OFN Friday News Digest
The OFN brings you a roundup of the week’s news relevant to Older Women.

Police experience survey for victims of rape and sexual assault

If you have been a victim of rape or sexual assault whose case has been investigated by a police force in the UK, City University London want to hear about your experiences of the police in this survey. 

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Webinar Series: Local Data Project from the Women’s Budget Group

The Women’s Budget Group has announced its upcoming Local Data Project FIND Series. Connect and learn at our free webinars this October.

This free beginner-level program that empowers you with the skills to access and use equality data. Together with us, you will uncover the latest stats on employment, housing, the gender pay gap, and the cost of living to inform your feminist work.

In this series of introductory sessions we will focus on how to FIND information at a local level because Feminist Initiatives Need Data!

  • Session 1: Discovering Data:
    • Oct 3 | 1:30-3:30 PM & Oct 4 | 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Session 2: Delving into Data 
    • Oct 16 | 6:30-8:30 PM & Oct 17 | 1:30-3:30 PM
  • Session 3: Local Labour Data
    • Oct 25 | 1:30-3:30 PM & Oct 26 | 6:30-8:30 PM

Each of the sessions is standalone, so you can join one, two or all three and choose between the afternoon or evening session – whichever suits your schedule best.

No data experience needed!

Register here

General Election 2024: VAWG sector’s manifesto calls on political parties to end violence against women and girls for good

Ahead of the next general election, the End Violence Against Women Coalition and 70 other leading organisations working to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) have today (18th September 2023) published a joint manifesto calling on all political parties to adopt its recommendations for ending this abuse.

The manifesto sets out our priorities for the next government; calling for a comprehensive, whole-society approach to tackling VAWG that looks beyond the criminal justice system and centres those who face the greatest barriers to support and protection.

Its recommendations include:

  • Defending our human rights and addressing the discrimination and inequalities which create barriers to support and safety for the most marginalised survivors.
  • Sustainably funding the specialist VAWG sector, with a ring-fenced budget for services led ‘by and for’ Black and minoritised women and girls.
  • Putting prevention at the heart of the response to VAWG: challenging harmful social norms, supporting bystander interventions, holding perpetrators accountable and creating opportunities for behaviour change.

Read the Full Manifesto.



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