Ending violence against women and girls

EmpowHER programme starts soon

Streetwise is currently recruiting young women for their next EmpowHER group work programme, which they hope to start at the beginning of August. The group is aimed at young women who have been affected by domestic or sexual violence however they will not be asked to disclose this in the group. They do a 1-2-1 meeting beforehand to help the young person feel comfortable and assess suitability for the group.

Young women do lots of self-care activities, including Yoga, explore what it means to be a female, body positivity, assertiveness etc. 

Understanding the drivers of youth social action

The #iwill campaign have commissioned research to understand what young people coming from lower socio-economic groups understand by social action and what motivates them either to engage or not to engage.

They would like to hold two focus groups here in the North East, one with young people aged 13 to 15 who are currently engaging in youth social action and another with young people aged 13 to 15 who are not currently engaging in youth social action.

Each focus group will last approximately an hour and they are looking for 6 -10 young people to take part.

Funding for the UK Women's Sector - we need your help!

WRC have teamed up with the Women's Budget Group to research issues facing funding for the UK Women's Sector.

We are asking women's organisations (not-for-profit groups led by and for women) to fill in this survey about the financial sustainability and health of the women's sector across the UK. The data collected here will help us to produce a report on the state of funding for the sector, which will be come out later this year.

A Crisis in Rape Crisis

Ahead of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sexual Violence session looking at the funding landscape for specialist support services, rape survivor and campaigner Fern Champion, and Rape Crisis England & Wales Policy Officer Rebecca Hitchen, appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC2 to discuss chronic under-resourcing of counselling and advocacy for victims and survivors. A Crisis in Rape Crisis:

The Female Face of Poverty: Examining the causes and consequences of economic deprivation for women

This is a report about the causes of poverty among women and the consequences that poverty has on women’s lives. It is part of a collaboration between the Women’s Budget Group (WBG) and five women’s organisations in Coventry to improve the support they provide disadvantaged women. 

Jobs: Teeside SARC

Safe In Tees Valley are seeking to appoint a Daytime Crisis Worker to act as part of the north east SARC-support service with specific responsibility to operate from the Teesside SARC. Full time – initial 2 year contract with an option to extend for a further 2 years subject to review, £22,700. Closing date: 2nd August, 12 noon. The daytime SARC Crisis Worker will provide a consistent, first point of contact for all enquiries to the Teesside SARC. The service is available to provide support for all victims of rape and other sexual offences.

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