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The Big Idea Weekend for Young Women

August 19, 2014

Girls On The Move logo6th – 7th September, Edinburgh
Girls on the Move is a Youth Scotland project designed to increase the physical activity levels of girls and young women in Scotland and is funded by the Scottish Government. The project is celebrating the achievements of its young leaders with The Big Idea Weekend!

Featuring a wide range of workshops and activities, this is an amazing opportunity for girls and young women aged 15+ to:
Try new dance, sport and fitness workshops;
Gain new skills and get ideas for your own sessions;
Meet other leaders across Scotland to share experiences;
Get one-to-one guidance on leadership from tutors;
Learn about becoming a GOTM mentor and ambassador;
Have fun and meet new friends!.

Full details: http://digbig.com/5bkfhf

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Film Screening: Love And Sex In An Age Of Pornography

August 19, 2014

17th September, 10am – 1pm, GFT, GlasgowWomen's Support Project logo

The Women’s Support Project is delighted to have bought the license to use this film in education and public awareness raising and are keen to share it with a professional audience to gauge your reactions, thoughts and reflections.   This film provides a unique opportunity to see insights into all sides of the porn industry – from the behind the scenes production to the impact on young consumers. It also includes exclusive behind the scenes interviews with those involved in the mainstream porn industry in America and in the Europe.  Full details and to book:
http://vawpreventionscotland.org.uk/news/love-sex-age-pornography

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Keeping Mothers In Mind: Trauma Informed Approaches To Supporting Mothers Who Have Experienced Violence And Their Young Children

August 19, 2014

New article on the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships Blog: Keeping Mothers In Mind: Trauma Informed Approaches To Supporting Mothers Who Have Experienced Violence And Their Young Children

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Women And Girls At Risk: Evidence Across The Life Course

August 19, 2014

Research commissioned by Barrow Cadbury Trust, LankellyChase Foundation and the Pilgrim Trust: full report and a summary of the key messages here: http://digbig.com/5bkfhe

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TUC: Domestic Violence – Not Just A Domestic Issue

August 19, 2014

From the TUC blog:

Domestic violence may happen behind closed doors but it has far reaching consequences beyond the home and often has a significant impact on the working lives of those (the majority of whom are women) living with an abusive partner. The scale of the problem is huge. In the UK, in any one year, more than 20% of employed women take time off work because of domestic abuse, and 2% lose their jobs as a direct result of the abuse.
Read the full article

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Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline Volunteers: Information Evening

August 12, 2014

Rape Crisis Scotland logo27th August, GLASGOW, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Albany Learning & Conference Centre

Do you have some time to listen? Rape Crisis Scotland is looking for women to volunteer on the national helpline supporting survivors of sexual violence. If you have time to give, and would like the supportive atmosphere, excellent training and personal & professional development that Rape Crisis Scotland offers, come and find out more at our information evening. To book a place or for more information contact: Mridul Wadhwa on 0141 331 4188, or email volunteer@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

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Welcoming Equally Safe

August 12, 2014

In June 2014 the Scottish Government and COSLA launched ʻEqually Safe: Scotlandʼs strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girlsʼ.
Read more on the Violence Against Women Prevention Scotland website:
http://vawpreventionscotland.org.uk/news/welcoming-equally-safe

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