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Women’s News from the Equality Updates 6th June 2014

June 10, 2014

Some of the news stories from last week:

+ Women in Scotland face barriers in getting later abortions
+ ‘Mixing the Colours’
+ Money and Power: Commercial Sexual Exploitation DVD hard copy available free
+ Problems with the Isla Vista media coverage
+ Women in 2014
+ Attitudes towards Equality
+ New report into body image during pregnancy and after birth
+ The Polly Anna Venture
+ The everyday fear of violence every woman has to cope with
+ New campaign calls on mothers and carers to end Female Genital Mutilation
+ The Women’s Prison Issues to Watch for in ‘Orange is the New Black’
+ #TimeToAct: 84 hours of global action to end sexual violence in conflict

scroll down to read more and / or read the full Equality Updates newsletter 6th June
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From CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS

Women in Scotland face barriers in getting later abortions (26/05/14)
http://www.crfrblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/women-in-scotland-face-barriers-in.html

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From GLASGOW WOMEN’S LIBRARY

‘Mixing the Colours’
The Glasgow Women’s Library ‘Mixing the Colours’ project is working with women across Scotland to create space and opportunity for them to speak and be heard on the subject of sectarianism. As well as building resources and bibliographies which relate to women’s gender-specific experiences and understanding of sectarianism, the project is also looking for women who are prepared to take part in discussions, interviews, workshops and volunteering. You can find out more about getting involved with Mixing the Colours here http://womenslibrary.org.uk/inspiring-resources/mixing-the-colours/

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From VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION NETWORK SCOTLAND

Money and Power: Commercial Sexual Exploitation DVD hard copy available free (02/06/14)
Created in partnership with the Women’s Support Project, this DVD and CSE Resource Pack is a comprehensive tool for learning more about the sex industry and challenging the normalisation of sexual exploitation.
http://digbig.com/5bkate

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From WOMEN’S VIEWS ON NEWS

Problems with the Isla Vista media coverage (03/06/14)
http://digbig.com/5bkatf

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From 99% CAMPAIGN

Women in 2014
When I walk into a bar and order a drink, I don’t think about whether my drink has been spiked. I don’t keep a vigilant eye on it either, because this is a privilege I have as a man – and it should not be a privilege.
http://99percentblog.org/blog/2014/05/30/women-in-2014/

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From DEPARTMENT FOR CULTURE, MEDIA & SPORT and GOVERNMENT EQUALITIES OFFICE

Attitudes towards Equality (03/06/14)
Research was commissioned to examine attitudes to gender equality at work and different working patterns. Results provide a baseline on which to track progress and help feed into the government’s work programme to tackle the barriers and challenges faced by women at work.
http://digbig.com/5bkask

New report into body image during pregnancy and after birth (02/06/14)
http://digbig.com/5bkath

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From THE TRAVELLER MOVEMENT

The Polly Anna Venture
A domestic and sexual abuse project being delivered by the Traveller Movement and Solace Women’s Aid.
http://www.travellermovement.org.uk/the-polly-anna-venture/

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From THE GUARDIAN

The everyday fear of violence every woman has to cope with (01/06/14)
Men’s rights internet forums are seeking to distance themselves from last week’s mass murder by a misogynist in California – but it didn’t happen in a vacuum
http://digbig.com/5bkaxn

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From HOME OFFICE

New campaign calls on mothers and carers to end Female Genital Mutilation
(02/06/14)
http://digbig.com/5bkatj


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INTERNATIONAL

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From SEXUALITY POLICY WATCH

ABIA disseminates a statement repudiating police action against sex workers in Niterói (RJ) (29/05/14)
The Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association vehemently repudiates the grave human rights violations committed on May 23rd by civil police against more than 200 sex workers and residents in a building in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro.
http://www.sxpolitics.org/?p=9264

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From COLORLINES

The Women’s Prison Issues to Watch for in ‘Orange is the New Black’ (04/06/14)
http://digbig.com/5bkasa

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From FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE

#TimeToAct: 84 hours of global action to end sexual violence in conflict (01/06/14)
From early morning on Tuesday 10 June there will be 84 hours of global action to highlight the fight against sexual violence in conflict.
http://digbig.com/5bkatk

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