We may only be a few weeks into but, so far, this year feels like things are going to be different for women. They have to. The first day of January came with the announcement of Times UP , spearheaded by some of Hollywood's biggest names. Shortly afterwards, the usually glitzy and tongue-in-ek Golden Globes came around but this time women wore black in protest of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Instead of the usual 'Who are you wearing? Just a week later, one of the BBC's most respected reporters resigned over being paid much less than her male counterparts.
When I come back at 6am the next morning they are still there. Last year it was revealed girls as young as 14 were selling sex on the streets for ?2. Barber shop owner Barbara Dunlop said: "There's definitely a lot of sex workers here, you see them on all different parts of Commercial Road.
They're all the way up the street at all times of the day. I know one person who parked up on the street and they all jumped into the car. Gwent Police insist they are attempting to work with residents and organisations to clamp down on the issue.
Supt Glyn Fernquest said: "We are actively working to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the Pill area and street sex work is one ct of a range of concerns that we are currently addressing with the community and partner agencies. A town hall spokesman said: " Newport City Council is aware of a range of issues in Pillgwenlly and we are actively working with our public sector partners, including Gwent Police, to tackle them.
Kelley Temple, National Union of Students women's officer, said the report echoed new NUS research into lad culture at universities. Girlguiding plans to meet the leaders of the main political parties in the run-up to the general election in to discuss the findings. Thinness in media feeds obsession.
Girls 'lack female role models'. Girlguiding chief executive Julie Bentley called it a "wake-up call". Lucy Lawrenson, 18, of Girlguiding, said she was "depressed" by the findings.
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Published 9 April There are so many worthy causes to get behind, but if you're are a bit stuck on where to start, take a look at some of the amazing work of the groups below. This humanitarian organisation strives towards advancing children's right and gaining gender equality for girls. The charity is international but the UK arm also focuses on a number of important issues at home too. They previously pushed for the introduction of sex education into the national curriculum, which was successful, and this year, a main campaign is to break down the taboos around menstruation and stop period poverty one way they're doing this is by calling for a period emoji.
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Internationally, the charity are continuing to push for an end to child marriage, gender-based violence, sending more women into education and focusing on the harm caused by trafficking. You can get involved by signing up to be a campaigner with the Because I Am A Girl campaign, donating to the Girl's Fund or taking part in their new campaign by hosting a Do Good Dinner.
This charity supports women between the ages of 16 to 0 on low or no pay. They offer services like career coaching and CV feedback from HR professionals to help women boost their confidence and take their next steps into the working world.
The Trust campaigns for a fairer financial future for young women so often turn their focus towards closing the gender pay gap the charity estimates women miss out on ?9, a year as a result of the unfair system.
This year, the Trust are campaigning to support young women in male-dominated sectors like engineering and construction and calling for apprenticeships that work for young women. They will also continue to fight for a change in the law to make sure women and men under 25 are on the same National Living Wage as everyone else.
You can get involved in the YWT's work by joining their Facebook group, their advisory panelbecoming a YWT champion and donating. Two years ago, My Body Back formed to provide women who have experienced sexual violence with specialist reproductive and gynaecological healthcare.
Working with the NHS, they offered STI testing, cervical screening, contraceptive fitting and pre-birth and post-birth maternity care after finding that women who had experienced sexual violence weren't accessing these services.
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The charity operates a clinic in London and, from February, will open in Glasgow. They also run workshops on how to enjoy sex and masturbation after rape or sexual assault.
This year, the group are focused on expanding their Scottish branch and are also dedicated to making their important service accessible across the UK. You can support My Body Back by volunteering if you live in or near London or Glasgow, donating to the charityor supporting on social media.
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The FPA is a long-running charity fighting for women's rights to sexual health, wellbeing and bodily autonomy. As well as providing a plethora of information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections and diseases and teenage pregnancy, over the past few years the charity has helped to end the government ban on funding abortion care for women travelling to the UK from Northern Ireland, make sex and relationships education in schools compulsory and launch a new sexual health information project.
Forthe charity are continuing its fight for abortion rights in Northern Ireland as well as working to ensure that mandatory sex education included in the new curriculum gives children and young people enough, and the right, information.
They will also continue to fight against cuts to sexual health and contraception services. Following the FPA on Twitter is a great place to start getting involved or you can donate. Savera works to safeguard women at risk of 'honour'-based violence, FGM, forced marriages and domestic abuse within Black and Minority Ethnic BME communities in the UK. The charity also works to raise awareness among professionals, practitioners, in schools and the community about these areas.
Primarily working in Merseyside and ster, they are hoping to one day be able to support victims across the UK, should funding allow it. They currently offer face-to-face support for those who fall within the area and have a helpline which gets calls from across the UK and beyond.