Ending violence against women and girls

Jobs: Changing Lives

Changing Lives is recruiting for a Co-Production Worker (Full time, temporary contract, £22,633.00 - £24,571.00) to join the Fulfilling Lives Programme in Newcastle and Gateshead. Reporting to the Systems Change Lead, you will be jointly responsible for the development and co-ordination of the programme's established 'Experts by Experience' network, including recruitment of members of the group and managing apprentices / volunteers. As a Women's Co-Production Worker, you will focus on increasing the voice of women experiencing multiple-c

Evaluation Tender: Improving support for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse who have complex needs

AVA and Agenda are looking for an evaluator for the new national commission on domestic and sexual violence and multiple disadvantage. The total budget should not exceed £5000 including VAT and expenses, and it is expected that the work will be completed by March 2019. The deadline for proposals is 12th April 2018. See full details of the tender brief here

Tampon Tax to roll out innovative community response to domestic abuse

Women’s Aid Federation of England, working in partnership with Scottish Women’s Aid, Welsh Women’s Aid and Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland, have received £1,509,850 to roll out the ‘ask me’ project into communities across the UK. This will include onward grant opportunities for local service providers, to work in partnership with us, enabling access for as many as possible to join the innovative scheme: bringing communities together to provide an efficient and effective response to domestic abuse.

UK universities accused of failing to tackle sexual misconduct

Senior MPs, student leaders and equality campaigners have accused universities of failing to effectively tackle sexual misconduct after a Guardian investigation found that many have not carried out recommended reforms to support and protect victims. The research has shown major discrepancies remain in the ways many universities record incidents, which range from verbal harassment to rape, more than a year after a Universities UK (UUK) taskforce made recommendations for improvement. Read the full article here

Financial Abuse Drop-in

Earlier this month the Women's Budget Group attended a Parliamentary drop-in on Universal Credit and Financial Abuse organised by Dr Philippa Whitford MP to promote the Private Members Bill she had raised on the issue. We were joined by Women’s Aid, Surviving Economic Abuse and the Child Poverty Action Group to share our concerns about how people could be trapped in abusive relationships by the decision to pay Univ

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