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‘Hostile Environment’ immigration policy sees abused women without support and deported – EVAW

Government must put safety of women before immigration enforcement say women’s groups. Briefing details how abusers are using immigration rules to threaten women, and government focus on deportation instead of support is putting women at risk. The ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy is being used by abusive men to threaten and control women, and the Government’s … Continue reading “‘Hostile Environment’ immigration policy sees abused women without support and deported – EVAW”

SafeLives – The housing sector has a vital role to play in tackling domestic abuse

Recent research by national domestic abuse charity SafeLives and housing association Gentoo finds that housing providers have a vital role to play in helping victims of domestic abuse and holding perpetrators to account. Every year, nearly 2 million people in the UK experience domestic abuse. Seven women a month are killed by a current or … Continue reading “SafeLives – The housing sector has a vital role to play in tackling domestic abuse”

Gender and Educational Differences in Perception of Domestic Violence Against Women Among Libyan Migrants in Manchester Suaad El Abani, Mansour Pourmehdi

Domestic violence against women (DVAW) is a worldwide phenomenon and refers to any act committed against women that results in physical and psychological harm, and coercion, loss of liberty, and deprivation. There is a dearth of research and information about the extent and prevalence of domestic violence among Libyan communities. The aim of the study … Continue reading “Gender and Educational Differences in Perception of Domestic Violence Against Women Among Libyan Migrants in Manchester Suaad El Abani, Mansour Pourmehdi”

Ministry of Justice Domestic Abuse Consultation

This consultation seeks to address domestic abuse at every stage from prevention through to rehabilitation. It references the connections and provisions of cross-sector agencies and departments and reinforces the Government’s aim to make domestic abuse everyone’s business. By consulting we aim to harness the knowledge and expertise of victims and survivors, support organisations and research … Continue reading “Ministry of Justice Domestic Abuse Consultation”

Male Service Standards

The number of services supporting male identified victims/survivors of sexual violence has increased over recent years. In part, this is due to organisations responding to male identified victims/survivors who want to access support but is also a result of the drive by commissioners to ensure services that are equitable to all genders in their local … Continue reading “Male Service Standards”

UK GOV Changes to Domestic Violence Evidence Comes into Force 8th January 2018

Changes to evidence requirements in private family law disputes have come into effect. There will no longer be a time limit on abuse evidence, which previously stood at five years. Additionally, the range of documents accepted as evidence of abuse has been widened to include statements from domestic violence support organisations and housing support officers. … Continue reading “UK GOV Changes to Domestic Violence Evidence Comes into Force 8th January 2018”

Women’s Aid – Leave no woman or child behind”: Women’s Aid launches 16 Days campaign

“We were always treading on eggshells. I felt the fear but didn’t know what was going on” – Child survivor of domestic abuse.  Women’s Aid has today released new statistics on the number of women and children unable to access a place in a lifesaving refuge to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based … Continue reading “Women’s Aid – Leave no woman or child behind”: Women’s Aid launches 16 Days campaign”