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New guides for schools on detecting and preventing abuse – EVAW

As young people and teachers settle into the new school year, the End Violence Against Women Coalition and Rape Crisis South London today (10 September) publish new materials for schools on tackling violence against women and girls, and teaching about sexual consent. A new End Violence Against Women Coalition guide is designed for school leaders … Continue reading “New guides for schools on detecting and preventing abuse – EVAW”

Links found between ‘honour’ based violence and cousin marriages – IKWRO

Dr Joanne Payton, who has worked with IKWRO for over ten years, has just published a paper drawn from her thesis which makes connections between cousin marriage and the prevalence of ‘honour’-based violence. ‘This connection has been suggested since the late 1960s,’ explains Joanne, ‘but has never really been empirically tested. I used an online survey … Continue reading “Links found between ‘honour’ based violence and cousin marriages – IKWRO”

Criminal Injuries Compensation: Rape Crisis calls for thorough overhaul

Rape Crisis has raised concerns about criminal injuries compensation awards for sexual violence survivors for years; reduced sums for criminal records is just one among many issues with flawed system Following last Friday’s BBC headlines about the hundreds of sexual abuse survivors who have been denied criminal injuries compensation over the last five years due … Continue reading “Criminal Injuries Compensation: Rape Crisis calls for thorough overhaul”

£3.2 million funding to help victims of domestic violence and abuse

The government has underlined its commitment to support the victims of domestic violence and abuse through a £3.2 million fund to boost the provision of services including refuges. The fund will be open to proposals from local partnerships that demonstrate how the needs of victims could be met in innovative ways, working through collaboration and … Continue reading “£3.2 million funding to help victims of domestic violence and abuse”

Highest ever numbers of “violence against women” cases being prosecuted and convicted in England and Wales – CPS

The CPS has seen a dramatic increase in the numbers of cases concerning Violence Against Women and Girls (VaWG) – including rape, domestic abuse and sexual abuse. This year, more cases are being referred from the police, charged, prosecuted and convicted than ever before. In 2014/15, 107,104 of these crimes were prosecuted, an increase of … Continue reading “Highest ever numbers of “violence against women” cases being prosecuted and convicted in England and Wales – CPS”

Women and Girls Initiative (WGI)

On Thursday, 18th June 2015 the Women and Girls Initiative (WGI) was launched in England. This is a £48.5 million initiative for women and girls facing or affected by substance misuse, mental ill health and other complex issues such as domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and homelessness. More information about the initiative is available on our … Continue reading “Women and Girls Initiative (WGI)”

FIRST FORCED MARRIAGE SENTENCE

Karma Nirvana welcomes the first conviction for forced marriage in the UK. A 34 year old businessman was sentenced to 16 years having admitted to 4 counts of rape, voyeurism, bigamy and forced marriage. Four years are to run concurrently for the forced marriage conviction and the defendant will be subject to 5 years licence … Continue reading “FIRST FORCED MARRIAGE SENTENCE”

Afruca FGM Report

Afruca Voices of the Community, Exploring Female Genital Mutilation in the African Community Across Greater Manchester AFRUCA FGM REPORT