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This Fund is to help smaller charitable organisations in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.
At Women's Resource Centre, we are taking action to save our sector and save women's lives. Women's specialist charities reach women that other services simply cannot and these organisations are best placed to protect them and meet their needs.
But they are heading towards crisis point. The Coronavirus outbreak is having huge impact on service delivery whilst the demand for these services is set to triple.
There are 3 things you can do to help us amplify the voices of women to ensure our rights and our lives are not forgotten.
A research briefing written in response to the query: What is the evidence of how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic2 might impact on violence against women and girls (VAWG)? Please draw on any emerging global evidence from the current outbreak in corona virus, as well as other similar epidemics? (e.g. Ebola)Enquirer: Victoria Spencer, DFID VAWG Team
Our message to victims and survivors of domestic abuseWe know that if you are currently experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse you will know what being isolated and frightened will feel like. You might be worried about self-isolating with someone who is harming you. We’ve created this to help you think about what you might do over the coming weeks to stay safe.You are not alone in this.You are a survivor, equipped with the knowledge, strength and tools that help keep you and your family safe every day.
Without your urgent help, young women will face financial crisis over the next few weeks - despite the relief being offered by the government.
Young women in our communities are more likely to be unemployed or on zero hours contracts. Too many already struggle to make ends meet at the end of each month. For them, this crisis will mean real hardship.
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We know that existing inequalities mean that coronavirus will hit women the hardest, especially women who are already vulnerable. We know this means women’s organisations in the UK are under enormous pressure right now to support people in need, while also dealing with their own internal challenges.
Tampon Tax money hasn't always gone to specialist women's organisations, as was promised by the government, and Gemma Abbott of Free Periods has called on leaders to "reaffirm their commitment to supporting [these] charities" even after the tax has ended.