Ending violence against women and girls

Creative writing with women survivors

Are you a woman survivor of sexual violence who has already attended one of our groups and is interested in creative writing in a safe, facilitated space? This group might be for you. Over 6 weeks we will explore storytelling with author and creative writing tutor, Tracey Iceton.

Each session will focus on a different aspect of writing, using easy and creative exercises. You can choose whether to write about yourself or about something completely different, the choice is yours.

National Sexual Violence Fund 19/20

The Home Office is seeking to award grant funding to non-statutory sector organisations in England and Wales to provide support to victims and survivors of rape and sexual violence.

Funding of £150k will be awarded for a period of 11 months. If successful, the voluntary sector organisation(s) will be allocated funding centrally via a Grant Agreement from the Home Office.

You can find details on the contract finder page by clicking the button below. 

Support Southall Black Sisters & Latin American Womens Rights Service #ProtectionForAll

Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) jointly hosted a public meeting #ProtectionForAll: Domestic Abuse Bill and Migrant Women on the 18th of March in the Houses of Parliament to discuss the Domestic Abuse Bill and put forward amendments which uphold migrant women’s human rights to safety and justice.

SBS and LAWRS are calling for:

Government is failing on disabled women’s rights, UN is told

During the commitee examination of the UK on its progress in implementing the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Eleanor Lisney and Rachel O’Brien, from Sisters of Frida, told a UN committee how the UK government is failing to address the significant barriers and human rights violations faced by disabled women in accessing social security, justice, jobs and health services.

Update on CEDAW from Women's Resource Centre

At the end of February, CEO of WRC Vivienne Hayes went to Geneva along with members of the North East's CEDAW working group, to lead on WRC's input to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.

After the collaborative efforts of numerous women’s organisations in preparation of the UK government’s examination at the United Nations on their progress in achieving all women’s rights, the UN have released their recommendations (see the link below). 

Women are bearing the brunt of the Government’s inaction on social care

Women are bearing the brunt of the Government’s inaction on social care, says Age UK, with ‘sandwich carers’ especially badly hit

On International Women’s Day 2019 Age UK warns that women are generally being hurt the most by the lack of care and support

‘Sandwich carers’ are under particular pressure and most (68%) are women

This International Women’s Day marks the 2nd anniversary of the Government’s broken promise to fix social care with a Green Paper

RCEW: Ministry of Justice funding announcement

Forty-three Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) member Centres have been awarded funding by the Ministry of Justice on 22nd March 2019. Formerly known as the Rape Support Fund, this money has funded some core costs and provided some much-needed stability for specialist Rape Crisis Centres for a number of years. The three-year awards announced will continue to be used by RCEW members in this way.

Kundalini Yoga for women survivors of sexual violence: Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

6-30-7.45pm: Thursday 18th April – Thursday 11th July, central Newcastle. This 12 week group is an opportunity for women from Tyneside and Northumberland who have experienced sexual violence to practice simple yoga. The sessions will take place in central Newcastle with Jerry, our teacher who is fully-trained in trauma-informed kundalini yoga. If you are interested in this yoga class, please contact jhutchinson@rctn.org.uk for further details.

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