Diversity and difference

Request from North Tyneside Labour Party Women's Forum for BAME contributors to IWD film

North Tyneside Labour Part Women's Forum member Michelle Fox has volunteered to make a short film for an International Women's Day event to be hosted in North Tyneside about the challenges facing women (including LGBTQ+) and how we, as activists, can help and support them to tackle and overcome these challenges. 

Talking About UK Poverty Toolkit

We’ve taken the launch of our new UK Poverty report as an opportunity to release a new edition of our Talking About Poverty toolkit. This straightforward guide gives you the key messages from our latest content and findings and is designed to support you – our friends and allies campaigning to turn the tide on UK poverty – to prepare a quality response, tell a well-framed story on the issues you’re concerned about, and join us to call for action. Together, we can be a collective voice for change that’s impossible to ignore.

 

UK Somalis 'racially profiled' over FGM

Parents are wrongly being arrested and having their children taken into care due to the stigma around female genital mutilation (FGM), members of the UK Somali community have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme. They say figures suggesting tens of thousands of girls are at risk in the UK are inaccurate.

"Social services with the police came to the house, removed our children and arrested my wife. We didn't know what the allegations were - nobody said anything, nobody asked us anything, it was just really a shock," said Yusef - not his real name.

Are the Equality Act 2010 and CEDAW working for the women’s voluntary & community sector in England?

In March 2019, the CEDAW Committee published a set of recommendations on how the UK could better protect and promote women's rights. The UK and devolved governments have until 2023 to implement these recommendations before they must report back to the UN on progress made, although three overarching recommendations and one surrounding Brexit must be reported on in 2021.

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