Ending violence against women and girls

Funding: Power Up

Comic Relief has launched Power Up, a funding opportunity focused on strengthening women’s and girls’ movements.The aim of this programme is to support a diverse range of women’s rights organisations to fight against systems which perpetuate the injustices they encounter in their daily lives. Comic Relief wants to work with women and girl-led organisations, partnerships, consortia and women’s funds who are supporting women to have collective power, build movements and become change agents. This fund is for women and girl led organisations only. 

Sexual harassment at work: regulators need to take responsibilities more seriously

The Women and Equalities Committee wrote in July to ten regulatory and inspection bodies in sectors including healthcare, law, education and financial services, asking them to explain what they were doing to tackle workplace sexual harassment. The correspondence has been published following publication of the Committee’s report on sexual harassment in the workplace, which found that such harassment is widespread and commonplace, and which called for regulators to take a more active role in eradicating it. Read more

#MeToo: UK stars give £1m to sexual harassment victims

Almost exactly a year after the first #MeToo tweet - the Justice and Equality Fund awarded £1,027,699 to seven women's organisations in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. These were the first grants to be awarded from the fund. The next recipients will be announced in November. The Women's Aid Federation in Northern Ireland will receive £200,000 to re-establish a pilot rape crisis service there after a 12-year gap. Other organisations receiving grants include:

Jobs: Acorns

Acorns is recruiting for the following post: Outreach Children’s Counsellor/Play Therapist - 17 hours per week. Salary £23,212 pro rata. Fixed term post for 6 months. The post holder will deliver counselling/play therapy for children and young people aged 4-18 years, at suitable locations throughout Northumberland, and at our premises in North Shields, as part of a pilot programme of support.

Jobs: My Sister's Place

My Sister’s Place is recruiting for a Charity Fundraisr to sustain and further develop the charities potential to raise unrestricted funds. Salary scale £23,899 - £25,463 pro rata, 28 per week worked flexibly. The work will include some evening or weekend events and meetings. This is initially a fixed term contract for 12 months. We will consider direct employment, Job-sharing, career breaks, self-employment, agency or freelance consultancy. Open to those with an HND qualification, or relevant experience in marketing, media or business.

Call for evidence: interventions with young people who have experienced sexual violence

The International Centre at the University of Bedfordshire is calling for evidence of peer interventions with young people who have experienced sexual violence for its Our voices research project. Peer interventions may include a variety of models, such as: one-to-one or group-based peer support, peer-led self-help groups, peer mentoring or online support. The deadline to submit research evidence is 31 October 2018.

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