NEWomen’s Network is primarily concerned with strengthening the women’s sector and ensuring the survival of women’s organisations. It is about building partnership and collaboration between women’s organisations so that they can develop and raise the profile of issues facing women in the North East.
The North East Women’s Sector Network is organised regionally, with leads for each four sub-regions (Durham, Tees Valley, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear) and across six diversity strands (young women, lesbian and bisexual women, black and minority ethnic women, women with disabilities, older women and women of different faith groups).
Look at Latest News page for....
The Network's latest strategic plan and terms of reference....
Details of the Network's VAWG Coordinator posts recruitment.....
More background information on the News page.....
Domestic Abuse Roundup July 2014..... and a quick newsflash dealing with Magna Carta day, the criminalisation of Forced Marriage and the Save Justice campaign.
and the events page...
Notice of a NEWN event with the British Institute of Human Rights BIHR
Report on the 'Tackling the gaps and barriers for disabled and Deaf women and girls in affected by VAWG' - A learning event for women’s voluntary organisations providing VAWG services, which took place on Tuesday 24th June
- Next meeting of the 'Women in the NE Economy' task group this Friday 20th June
- Next NEWN Steering Group Meeting
- Reports on recent women's events from around the region including the recent event on the economic position of women in the NE.
Have a look at the Research page for details of a call for new consultations on women and health, a survey on local government responses to migrant families with no recourse to public funds; the Equality and Human Rights Commission's new project looking into the contract cleaning sector, and material on gender and poverty.
June's infomail now online...
Benefits of Joining NEWomen's Network
If you join NEWomen’s network your women's group/ organisation/ project will enjoy the following benefits
Regular infomails with details of research, policy events, campaigns, funding and training
Free access to NEWomen’s network events and training with travelling expenses and childcare provided wherever possible
Access to NEWomen’s Network and all of the skills, knowledge, experience and resources it brings
Valuable and much needed services for women are closing down. Over 200 women’s voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) are part of NEWomen’s
Network. They provide free, and often life saving, services to women from all walks of life and lobby for better laws to end discrimination against women. The North East (of England (NE) has the lowest number of women’s VCOs of all the English regions and are the most likely to be facing closure.