Women's rights

British women ‘being forced into polygamous relationships’ because law lets them down, campaigners say

‘The government is always perfectly happy to relegate minority women to kangaroo courts and faith-based parallel legal systems’  Maya OppenheimWomen’s Correspondent, The Independent

British women are increasingly being pressured into polygamous relationships or left without child support when relationships break up because UK law does not offer adequate protection to spouses in religious marriages, campaigners have warned.

Aspire Supporting Sisters Interim Report

Aspire's Supporting Sisters project is entering its 4th year!

"Supporting Sisters has been funded by the Big Lottery Community Fund Women and Girls Initiative to enable “at risk” women to stay well, feel supported and get more from life. For the National Lottery’s 25th birthday, we are releasing our Interim Report to celebrate our work so far and look ahead to the final two years of the Supporting Sisters project.

Our Interim Report tracks the development of Aspire’s holistic, integrated support services and their impact on the lives of the women who use them.

Trustee vacancy RSACC

Application deadline: Friday, 20 December, 2019 - 12:00

The Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (RSACC) was established in 1993, we work to end rape and sexual violence by supporting and empowering women and girls in Darlington and County Durham. Each year we support over 750 survivors of sexual violence. We are a small independent charity with 14 staff and 30 volunteers. We are the only provider of specialist sexual violence services in Darlington and County Durham and commitment to ensuring survivors get the support they need.

More young women than ever now call themselves feminists – Young Women’s Trust

Nearly 70 percent of young women aged 18-24 call themselves feminist and say that sexism is a major problem in the UK, according to new research by Young Women’s Trust.

The annual poll also revealed one in 10 young women took part in a protest or other form of activism in the last year, indicating a rise in civil and political protesting among those who feel ignored by decision makers.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women marks start of 16 Days of Activism

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism.

The #16Days is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. 

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