Here at MNHQ, we think it makes sense to use the not-inconsiderable might
of the Mumsnet collective for the greater good. That's why we regularly
exchange links and public support with charities and pressure groups in
areas Mumsnetters are interested in, such as special needs provision, child
poverty, childcare, parenting, breastfeeding, maternity care and
UK SAYS NO MORE is a campaign which aims to put an end to Domestic Violence
and Sexual Assault. They believe it is the responsibility of every UK
resident to stand up, take note and take an active step in ending the
Each year more than 1 million women and almost 1 million children are
affected by domestic abuse across the United Kingdom, which represents a
public health crisis of epidemic proportions. By sharing, endorsing and
taking a stand, they believe the UK can say NO MORE to Domestic Violence and
Could your family survive an "income shock". There is no typical person
who is most likely to get into financial difficulty. It can literally happen
to anyone, at any time. With many people having made no back-up plan for a
sudden reduction in income, they find they are no longer able to meet their
monthly credit commitments. What sort of thing counts as an income shock?
Pretty much anything which radically lowers income, such as maternity leave,
going part-time or having your hours reduced, becoming a SAHM, the end of a
relationship, severe illness or job loss.
Alesha Dixon, Katherine Kelly, and Joanne Froggatt
and other UK actors, comedians, and YouTube stars back a new digitally
innovative campaign, launched by international development charity ActionAid,
to raise awareness of the thousands of girls at risk of female genital
mutilation (FGM) in Kenya this summer. Coinciding with the start of the
school summer holidays when the threat to girls in Kenya is highest, the
urgent appeal is to provide funding for safe centres for girls most at risk.
The Brutal Cut campaign asks the UK public to help raise awareness by
disrupting their videos and photos on social media with powerful 10 second
messages from Kenyan girls at risk of FGM.