Event – Vesta – Understanding and responding to Polish women’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse in the UK

Join us at the national conference about Polish women’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse in the UK. The conference will present the findings of the first UK-wide study on this topic, showcase best practice in working with Polish families affected by domestic abuse, and facilitate networking between professionals. Register here Early Bird Ticket (until 22 … Continue reading “Event – Vesta – Understanding and responding to Polish women’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse in the UK”

News – More than 100 UK festivals sign up to tackle sexual violence

More than 100 music festivals, including Leeds, Reading and Latitude, have signed up to a campaign aimed at tackling sexual violence. After two years of postponements, curtailments and cancellations, hopes are high that the summer of 2022 will be a fun and abundant one for festival-goers. Ahead of that, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has updated a … Continue reading “News – More than 100 UK festivals sign up to tackle sexual violence”

Event – How tech companies can tackle violence against women and girls

Join us for the launch of a Violence Against Women and Girls Code of Practice detailing the steps needed for tech companies to tackle VAWG. Date: Wednesday 18th May 2022 Time: 10.30am-11.30am The Online Safety Bill presents an opportunity to address violence against women and girls in its digital dimensions and hold accountable the tech … Continue reading “Event – How tech companies can tackle violence against women and girls”

Consultation – Ministry of Justice – Survey on Support For Victims Subject to Requests for Personal Information

This is aimed primarily at practitioners and experts within the field to help improve Government understanding of the current provision of legal support for victims of rape or serious sexual offences around personal information requests. Following the publication of the End-to-End Rape Review in June 2021, the Government committed to ensure that police or prosecutor requests … Continue reading “Consultation – Ministry of Justice – Survey on Support For Victims Subject to Requests for Personal Information”

News – Home Office – Ask for ANI Information for pharmacies

Ask for ANI codeword scheme Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) is a codeword scheme that enables victims of domestic abuse to discreetly ask for immediate help in participating pharmacies. The scheme was developed by the Home Office with the help of partners including the domestic abuse sector, pharmacy associations and the police. It was … Continue reading “News – Home Office – Ask for ANI Information for pharmacies”

Event – Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health, University of Manchester – Pornography, Domestic Violence and the Family Courts

Date: Monday 20th June 2022 Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm Addressing the impact of pornography and domestic violence on mothers and children and how this is considered in family court proceedings. Register here. About this event Every month, pornography websites get more visited than Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter combined. Over 40 years of empirical research shows … Continue reading “Event – Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health, University of Manchester – Pornography, Domestic Violence and the Family Courts”

Report – Centre for Women’s Justice – Double Standard: Ending the unjust criminalisation of victims of violence against women and girls

This report sets out evidence of the unjust criminalisation of victims of VAWG in England and Wales for alleged offending resulting from their experience of abuse, and the reforms in law and practice that are needed to address this. It draws on our briefings to parliamentarians debating the Domestic Abuse Bill and our submissions to … Continue reading “Report – Centre for Women’s Justice – Double Standard: Ending the unjust criminalisation of victims of violence against women and girls”

News – Ministry of Justice – New protections for rape victims available at more Crown Courts

More victims of rape and sexual offences will be spared the stress of being cross-examined in court under a measure rolled out to a further 14 locations today (12 May 2022). The scheme, which has already been successful in 12 Crown Courts,  allows victims and witnesses of crimes such as rape and modern slavery to … Continue reading “News – Ministry of Justice – New protections for rape victims available at more Crown Courts”