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Government Equalities Office

Women's Engagement Newsletter
February 2015

From the Ministers for Women and Equalities

Ministerial foreword: Jo Swinson MP

As Minister for Women and Equalities, I welcome you to the February edition of the Women’s Engagement Newsletter.  

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Revenge porn helpline launched by government

The helpline will provide callers with information on legal help and their right to have images removed from websites. 

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New measures to end FGM

Read about the new measures announced to better protect women and girls at risk of female genital mutilation. 

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Business mentoring for female business owners


'Meet a Mentor' events give female-led businesses the opportunity to link up with experienced mentors who have skills to support new and growing businesses. 

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Latest update on UK's preparations for CSW

Latest update on how UK Government is preparing for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This includes how we work with UK Women's NGOs in advance of CSW.  


Switching children on to online safety

Nicky Morgan urges parents to use new whole home parental controls - introduced by the government - as well as online resources to help keep their children safe online. 

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Cardiff group praised for campaign to end FGM

Cardiff's leading campaigners against FGM have been praised for their role in ending the harmful practice. 

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Supporting carers to stay in paid employment

Ministers have launched a series of pilots exploring ways to help carers balance work with their caring responsibilities 

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Other news


You may be interested to learn about the work Jo Swinson has been doing to promote gender equality with the Let Toys Be Toys Campaign.

You can listen to Jo's interview with the BBC here >


Support, advice and inspiration for growing your own business

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Childcare Business Grants Expanded

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Meet the ministers


Nicky Morgan Minister for Women and Equalities.
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Nick Boles Minister of State for Skills and Equalities
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Jo Swinson Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities.
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