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Domestic Abuse and Housing: international practice and perspectives

The key purpose of this Winston Churchill Fellowship was to learn about international practice and perspectives relating to domestic abuse, learning about different housing models, approaches and best practice in a global context. This Fellowship identified areas of good practice in the USA, Australia and Canada and as a result Washington DC, Chicago, Edmonton, Seattle, … Continue reading “Domestic Abuse and Housing: international practice and perspectives”

Exploring the Relationships Between Stalking and Homicide – New Report, Suzy Lamplugh

New research by the Homicide Research Group at the University of Gloucestershire. At least ten people will die every week in the UK as a result of violence related to interpersonal abuse. This is likely to be an underestimation of the true figure and includes child deaths, domestic homicide, and suicides related to partner abuse. … Continue reading “Exploring the Relationships Between Stalking and Homicide – New Report, Suzy Lamplugh”

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 “”