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Feminism belongs in schools!

June 29, 2013 admin 0

Feminism Belongs in Schools: The story of a group of  16/17 year old girls, their feminist society, how the education system failed them and how they’re fighting back.

This week The Guardian ran a shocking story about the sexist harassment and abuse experienced when a group of young tried to start a Feminist Society in their school.

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SWAN at the People’s Assembly

June 25, 2013 admin 0

An impressively large and enthusiastic People’s Assembly met in central London on June 22nd. Among the 4000 delegates were many SWAN supporters, whether representing the London group or from other organisations so it will be interesting to see what ideas we can bring back into social work and SWAN.

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Social Workers and Service Users Unite

June 23, 2013 admin 0

The Social Work Action Network Ireland will be out in force outside Leinster House, Dublin, on Wednesday June 26th at 6pm to support the Special Needs Parents Association as they protest at the most recent callous cut to children with special needs education.

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Keep Spon Lane Children’s Home open!

June 13, 2013 admin 0

Sandwell Council’s Cabinet was met by a noisy lobby of forty people calling on councillors to keep the Spon Lane Children’s Home open.

The Cabinet received a report on 12th June proposing the closure of the last remaining Council provided Children’s Home in Sandwell. The closure will mean the loss of over 15 posts.