Ending violence against women and girls

Covid-19 Extraordinary Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Services - bidding deadline 2nd June

Many of you will have picked up  that the Ministry of Justice launched 'Covid-19 Extraordinary Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Services'.  This means a potential extra £494,000 to support services in Northumbria to help maintain support to vulnerable victims during this very challenging time.  

Police forces approach to digital downloads is unlawful’ – response to UK ICO report – Centre for Women’s Justice

A report published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office found that police forces are routinely processing ‘potentially excessive’ sensitive personal data belonging to members of the public from mobile phones in the course of criminal investigations.


“Some rise in reports of domestic abuse during lockdown in rural areas and concerns over those unable to escape potentially abusive situations during lockdown.”

That’s the message coming from Graham Biggs, the CX of the Rural Services Network following a survey of member organisations about the impact of covid-19 and lockdown on incidences of domestic abuse and homelessness during April and May. 

Centenary Action Group

The Centenary Action Group are a coalition of over 100+ women’s rights organisations and activists who are #stillmarching for women’s right to take part in decisions that affect their lives. Their main aims are for:

  • Greater women’s political participation and leadership
  • An end of violence and abuse against all women, including those in politics
  • Targeted efforts to make political life more family-friendly

During this pandemic they submitted evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee on the impact of Covid19 on women.


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