Ending violence against women and girls

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland: 40th Anniversary Firewalk

This year, Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland is 40 years old! RCTN have a whole year of fundraising events planned, including a FIREWALK! They are thrilled to host their THIRD firewalk this March 2018 after such a fantastic response from you all in 2016 and 2017. Join them at The Assembly Rooms, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 27th March for a night to remember! It is £25 to do the firewalk and entirely free to watch - so bring your friends and family for moral support!

Changes to domestic violence evidence requirements come into effect

This week, the Ministry of Justice announced that as of the 8th January 2018, victims of domestic violence will get more support in taking abusive former partners to court. Changes to evidence requirements in private family law disputes have come into effect. There will no longer be a time limit on abuse evidence, which previously stood at five years. Additionally, the range of documents accepted as evidence of abuse has been widened to include statements from domestic violence support organisations and housing support officers.

Girls are more than twice as likely as boys to experience ‘emotional problems'

Following the publication of a new report about mental health problems in young people aged 11 to 14, Katharine Sacks-Jones, Director of Agenda and co-chair of the Department of Health’s Women’s Mental Health Taskforce says: “New research showing that one in four girls say they experience emotional problems is yet more evidence of a growing mental health crisis among girls and young women. Although the drivers of mental ill health are complicated, we can’t ignore the fact that poor mental health among women and girls is often closely linked to violence an

Women's Aid petition

In October 2017 the Government launched plans for the future of refuge funding in 2020 which Women’s Aid are warning will dismantle the national network of refuges and put the lives of women and children trying to escape domestic abuse at risk. Women’s Aid are issuing an urgent SOS call to Government to rethink these proposals and save refuges, save lives. Find out more about the campaign on the Women’s Aid website, and sign the petition here

EVAW on John Worboys release

Following the news that John Worboys, thought to be one of the UK's most prolific rapists, is to be freed from jail, the End Violence Against Women Coalition has said: "The decision to release John Worboys beggars belief. It is likely to be the product of a justice system and a society that cannot and perhaps will not deal with rape. Even though the police – who failed horrifically in bringing him to justice – said there are probably more than 100 women victims of John Worboys, he is to be released.


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