Women's rights

#NoShame

In the run up to the 21st of October when abortion in Northern Ireland will be decriminalised, Alliance for Choice will be sharing the voices of real women and pregnant people, the majority of whom, were forced to travel from Northern Ireland to access abortion healthcare services. In conjunction with the beautiful and poignant ‘In Her Shoes’ project, we will be sharing real quotes from stories unchanged and written by real people who should never have been forced to make journeys shrouded in stigma and shame.

Investigating the impact of the loss of EU funding on women's organisations

Equally Ours is looking at the impact of the loss of EU funding on women's organisations, particularly the Rights Equality and Citizenship fund which has targeted VAWG.

Equally Ours want to make the case for replacement funds to ensure that vital support for the sector is sustained post-Brexit, but to do this they need your help. If you have had REC or other European funding, or thoughts on what a UK replacement fund should look like, they want to hear from you.

Get your voice heard: CEDAW 2019 and Women's Rights in UK Public Law and Commissioning Survey

We want your opinion on how the government protects and promotes women's rights and women's organisation in the UK.
Take part in our survey via the link at the bottom of this email, by Monday 30th September.

In March 2019, the CEDAW Committee published a set of recommendations on how the UK could better protect and promote women's rights.

There’s no room at the top for women scientists

Women make up half of students in the life sciences, but only one in four professors, according to data from 500 scientific institutions worldwide. 

Speaking to the BBC, Dr Jessica Wade of Imperial College London, who champions women in physics but wasn’t connected with this particular study, said: “There is no point in encouraging more girls into science if the system is set up to exclude them,”

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