Everyday Victim Blaming

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Million Women Rise – #WhyWeRise

We can not attend the Million Women Rise march today but we stand in solidarity with the women marching in Central London. We can end male violence against women and girls within in the UK and globally. This includes state sanctioned violence, such as the so-called ‘austerity’ cuts, discriminatory government policies, poorly trained police, social more »

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Child First: Safe Child Contact Saves Lives

We fully support the new campaign by Women’s Aid called Child First: Safe Child Contact Saves Lives, which calls on the Government, family court judiciary, Child and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), and other involved services to make child contact safer for women and children. The report Nineteen Child Homicides, which details serious crime more »

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16 Days of Activism: What you can do to support women’s services!

These are just a few of the ways that you can support women’s services during the 16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Male Violence against Women and Girls. Donate £1 to a specialist women’s service like the national organisations Rape Crisis, Women’s Aid, or Refuge. Donate £1 to your local service providers supporting women who are more »

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Eaves declares “Women in Crisis” after a 70% increase in demand for services

This is a press release from the organisation Eaves. We support every statement below: In the wake of the passing of their recent Chief Executive, Denise Marshall, Eaves has condemned the onslaught on all areas of women’s lives. “We have seen a 70% increase in demand for services in the first six months of 2015 more »

Gender is all too relevant in violence statistics

We fully endorse this open letter to Alison Saunders of the Crown Prosecution Services. Violence against women and girls is one of the biggest human rights abuses globally. Far too often this reality is subsumed under meaningless statistics which erase the perpetrators, who are almost always male, and assume that men and women are equally more »

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Close Yarl’s Wood and end the detention of women who seek asylum

PETITION We fully support the protest supported by Women for Women Refugees and other women’s organisations to close down Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre. Details of the protest: Gather outside Yarl’s Wood, at the gates of Twinwoods Business Park, Thurleigh Road, Milton Ernest, Bedford MK44 1FD #WillYou   Download this post as PDF? Click here

#SayHerName – Black Lives Matter

We’ve rounded up some of the media coverage of #SayHerName #BlackWomenMatter protest. #SayHerName: Resisting Police Brutality of Black Women #SayHerName: Black Women And Girls Matter, Too via @blackvoices #SayHerName: Families and Social Media Rally for Justice in the Police Killings of Black Women via @TheRoot BlackOUT Collective’s Powerful Statement Honoring Black Girls and Black Women’s Bodies and more »

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The Sun’s Campaign to Save Refuges

We are conflicted about this campaign from The Sun. Raising greater awareness of domestic violence is absolutely essential. Far too many people believe that domestic violence is something that happens to “those women” and most rarely consider who perpetrators actually are. The media rarely gives accurate coverage to the reality of domestic violence: that 1 in 4 more »

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Letter to send to all candidates in general elections re: domestic and sexual violence & abuse

This a draft letter for people to send to all of their local candidates in the general election Dear x I am writing to you today to confirm your stance and commitment to ending domestic and sexual violence and abuse (DSVA), crimes in which women are the majority of victims. Violence against women and girls more »

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