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The Femicide Census Report

‘I know she’s leaving me. If I can’t have her, no-one else can.’ The national domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid, in partnership with Karen Ingala Smith, Chief Executive of nia, today releases key findings from The Femicide Census Report: a ground-breaking project which for the first time allows detailed tracking and analysis of fatal male … Continue reading “The Femicide Census Report”

Agenda Alliance for Women and Girls Report – One Million Women in Poverty Have Experienced Extensive Violence and AbuseSE

One in seven of all women in poverty (14%), which is one million women, have faced the most extensive violence and abuse. This is more than twice the rate for women not in poverty (6%), according to a report released today by Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk. Agenda’s report, joining the dots, … Continue reading “Agenda Alliance for Women and Girls Report – One Million Women in Poverty Have Experienced Extensive Violence and AbuseSE”

CPS prosecuting and convicting more cases of rape, domestic abuse, sexual offences and child abuse than ever before

The Crown Prosecution Service is prosecuting and convicting a record number of rape, domestic abuse, sexual offences and child abuse cases, a report published today shows. The CPS’s annual Violence against Women and Girls report shows that rape, domestic abuse and sexual offences now account for 18.6 per cent of the CPS’s total caseload and … Continue reading “CPS prosecuting and convicting more cases of rape, domestic abuse, sexual offences and child abuse than ever before”

Prime Minister’s Commitment to Exempting Refuges from Housing Benefit Cap

Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: “We welcome the Prime Minister’s commitment to exempting refuges from changes to the housing benefit cap. It is great news, and we do not doubt her commitment to tackling domestic abuse. We hope as that, as this crisis abates, the Government will find a long-term sustainable funding … Continue reading “Prime Minister’s Commitment to Exempting Refuges from Housing Benefit Cap”

As the ‘Archers Trial Week’ begins, refuges in England and Wales are in crisis

67% of refuges in England and 69% in Wales are facing closure due to welfare reforms ● This comes after £33 million of government investment in refuges ● Julie Walters, Patron of Women’s Aid England, urges the Government to exempt refuges from welfare reforms “or live with the consequences” As Helen’s trial begins in The … Continue reading “As the ‘Archers Trial Week’ begins, refuges in England and Wales are in crisis”

Independent Choices Recovery Toolkit Volunteers We are recruiting women who have been affected by domestic abuse from the Manchester area who may also be interested in volunteering at the helpline. The Recovery Toolkit is based on a psycho educational model which aims to provide women who have experienced domestic abuse with the resources to maximise … Continue reading “”

#BreakTheSilence – Rape Crisis launches a series of short films to help explain the criminal justice system for young rape survivors

BAFTA winning actress Georgina Campbell is helping Rape Crisis launch #BreakTheSilence  Rape Crisis England & Wales member Centre, Rape Crisis South London has launched #BreakTheSilence, a campaign aimed at helping explain and demystify the criminal justice system for teenage girls who have experienced rape, and empower them to speak out. In the last 12 months, Rape Crisis Independent … Continue reading “#BreakTheSilence – Rape Crisis launches a series of short films to help explain the criminal justice system for young rape survivors”