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Reminder – Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline – New FREEPHONE number

The Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline, ran by Independent Choices Greater Manchester, now has a freephone number available to enable even more people to call. The number is 0800 254 0909. The helpline is open for anyone over the age of 16 who is experiencing or has previously experienced domestic abuse & violence in any form. This includes:   Physical abuse and … Continue reading “Reminder – Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline – New FREEPHONE number”

Report – Police reporting can undermine domestic violence victims, shows language analysis by Patricia Canning, Lecturer/Researcher, Forensic Stylistics, Linguistics, and Rhetoric, Utrecht University

https://theconversation.com/police-reporting-can-undermine-domestic-violence-victims-language-analysis-shows-170931 As police officer Wayne Couzens was sentenced for the murder of Sarah Everard, North Yorkshire Police Commissioner Philip Allott said women “need to be streetwise about when they can be arrested and when they can’t be arrested”. Couzens had exploited his authority to falsely arrest Everard, yet Allot appeared to be informing women that it is … Continue reading “Report – Police reporting can undermine domestic violence victims, shows language analysis by Patricia Canning, Lecturer/Researcher, Forensic Stylistics, Linguistics, and Rhetoric, Utrecht University”

Advice Book – Child Poverty Action Group – Financial Help for Families:What you Need to Know

Despite struggling to make ends meet, many families do not claim all the financial support to which they are entitled. CPAG’s Financial Help for Families: what you need to know is for you if you work with families and want to help maximise their income or deal with a benefit problem. It covers all the main social … Continue reading “Advice Book – Child Poverty Action Group – Financial Help for Families:What you Need to Know”

Job Vacancy – TDAS – Victim Voice Facilitator

Job Title: Victim Voice FacilitatorSalary/ Rate: £14,494 (FTE: £23,836)Location: ManchesterClosing Date: Thursday 16th December 2021Hours: 22.5 hours per week Background TDAS is an independent voluntary organisation which is affiliated to Women’s Aid Federation England. TDAS and has been operating since June 1990. TDAS is a company Limited by guarantee and a registered charity. TDAS is … Continue reading “Job Vacancy – TDAS – Victim Voice Facilitator”

Job Vacancy – TDAS – Integrated Partner Support Domestic Abuse Advisor

Job Title: Integrated Partner Support Domestic Abuse AdvisorSalary/ Rate: £12,006 (£24,012 FTE)Location: ManchesterClosing Date: Sunday 12th DecemberHours: 18.5 hours per week Background TDAS is an independent voluntary organisation which is affiliated to Women’s Aid England. TDAS and has been operating since June 1990. TDAS is a company Limited by guarantee and a registered charity. TDAS … Continue reading “Job Vacancy – TDAS – Integrated Partner Support Domestic Abuse Advisor”

Writing Group Book Launch – Safety 4 Sisters

Saturday 18th December 2021 1.30-4.30pmManchester Central Library Safety4Sisters is a feminist and anti-racist women’s organisation working to uphold the human rights of migrant women subject to gender-based violence and immigration control/with no recourse to public funds.Between the end of 2020 to Autumn 2021 and under the harshest of pandemic conditions, women from the Safety4Sisters group … Continue reading “Writing Group Book Launch – Safety 4 Sisters”

Event – Collaborative Women Community – Million Women Rise

Collaborative Women Community invite you to join Million Women Rise. Date: Thursday 25th November, 2021 Time: 1pm – 2pm Location: Outside Victoria Park Community Hub, Victoria Road, Stretford. M32 0AD. Call Grace (07932415635) or Jan (07828507372). If you are unable to join in person, please participate wherever you are and send a selfie to [email protected]Continue reading “Event – Collaborative Women Community – Million Women Rise”

News – The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill – Legislation to ban child marriage passes first hurdle in parliament

Plans to ban child marriage in England and Wales have passed their first hurdle in parliament with the government lending their backing to the measures. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday – with both the government and opposition benches supporting the private members’ bill. It comes … Continue reading “News – The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill – Legislation to ban child marriage passes first hurdle in parliament”

Report – Sikh Women’s Aid – Domestic and sexual abuse of silenced Sikh women revealed

“Toxic cultural practices” and a lack of culturally sensitive services means many women who are victims of domestic and sexual abuse in the Sikh community are suffering in silence, according to the first comprehensive report into the issue. The report by Sikh Women’s Aid (SWA), the UK’s only frontline service for Sikh women, will be released … Continue reading “Report – Sikh Women’s Aid – Domestic and sexual abuse of silenced Sikh women revealed”

Research – Assessing the magnitude of the domestic violence problem during the COVID-19 pandemic

Concerns that domestic violence would intensify during the COVID-19 lockdowns were not borne out by early research. But that research relied on police records. This column suggests that studies based solely on police-recorded incidents of domestic violence provide a less accurate picture than sources less susceptible to changes in reporting behaviour. Based on internet search … Continue reading “Research – Assessing the magnitude of the domestic violence problem during the COVID-19 pandemic”