Ending violence against women and girls

Voices of Resilience: Migrant and Refugee Women in Europe (a LAWRS documentary)

On International Migrants Day in 2018, Latin American Women's Rights Service launched their short documentary titled: “Voices of resilience: Migrant and Refugee women in Europe” which highlights the experiences of migrant women in the UK, Spain, Poland and Italy and shares their experiences and calls for change.

Looking for contributions to Tyneside Festival of Women

Are you or your organisation planning an event or activity related to Girls and Women? Perhaps you have an idea related to International Women's Day 2019? Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums' 'Women of Tyneside' project are hosting a Festival of Women and are inviting organisations to share their events and activities so they can promote and celebrate collaboratively through a printed programme whihc will be distributed across Tyneside.

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland Co-CEO awarded MBE

Congratulations to Sue Pearce, CEO of Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN), who has been nominated for a Member of the British Empire (MBE) Award for her work with women who have experienced sexual violence. Sue Pearce said “I have had a very rewarding career at RCTN and I never anticipated it would be topped by such an accolade.” See the Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland website for the full press release

Women's Mental Health Taskforce report

The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce – chaired by Minister Jackie Doyle-Price and Katharine Sacks-Jones, Chief Executive of women’s charity Agenda – has set out its key principles for gender and trauma-informed care in its final report. The taskforce was set up in 2017 to tackle evidence of deteriorating mental health among women and poor outcomes experienced by those using support services.

Women’s Aid and survivor campaigners mark the third anniversary of the coercive control legislation coming into force

The 29th December 2018 marked the third anniversary of the coercive control legislation coming into force in England and Wales. An estimated 1.3 million women experienced domestic abuse last year alone and the police recorded over half a million domestic abuse-related crimes in the year 2017/18. Yet the police recorded just 9,053 coercive control offences in 2017/18 and less than 300 offenders were convicted for this crime in England and Wales during 2016 and 2017. See the Women's Aid press release

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