Statement – Responding to the Government’s Measures to Address Prison Overcrowding – Refuge

You can find the original post here. In response to the announcement from Lord Chancellor Shabana Mahmood on the Government’s measures to address prison overcrowding, Abigail Ampofo, Interim CEO at Refuge said: “Refuge is pleased to hear that the Government have listened to our calls to exempt domestic abuse offenders from measures to address prison … Continue reading “Statement – Responding to the Government’s Measures to Address Prison Overcrowding – Refuge”

News – New Statistics Show Survivors Are Waiting Too Long for Justice – Rape Crisis Scotland

You can find the original post here. New statistics published by the Scottish Government show that the average time survivors are waiting for justice, from offence to conviction at the High Court, is 1,125 days. No survivor should ever be left waiting for three years for justice. It’s totally unacceptable that this is now the average … Continue reading “News – New Statistics Show Survivors Are Waiting Too Long for Justice – Rape Crisis Scotland”

News – EVAW Statement on The Murder of Carol, Hannah and Louise Hunt – End Violence Against Women

You can find the original post here. Andrea Simon, Executive Director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, said: “The horrifying murders of Carol, Hannah and Louise Hunt in their family home have once again put violence against women and girls on the public agenda. Our thoughts are with their surviving family members, community and … Continue reading “News – EVAW Statement on The Murder of Carol, Hannah and Louise Hunt – End Violence Against Women”

Statement – Reform Family Courts to Tackle Violence Against Women – Rights of Women

Read the full story now. Most women experiencing domestic abuse do not report it to the police but seek protection from the family courts or are taken to court by abusers seeking contact with their children. Olive Craig, Senior Family Lawyer at Rights of Women, said: “The Family Court should protect women and children from … Continue reading “Statement – Reform Family Courts to Tackle Violence Against Women – Rights of Women”

News – Women’s Aid Urges the New Government to Prioritise Women and Children

Read the full statement now. Farah Nazeer, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: “The election of a new government presents an opportunity for real, and tangible change in the way that tackling domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women and girls is approached in this country. While there have been some positive legislative … Continue reading “News – Women’s Aid Urges the New Government to Prioritise Women and Children”

News – New campaign: experts call for image-based abuse law – End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW)

Read the full news story. The End Violence Against Women Coalition, #NotYourPorn and Professor Clare McGlynn are calling on the next government to protect women’s rights and freedoms online, in partnership with GLAMOUR magazine. In a new campaign launched on 19th June 2024, the experts demand a dedicated Image-Based Abuse law to protect women’s rights … Continue reading “News – New campaign: experts call for image-based abuse law – End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW)”

News – Women’s Aid launches ‘No More Years of Hurt’ campaign highlighting the spike in domestic abuse during big football games

Read the full news story. Last month, Women’s Aid launched the newest instalment of its award-winning ‘He’s Coming Home’ campaign, created in partnership with House 337. The campaign, which coincides with this summer’s Euros 2024 tournament, aims to shine a light on the darker side of major football championships, which could lead to an increase … Continue reading “News – Women’s Aid launches ‘No More Years of Hurt’ campaign highlighting the spike in domestic abuse during big football games”

News – Male violence against women is a national emergency – when will political parties make it an election priority? – Glamour

Read the full article here. Violence against women and girls is rarely far from the headlines, but that doesn’t mean it’s inevitable; it’s not. Sir Mark Rowley, the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, has cited “eyewatering” figures from an upcoming study that says there are up to 4 million perpetrators of violence against women and … Continue reading “News – Male violence against women is a national emergency – when will political parties make it an election priority? – Glamour”

Press release – Refuge comments on the government’s early release scheme

Read the full statement now. A group of 14 organisations working to end violence against women and girls demand that the Government’s controversial prison early release scheme won’t include all perpetrators of domestic abuse.  Refuge, Women’s Aid, End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW), SafeLives, Advance, Respect, alongside 8 other specialist violence against women and girls … Continue reading “Press release – Refuge comments on the government’s early release scheme”

News – Sector Partners Agree and Push for Statutory Definition of Honour Based Abuse – Karma Nirvana

Read the full story now. In a landmark move, the sector has come together to agree on a statutory definition to define Honour Based Abuse, which is legally sound and ready to be added to the statute book. Progress in tackling Honour Based Abuse has been hampered by a lack of a clear definition within … Continue reading “News – Sector Partners Agree and Push for Statutory Definition of Honour Based Abuse – Karma Nirvana”

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