Ending violence against women and girls

Jobs: Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland are recruiting a Community Engagement Worker/Trainer – Older Women. Fixed Term Contract for one year, 37 hours per week, salary £24,657 (NJC point 27) plus 2% inflation award 19/20 Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland are seeking a proactive and creative woman who can build and maintain links with both statutory and voluntary agencies, including health, social care, criminal justice and adult safeguarding.

Rights of Women’s new report recommending changes to the Exceptional Case Funding scheme

Rights of Women launched research report Accessible or beyond reach? Navigating the Exceptional Case Funding Scheme without a lawyer which provides a detailed analysis of the ECF scheme’s accessibility for women survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. The report’s findings provide an evidence-based consideration of the matters the Government has identified it wishes to address including its inaccessibility to individuals, chronic delays in decision making and an urgent case procedure that is not fit for purpose.

Ofsted leaders quizzed by MPs show lack of urgency and commitment to tackling sexual violence in schools

On the 5th February 2019) the Education Select Committee held an ‘accountability hearing’, where they questioned Ofsted chiefs Amanda Spielman and Sean Harford on the new draft education inspection framework, Ofsted’s annual report, and how safeguarding arrangements in schools are inspected. Emma Hardy MP opened her questions reminding the room that it is sexual abuse and sexual violence week, and went on to ask a series of questions about how Ofsted are able to properly assess how well a school is safeguarding its pupils from sexual violence.

Day of Action to End Workplace Harassment 5th March

In the run-up to International Women’s Day, Not the Job, CARE International and Fawcett Society from the Centenary Action Group are organising a Day of Action to End Workplace Harassment on Tuesday 5th March.

The Not The Job Campaign are encouraging citizens from across the UK to meet with their MP in Parliament and ask them to publicly pledge their commitment to ending workplace harassment, in the UK and globally.

Stop companies using non disclosure agreements to silence staff – Pregnant Then Screwed Petition

To Theresa May and the government,

Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) are being used by powerful employers to cover up the appalling treatment of some of their staff. Companies can use them regularly to hide issues like sexual harassment, racism, and pregnancy and maternity discrimination. Employees are being subjected to vile treatment, they’re then paid a sum of money and forced to sign an agreement which will gag them from speaking publicly about what happened.

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