Diversity and difference

Churchill Fellowships - now open for applications

  • Keen to explore new ideas overseas for inspiring change in the UK? Apply for a @wcmtuk Fellowship. Travel research grants now open to all UK citizens aged 18+ (link to https://www.wcmt.org.uk/apply)
  • Inspired by overseas practice in your profession? Apply for a @wcmtuk Fellowship. Travel research grants now open to all UK citizens aged 18+ (link to https://www.wcmt.org.uk/apply)

Victorian activist Jospehine Butler documentary Night of Years now available online

This is a new documentary about the life and work of early feminist Josephine Butler. You can view it online at https://vimeo.com/262196971

Josephine gave a voice to women who were being exploited and treated barbarically as part of the Contagious Diseases Acts. She also shone a light on the sexual trafficking of women and girls in the later hall of the 19th century. She is now largely forgotten, but the work she did still has resonances today.

Vote for local project in Nat West Skills and Opportunities Fund

NEWN member the MIllin Charity has been nominated for an award from Nat West Skills and Opportunities Fund. To find out more about the Fund and to cast your vote in the process visit http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com/vote/

For more aboit the Millin Charity's women's enterprise support visit http://www.themillincharity.co.uk/local-women-local-enterprise


More than half of women MPs faced discrimination standing for parliament, finds Young Women’s Trust

More than half of current women MPs say they faced gender discrimination during their selection or election, according to a ComRes poll for Young Women’s Trust. 

The charity, which supports young women on low or no pay, found that 55 per cent of women MPs were treated less well when trying to get into parliament because of their gender. Labour MPs were the most likely to report gender discrimination (24 per cent of all Labour respondents), followed by Conservative MPs (21 per cent of all Conservative respondents). 

Women and girls projects that will benefit from £15 million Tampon Tax Fund – Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Wide range of projects benefiting women and girls to receive funding over next two years

Thousands of women from across the UK will benefit from £15 million from the latest round of the Tampon Tax Fund, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced today.


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