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Women Today is a society where Black African Women in Tees Valley are empowered and enjoy their rights and are aware of all the services and help that are around them with support from whole communities so as to walk in the fullness of their potential.

Safe at Home: The case for a response to domestic abuse by housing providers

New research by SafeLives and Gentoo looks at the vital role housing providers can play in the response to domestic abuse. Every year, nearly two million people in the UK experience domestic abuse. Seven women a month are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales. Yet thousands of victims do not get the right support at the right time, with SafeLives research showing that 85% of victims seek help five times on average before they get effective help. 

The independent review of the Mental Health Act: Interim Report

This independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) was commissioned by the government in October 2017. Our terms of reference ask us to make recommendations for improvement in relation to rising detention rates, racial disparities in detention, and concerns that the act is out of step with a modern mental health system. We were asked to look at both legislation and practice, with recommendations extending to England in relation to matters that are devolved in Wales (including health), and England and Wales in relation to non-devolved matters (including justice). 

Sex & Power Index 2018

Leading gender equality charity, the Fawcett Society, has today revealed the extent of male-dominated power positions in 2018. Its new Sex and Power Index reveals that positions of power in every sector of our society are dominated by men. 


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