Funding Opportunity – Home Office – Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls and Supporting Children Fund

Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract. Contract summary Industry Research services – 73110000 Experimental development services – 73120000 Provision of services to the community – 75200000 Location of contract England, Wales Value of contract £350,000 Procurement reference … Continue reading “Funding Opportunity – Home Office – Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls and Supporting Children Fund”

Research participants wanted – University of Sheffield – Exploring the experiences of support networks of minoritised survivors of domestic abuse during the pandemic

Have you been involved in providing help and support to minoritised survivors of domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK as family and friends, social workers, mental health counsellors, charities, helpline workers, police and legal aid personnel?  Are you willing to share your experiences and perspectives? Please sign up using this link to express your interest and I … Continue reading “Research participants wanted – University of Sheffield – Exploring the experiences of support networks of minoritised survivors of domestic abuse during the pandemic”

Article – Media Sigils – ‘I May Destroy You’: Why media representations of sexual violence matter

The Media Sigils are part of the Violence Against Women and Girls Research Network (VAWGRN). We are a group of PhD students with a shared interest in media representation of violence against women. In April, we held our first event: a panel discussion on Michaela Coel’s riveting drama ‘I May Destroy You’. I May Destroy You, as … Continue reading “Article – Media Sigils – ‘I May Destroy You’: Why media representations of sexual violence matter”

Research – Women’s Voices Community Research Project

During 2021, Women’s Voices community researchers set out to investigate and report on the health and social care needs of Black and minoritised women who were 50+ and living in Longsight. This report documents their findings and makes nine key recommendations for better practice including providing sessions on understanding health systems and to develop and ring fence … Continue reading “Research – Women’s Voices Community Research Project”

News – Ministry of Justice – Pre-recorded evidence for rape victims rolled out to more North-West courts

More victims of rape and sexual violence will be spared the stress of being cross-examined in court under a scheme rolled out to a further 10 Crown Courts. pre-recorded evidence now available in 10 more courts in the West and North-West measure aims to reduce trauma for victims and witnesses to help them give better … Continue reading “News – Ministry of Justice – Pre-recorded evidence for rape victims rolled out to more North-West courts”

News – Police super-complaints: force response to police perpetrated domestic abuse

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), the College of Policing and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) have published a report in response to the super-complaint submitted by the Centre for Women’s Justice on police perpetrated domestic abuse. The super-complaint raised concerns about how police forces in England and Wales … Continue reading “News – Police super-complaints: force response to police perpetrated domestic abuse”

News – National study to discuss the UK’s response to domestic abuse and child protection

Several universities and charities have partnered to undertake a two year study to enhance the UK’s response to domestic abuse and child protection. The study, which began in February brings together Kingston University, the University of Sheffield, the University of Huddersfield, domestic violence charity, SafeLives, and education administration programme, Research in Practice. The partnership, funded by Nuffield Foundation, … Continue reading “News – National study to discuss the UK’s response to domestic abuse and child protection”

Report – Research finds that Google searches may be a predictor of domestic violence

Google searches proved to be an effective tool to predict a surge in calls to domestic violence helplines in Italy at any time, according to new research by Selin Koksal (Bocconi University, Milan) and colleagues. When the COVID pandemic broke out and Italy experienced a strict lockdown, news stories started reporting anecdotal evidence about women … Continue reading “Report – Research finds that Google searches may be a predictor of domestic violence”

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