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Rihanna 'worried about Chris Brown', forgives him for abusing her

Our chief executive Vivienne Hayes said yesterday in the Independent:

"Rihanna's case demonstrates the emotional complexities felt by women locked in abusive relationships. It is common for victims to blame themselves for violence perpetrated by their male partners. Whatever the nature of the argument, [Brown] chose to beat her up. He has to accept responsibility for that choice. And we need to stop society allowing us to normalise such behaviour."
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Volunteering at the Women's Resource Centre

We are currently recruiting for two intern opportunities at WRC:

Policy Intern 
Fundraising Intern

If you are interested in either of these roles please send your CV and an expression of interest to the contact at the bottom of the relevant project brief (please follow the link below).

The deadline for applications is Friday July 27th 2012.
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Spotlight on Women’s Homelessness: supporting partnership working on women’s homelessness

As part of St Mungo’s Action Week on Women’s Homelessness and to celebrate the launch of their Rebuilding Shattered Lives campaign, Homeless Link, WRC and St Mungo’s held a Spotlight on Women’s Homelessness event on the 20th June.

The event aimed to promote partnership working between women’s and homelessness organisations and to improve knowledge, skills and highlight best practice when supporting homelessness women, many of whom have complex needs.

Read the full entry by our policy officer Rebecca Veazey on the WRC blog.

http://womensresourcecentre.blogspot.co.uk/
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Ed Miliband has said outsourcing of policing to private sector should be reviewed with better accountability.
This is very true, but we need this to go further and question the role of profit making companies in the delivery of any public/ voluntary sector services. We need a triple bottom line that focuses on social outcomes not profit for the back pockets of the wealthy at the expense of communities living in poverty!
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Make sure the new Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) prioritise violence against women and girls!

Elections in England and Wales for the new Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will be held on 15th November.

This new critical role will fund local victims’ services, hold the Chief Constable to account and publish a Police and Crime Plan.

End Violence Against Women, Rape Crisis England and Wales and the Women’s Resource Centre have published a leaflet to help women’s groups ensure that VAWG is a priority.

Please download the flyer on our website and send it out far and wide!
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The Unfair Burden on New Moms

A lot of people are having a difficult time in the recession – and pregnant women and new mums are getting a particularly hard time of it.

A whole raft of maternity benefits have been axed or restricted. The Health in Pregnancy Grant, Sure Start Maternity Grant, Child Benefit and Tax Credits are all affected, leaving women with less money at a time when they really need it.

This has to stop. The Valuing Maternity campaign is calling for Government to champion pregnant women and new mothers, not make life more difficult.

The campaign calls for job security for pregnant women and new mothers, maternity and parental leave that promotes real equality, and services to support a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Sign up to the campaign, tell your story and spread the word.
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The Women’s Resource Centre supports women’s organisations in England and Wales to be more effective and sustainable. We provide training, resources and support to women's organisations and campaign and lobby on key issues for the sector and for women.