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Controlling and Coercive Behaviour a Criminal Offence from 29th December 2015

The Home Office has announced that the new criminal offence of controlling and coercive behaviour will come into force on 29 December 2015. This means that the police will be able to arrest a domestic abuse perpetrator for the criminal offence of controlling and coercive behaviour. When the offence comes into force, guidance from the … Continue reading “Controlling and Coercive Behaviour a Criminal Offence from 29th December 2015”

Disabled women 2 to 5 times are more likely to experience sexual violence than non-disabled women

50% of disabled women have experienced violence in their lives, 33% of non- disabled women Disabled children are 3 times as likely to be sexually abused than non-disabled children (most likely for disabled girls) Worldwide, 70% of women with learning difficulties report being victims of sexual assault (20% of women without earning difficulties) (UN). Sanction detection rates are very … Continue reading “Disabled women 2 to 5 times are more likely to experience sexual violence than non-disabled women”

WAFE – Domestic Abuse Statistics on Repeat Offending by Male and Female Perpetrators

One study of 96 cases of domestic abuse recorded by the police found that men are significantly more likely to be repeat perpetrators and significantly more likely than women to use physical violence, threats, and harassment. In a six year tracking period the majority of recorded male perpetrators (83%) had at least two incidents of … Continue reading “WAFE – Domestic Abuse Statistics on Repeat Offending by Male and Female Perpetrators”

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”