Women's rights

Gender Equality Peer Educator Vacancies - West End Women and Girls

We are very excited to announce we have received 2-year funding from Paul Hamlyn Act for Change fund to employ two young women as gender equality peer educators. We have two full time posts available and are now taking applications. The role will involve working with other young women and girls to tackle gender inequality and to joyfully Smash the Patriarchy. The deadline for applications is the 31st January 2020.  Please request forms and return completed applications to laura.christer@westendwomenandgirls.co.uk

Job Opportunity at Aspire - Partnership Development / Link Officer

(Part-time 19.5 hours) Fixed Term Contract to August 2021

Would you like to use your skills to make a difference to vulnerable women and girls?  Are you an excellent relationship builder with the ability to influence others in support of our work?  If so, please get in touch!

We are welcoming and friendly organisation and we are searching for someone who shares our commitment to provide opportunities for women and girls to learn and grow in confidence.  

Girls Speak Campaign

Every girl should be able to live her life free from inequality, poverty and violence.

But too often girls at the sharpest end of inequality are missing from the public debate about the issues young people face and services and policies are designed without them in mind. 

Fawcett’s 2020 Sex and Power Index: Men continue to dominate every sector of UK public life

The Fawcett Society’s 2020 Sex and Power Index charts the extent of male domination of positions of power – with women still missing in significant numbers from top jobs in politics, the law, civil service, trade unions, charities, professional bodies and sport bodies. The Index also reveals an alarming lack of women of colour across the top jobs in all sectors.

The data in the 2020 Sex and Power Index also reveals the dismally slow pace of change – with stark inequalities continuing to thrive in the UK today.

The key findings are:

Hundreds of vulnerable patients sexually assaulted on NHS wards

A loophole in official guidelines means hospitals are still forcing female patients to mix with men on wards

Hundreds of vulnerable women and men are being sexually assaulted by other patients while staying on NHS wards – at a rate of one attack every day, data has revealed.

At least 1,019 sexual assaults were reported by male and female patients on mixed sex mental health wards between April 2017 and October 2019, according to figures obtained by the Health Service Journal.

Angelou Centre helpine for supporting BAME women with no recourse to public funds

We are pleased to announce the launch of our specialist helpline for agencies who are working with black and minority survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have no recourse to public funds. Contact us for expert advice and guidance on any issues relating to domestic and sexual violence.

This Helpline can also be accessed directly by survivors who have queries around no recourse to public funds.

Please Contact: 0191 226 0981
Helpline Open: 10.30-12.30 Monday - Thursday

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