News tagged as "Women"

Written by
Alan Mairs
Tagged as
FGM, Women
#EndFGM

6 February is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This United Nations-sponsored day aims to raise awareness of this unnecessary and damaging practice affecting an estimated 200 million girls and women alive today who have undergone some form of FGM.

Written by
Alan Mairs
16 days Edinburgh logo

Bright Choices, a partnership between Sacro, the Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) and the Multicultural Family Base (MCFB) is pleased to announce its lead role in supporting this year’s UN Women Campaign: ’16 Days of Activism on Gender Based Violence’.

Written by
Alan Mairs
Bright Choices teamed up with UK Border Force and Edinburgh Airport this week

Bright Choices teamed up with UK Border Force and Edinburgh Airport this week to raise awareness of honour-based violence and help airport staff to recognise and engage with passengers who may be at risk.

Written by
Alan Mairs
Ben Gummer MP speaking to Sacro staff

Sacro has received funding for its Bright Choices and Veterans Mentoring services.

Written by
Alan Mairs
Tagged as
Women, FGM
Edinburgh FGM Conference

For this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Bright Choices in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Child Protection Committee organised an event for frontline professionals to raise awareness of FGM and the work that is currently being done to support survivors and protect girls and women at risk of the practice.

Written by
Alan Mairs
Tagged as
Women, children
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

To mark this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on 6 February, the City of Edinburgh Child Protection Committee and Bright Choices are organising an event in partnership. This event is aimed at frontline professionals across Health, the Police, Education, Social Services and the Third Sector whose work brings them in direct contact with women who have survived FGM and girls and young women at risk of the practice.

Written by
Alan Mairs
www.fearless.scot

Fearless, the national support service for survivors of domestic abuse in Scotland has launched a new website. The site www.fearless.scot offers information and resources on the service and allows users to make a referral online. 

The service works with survivors of domestic abuse over 16 years old of all races, religions, beliefs, abilities, gender identities, sexes or sexual orientations. 

Written by
Alan Mairs
Tagged as
Shine, Women, Mentoring
Evaluation of Shine Mentoring Service

A service that matches female offenders in Scotland with mentors to help them reintegrate back into the community and reduce reoffending has been shown to have a positive impact on them.