Weaving the Web project intends to develop a platform from which a range of easily accessible specialist online services will be provided, which complement and enhance Rape Crisis existing services. RCEW is seeking a like-minded partner to work with them from October 2017 to October 2021 to conduct an evaluation of the project.

Northern Irish Social Workers could be prosecuted due to benefits ‘rape clause’

The debate around the two-child benefit cap continues. This week, The Guardian reported that Northern Irish Social Workers have joined Labour in warning that claimants for children born of non-consensual sex may be criminalised, as it is an offence not to report a crime to police in Northern Ireland. 

Legal challenge to discriminatory Government policy on soliciting offences

On the 27th July the Divisional Court heard an application from the Government to stay a ground-breaking legal challenge of its policy in relation to the retention and disclosure of criminal convictions arising from soliciting offences. The claim, brought by three women and supported in evidence by several others, will argue for the first time that the Government legislative scheme discriminates against women and is contrary to the UK’s legal obligations in respect of the trafficking of women.

Gender Based Violence and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Women’s Mental Health

On May 8 2017, Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) held a seminar to explore the theme of gender-based violence and BME women’s mental health. The seminar provided an opportunity to explore existing models, barriers and challenges, to hear from experts by experience and explore solutions to barriers. AVA has produced a practice summary, bringing together the key points from the seminar – it is not intended as a definitive guide but as a summary of the views and ideas put forward on that day.

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