Women and economy

Festival of Women callout

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums’ ‘Women of Tyneside’ project are hosting a Festival of Women from March-June 2019. TWAM are inviting organisations of share their events and activities so they can promote and celebrate collaboratively through the printed programme which will be distributed across Tyneside early next year. Deadline for submission of information: 15th January 2019.  

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence report into the Funding and Commissioning of Sexual Violence and Abuse Services 2018

Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sexual Violence launched the group's report into the ‘Funding and Commissioning of Sexual Violence and Abuse Services’.  The report finds that sexual violence and abuse victims wait up to 14 months to access valued counselling at Rape Crisis Centres, and the sector does not have the resources to keep up with demand.

Life-Changing & Life-Saving: Funding for the women’s sector

The Women’s Budget Group and Women’s Resource Centre have launched a report focusing on specialist women’s organisations. With the exception of one organisation in the survey and one organisation in the qualitative interviews, all organisations who participated in this research are led by women, offering services and support targeted specifically to women. The aim of this report is to analyse how these specialist, often local organisations are faring in the current funding environment.

7 January - Our Work: Have your say ~ Equality and Human Rights Commission – Consultation closes

The Equality and Human Rights Commission EHRC would like to hear your views about their draft strategic plan (their work plan for the next three years).

"We have set out strategic goals and priority aims in the draft plan. Your views on how we prioritise and achieve these aims are very important to us.

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