Women's rights

Making the domestic abuse bill work for survivors - Women's Aid

Currently, the domestic abuse bill is silent on this issue of unsafe family courts and child contact.This is where we come in.

Our Child First campaign is calling for the bill to deliver safe child contact arrangements for children in cases of domestic abuse, and new protections to make the family courts safer for survivors. We keep survivors at the heart of our work and campaign to ensure their voices are heard. Read more about our work on the domestic abuse bill and keeping children safe below.

Global Fund for Women expands young women's leadership programme to East Africa

With funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we have expanded the Young Women’s Leadership Initiative to East Africa–in Kenya and Tanzania. Global Fund for Women is working with 40 young women from 20 women’s rights organizations across Kenya and Tanzania, to strengthen their leadership and support them as they create and implement their own community projects to create social change. The initiative in East Africa is currently in its first year, and Global Fund for Women will be tracking the initiative’s progress.

Step Up Migrant Women Campaign publishes research findings on migrant women reporting to the police

The Right to be Believed: Migrant women facing violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the 'hostile immigration' environment in London, a research report produced by Cathy McIwaine from King's College London, Lucila Granada and Illary Valenzuela-Oblitas from LAWRS/Step Up Migrant Women campaign, was published in May. 

Honorary Doctorate

Congratulations to Umme Iman who was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Civil Laws by Newcastle University yesterday in recognition of her work on ensuring equality and Human Rights for BME women and children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New WRC website coming soon...

Women's Resource Centre wanted to get in touch to let you know that they have a new website coming soon. 

"Until the new site is launched, we would love for you to keep up to date with what WRC are doing by following us on Twitter & Facebook @whywomen.

A temporary site where you can find links to training, events and information will still be accesible using the same address www.wrc.org.uk

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