Webinar – Tackling Image-Based Sexual Abuse: Supporting Victims and Working to Improve Criminal Justice Responses

Date: Tuesday, May 10th 2022 Key Speakers Include: Chris Tuck, Member of The Victims and Survivors’ Consultative Panel at IICSA Rebecca Hitchen, Head of Policy and Campaigns at End Violence against Women Elena Michael, Co-founder of #NotYourPorn Cordelia Tucker O’Sullivan, Head of External Affairs and Policy at Advance Charity David McClenaghan, Head of Abuse Claims at Bolt Burdon Kemp Folami Prehaye, Founder of Victims of Image Crime … Continue reading “Webinar – Tackling Image-Based Sexual Abuse: Supporting Victims and Working to Improve Criminal Justice Responses”

New Campaign – Independent Choices Greater Manchester – #ThisIsDomesticAbuse

#ThisIsDomesticAbuse Independent Choices Greater Manchester has recently launched a new campaign to share and highlight press stories involving domestic abuse. We are using the hashtag #ThisIsDomesticAbuse every time we share an article. We are particularly keen to share stories where the headline isn’t clear or does not specify that the crime was actually domestic abuse. … Continue reading “New Campaign – Independent Choices Greater Manchester – #ThisIsDomesticAbuse”

“I Am” Project Launch

As the I Am project by photographer Allie Crewe launches in Manchester, actor Sam Beckinsale and Chief Inspector Sharon Baker talk about the impact of domestic abuse on their lives The actor Sam Beckinsale, 55, is perhaps best known for her role as firefighter Kate Stevens in ITV’s long-running series London’s Burning, watched by more than … Continue reading ““I Am” Project Launch”

News – Train companies renew free travel scheme for domestic abuse survivors

Train operators are renewing their ‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme that helps victims of domestic abuse to escape danger and reach safety. Rail to Refuge is a joint initiative between rail companies and Women’s Aid where train operators cover the cost of train tickets for women, men, and children to travel to safety at refuges. All … Continue reading “News – Train companies renew free travel scheme for domestic abuse survivors”

News – Oldham – Oldham Council leader speaks out on borough’s ‘pitifully low’ rape charge rate

THE Oldham Council leader has spoken out after an exclusive investigation by The Oldham Times uncovered the borough’s low rape charge rate. Sobering figures obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, show that from January to December last year there were 296 reported rapes in Oldham and just three resulted in a suspect being charged – 1.1 … Continue reading “News – Oldham – Oldham Council leader speaks out on borough’s ‘pitifully low’ rape charge rate”

Training – Preventing Forced Marriage: Improving Outcomes and Strengthening Legislative Protection

Tuesday, April 26th 2022 – Webinar Key Speakers Include: Pauline Latham OBE MP, Sponsor of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill Aneeta Prem, Founder of Freedom Charity Professor Aisha K. Gill, Ph.D. CBE, Professor of Criminology at the University of Roehampton Jasvinder Sanghera CBE, Co-founder of Karma Nirvana Natasha Rattu, Barrister and Executive Director at Karma Nirvana Dr Helen McCabe, Associate Professor in Political … Continue reading “Training – Preventing Forced Marriage: Improving Outcomes and Strengthening Legislative Protection”