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The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is bucking national trends to show support for Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations via a new grant scheme. On the 29th of May W.A.I.T.S in partnership with NCVO, AVECO and the WM PCC’s office delivered a workshop on funding opportunities with the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.
Thousands of people are at risk of harm or even murder because of widespread police failure in England and Wales to tackle domestic abuse, a report says. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary said there was an alarming and ineffective response by many police forces.
W.A.I.T.S CEO Marcia Lewinson took on Prime Minister David Cameron earlier this week on the issue of Housing Benefits for victims of domestic violence. Unphased, Marcia used her position as a panellist to stand up for victims of domestic violence.
WAITS is joining millions of activists across the world to end violence against women, as part of the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign [today] Thursday 14th February 2013. The campaign, now in its 15th year, echoes WAITS commitment to empowering and supporting women across Birmingham.