Ending violence against women and girls

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. 

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.

Aspire Programme Chester-le-Street

We would like to shout out that there are still places available on the following courses:

  • Updating Your CV 
  • Move on with Maths
  • Sugar Craft Flowers
  • Understanding Alcohol Misuse
  • Change Your Life
  • Health Awareness
  • Explore Local History
  • Goal Setting and Smart Targeting

 

Our other services will also return for 2020 (no booking/referral required but women do need to sign up as Aspire members):

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