Ending violence against women and girls

Jobs: Wearside Women in Need

Wearside Women in Need is recruiting the following positions:

  • 2 x Community Outreach Workers, 28 – 37 hours per week £21,074 (pro rata)
  • Senior Support Refuge Worker, 37.5 hours per week SCP 24 – 27 (£22,401 - £24,657) (Depending on experience)
  • Project Workers – Various flexible Posts, 8 – 21 hours per week, £9.17 per hour.
  • Charity Fundraiser, 30 hours per week, £20,541 - £23,111 (pro rata)

Closing date: Wednesday,  2nd January 2019. More information here

16 Days of Activism: Rise Together Campaign

Within the 16 Days of Activism, Rise Together is a campaign that highlights the vital work that 5 BME women's organisations do, and helping the UK public take action to support them during the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women (25 November – 10 December). These organisations are Apna Haq, Ashiana Network,IMECE Women’s Centre, Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA), and the Latin American Women’s Rights Service(LAWRS). 

Search for Commissioner to lead response on domestic abuse – Home Office

The Home Office has announced it is launching recruitment for the Designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner, who will be charged with standing up for victims and survivors, providing public leadership on domestic abuse concerns and driving the response to issues. The candidate will also give recommendations to the government and local bodies on how provisions could be improved and highlight where best practice is taking place.

Home, the most dangerous place for women, with majority of female homicide victims worldwide killed by partners or family, UNODC study says

Around 87,000 women were killed around the world last year, some 50,000 - or 58 per cent - at the hands of intimate partners or family members. This amounts to some six women being killed every hour by people they know, according to new research published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

From the Margin to the Centre: Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls Alternative Bill

This document is proposed as the alternative bill to the government’s forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill 2018 and presents a summary of the key proposals. This bill is based on a deep understanding of the lived experiences of all those subjected to violence against women and girls (VAWG). It calls for a transformative response that is embedded in an equalities and human rights-based approach, and which is consistent with international and regional conventions and the laws of this country that reinforce the Public Sector Duty against discrimination of any kind. 

Domestic and sexual violence and abuse: Northern Ireland

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has published guidance for employers on developing a workplace policy on domestic and sexual violence and abuse. Guidance includes: definition of domestic and sexual violence and abuse; information on the impact of domestic and sexual violence and abuse on children; confidentiality and record keeping; perpetrators in the workplace; role of the line manager.

Violence, abuse and mental health network: survey

The Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network (VAMHN) is consulting on the priorities for its future research. An online survey asks respondents to rate questions by importance covering topics such as: technology and abuse; abuse and mental health problems; reducing violence against people with mental health problems; developing future methods of research. Source: NSPCC Caspar Alert

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - July 2018 to September 2018, Experimental Statistics Report

The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset (SCCI 2026) is a repository for individual level data collected by healthcare providers in England, including acute hospital providers, mental health providers and GP practices. The Experimental Statistics Report for July 2018 – September 2018 has now been published. The figures show that:

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