Can’t read this email? View the online version




Government Equalities Office

Women's Engagement Newsletter

Highlights from International Women's Day
March 2015

From the Ministers for Women and Equalities

Ministerial foreword: Nicky Morgan MP

Welcome to this special International Women's Day newsletter, which revisits some of the key highlights, achievements and calls to action from the last few weeks. 

Read more> 

£10 million support for women facing threat of domestic violence

A £10 million government fund will help support refuges across the country and boost provision for vulnerable victims of domestic violence. 

Read more >


Call to end violence against women and girls: progress report 2010 - 2015

To mark International Women's Day, the government published this progress report on government activity to end violence against women and girls. 

Read more >
UK participation at the Commission on the Status of Women

Helene Reardon-Bond delivers speech reaffirming the UK's commitment to addressing violence against women and girls - including online abuse.


Read more >

International Women's Day: message from Nick Clegg

The Deputy Prime Minister recorded a video message to celebrate International Women's Day and to invite everyone to get involved. 

Read more or watch the video here > 
Justine Greening: International activism for girls and women

The International Development Secretary calls on activists to continue the fight for women's rights and to help build a world where every girl can reach her potential. 

Read more >

International Women's Day: message from Phillip Hammond

The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says that we should celebrate progress made on women's rights globally, but more must be done.  

Read more >
Minister praises Leeds-based FGM campaigners

Baroness Northover meets anti-female genital mutilation group The Gambia Volunteers Trust. 

Read more >
Serious Crimes Act 2015

The act gives effect to a number of legislative proposals in the Serious and Organised Crime Strategy. 

It includes measures to strengthen the law to tackle FGM and domestic abuse. 

Read More >

Ministerial support for rape and sexual violence victims

Victims' Minister Mike Penning visits Birmingham Rape and Sexual Violence Project to see how government money has been used to help and support victims. 

Read more >

Violence against women and girls newsletter: spring 2015

The spring 2015 issue of the newsletter includes news on sharing best practice with partners, links to insight packs and funding information.

Read more >

Supporting women in business conference

Nicky Morgan speaks on 'Unlocking the Potential of Female Entrepreneurs'

Read more >

Other news

Summary report published for This is Abuse campaign

Read more >

School Reform Minister celebrates International Women's Day

Read more >

  European Commission call for proposals: projects to support equal economic independence of women and men

Read more >

Meet the ministers


Nicky Morgan Minister for Women and Equalities.
Read more >


Nick Boles Minister of State for Skills and Equalities
Read more >


Jo Swinson Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities.
Read more >


News in brief

Follow us on Twitter

Find us on Facebook


Contact us at:

Crown Copyright