Women's rights

Report launch: Benefits or barriers? Making social security work for survivors of violence and abuse across the UK’s four nations

Aspects of the social security system undermine the UK Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill.

Economic abuse is included in a statutory definition of abuse in the draft Domestic Abuse Bill; but the Bill’s potential is undermined by aspects of the benefits system that give additional scope for abusers to misuse benefits (e.g. the Universal Credit single payment) and by failing to meet survivors’ needs.

Read the full report here.

Job Vacancy - Chief Executive Women's Aid

We are seeking a Chief Executive to provide strong, strategic leadership and a powerful voice for our members through our next stage of growth. Inspired by our feminist values and ethos, our new Chief Executive will ensure Women's Aid is in the best possible position to support our members and their voice as they work tirelessly to support survivors of domestic abuse. This will include ensuring the organisation has a robust and effective infrastructure that maximises our membership support, enables staff to be as effective as possible and comprehensively manages our finances.

Job Vacancy - Young Women's Project Coordinator

We are looking for a dynamic worker to join the Women’s Workshop team to take a lead on our work with unemployed young women aged 18 – 25.

The project is funded by Virgin Money Foundation, and is about providing practical, holistic and skills development support to young women who are not in employment, education or training. Our aim is to encourage young women to recognise their strengths and aim for careers that will be fulfilling and sustainable, whether in work or enterprise.

Details:

0.5 (18 hours a week)

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