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Job vacancy – Wythenshawe Safespots – Domestic Abuse Support Advisor

Job Title: Domestic Abuse Support AdvisorSalary/ Rate: £11 per hourLocation: ManchesterClosing Date: 16 March 2021Hours: 12 or 18 hours per weekContract Period: 1 year fixed-term contract (With the possibility of an extension) Wythenshawe Safespots is a survivor-led, community-based organisation that exists to support women and families who have experienced, or, are experiencing domestic abuse. We … Continue reading “Job vacancy – Wythenshawe Safespots – Domestic Abuse Support Advisor”

Womens Aid – Expect Respect Healthy Relationships Toolkit

Women’s Aid Has launched the newly updated Expect Respect Healthy Relationships Toolkit for children and young people, as part of Yves Saint Laurent Beauty’s global project to end intimate partner violence. This prevention toolkit will explore healthy relationships and help children and young people recognise the key warning signs of abuse, as well as educating young people on the … Continue reading “Womens Aid – Expect Respect Healthy Relationships Toolkit”

Centre For Women’s Justice – Report – Women Who Kill: How The State Criminalises Women We Might Otherwise Be Burying February

“This report is the culmination of a four year research study that explores the criminal justice response to women who kill abusive men. Through in-depth interviews with some key practitioners in the criminal justice system, and most crucially with women themselves, our research explores the extent to which the law itself, and the way the … Continue reading “Centre For Women’s Justice – Report – Women Who Kill: How The State Criminalises Women We Might Otherwise Be Burying February”

Surviving Economic Abuse – support tools & new website launched

Surviving Economic Abuse have launched a new website and two new Tools to Thrive. “If you haven’t already, do take a look around the new site, which has resources for victim-survivors, their loved ones and professionals supporting them. We’ve also revamped our Research and Policy sections to bring you the latest on SEA’s work and economic abuse research around … Continue reading “Surviving Economic Abuse – support tools & new website launched”

Job vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) – Curator / Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover) – 1 role available

Job Title: Curator / Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover) – 1 role availableSalary/ Rate: £25,250 pro rata (Pay review pending)Location: ManchesterClosing Date: midnight on Monday 1st March 2021Date of Interview: 18th or 19th of March 2021Hours: 21 hours (3 days) per week, with possible increase once re-open to the publicContract Period: 9 months (maternity cover) About … Continue reading “Job vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) – Curator / Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover) – 1 role available”

Legal aid update – Victory for survivors of domestic abuse as legal aid win comes into force

From Rights of Women – February 3rd, 2021 From today, victims and survivors of domestic abuse who were previously denied access to legal aid will no longer be asked to sell their homes to access safety from abuse and justice. Due to the unrealistic rules relating to legal aid eligibility, women who were unable to … Continue reading “Legal aid update – Victory for survivors of domestic abuse as legal aid win comes into force”

Report – ‘DO NO HARM’ Lived Experiences and Impacts of FGM Safeguarding Policies and Procedures, Bristol study

FORWARD, and the University of Huddersfield publish new research that documents how the stringent, targeted, FGM safeguarding measures introduced since the 2014 Girl Summit are causing distress and mistrust amongst African diaspora communities in Bristol, and potentially across the country.  The research reveals first-hand evidence documenting how FGM safeguarding policies are leaving families feeling racially profiled, criminalised and stigmatised. FGM … Continue reading “Report – ‘DO NO HARM’ Lived Experiences and Impacts of FGM Safeguarding Policies and Procedures, Bristol study”

Job vacancy – Rochdale Connections Trust – Male Behaviour Change Programme Manager

Job Title: Male Behaviour Change Programme ManagerSalary/ Rate: £25,000 per annumLocation: Rochdale Closing Date: 4.00 pm on Wednesday the 10th of February 2021Date of Interview: week commencing 15th February 2021Hours: 36.25 hours per week to be worked flexibly to meet the requirements of the serviceContract Period: Fixed term contract to November 2021 (with the possibility of a … Continue reading “Job vacancy – Rochdale Connections Trust – Male Behaviour Change Programme Manager”

New research project – participants wanted – Clare’s Law and Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes: Victim/Survivor Perspectives.

As you will be likely aware, Clare’s Law was implemented following the murder of Clare Wood by a man with a known history of violence. Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes (DVDSs) were rolled out in 2014 which allow police to disclose normally confidential information about a person’s criminal history to someone deemed at risk for future … Continue reading “New research project – participants wanted – Clare’s Law and Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes: Victim/Survivor Perspectives.”