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domestic abuse
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16
Jul

New reforms to the Domestic Abuse Bill fall short to protect migrant victims | Pia Subramaniam

Written by Pia Subramaniam, a content writer and correspondent for the UK’s Immigration Advice Service; an organisation of leading UK immigration solicitors. Following the protest by the members of the Step Up Migrant Women (SUMW), a coalition of more than 30 organisations, the Joint Committee of MPs and Lords examined the Domestic Abuse Bill and...
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05
Jul

Domestic abuse: BAME women and migrants in the UK fall through the cracks

The cries of domestic abuse victims have been hushed by the revelry of England’s success in the World Cup so far. Yet should they lose, local authorities have issued warnings for a rise in domestic violent incidents. Lancaster University found that incidents rose 38 per cent when England lost a match in the 2014 World...
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04
Sep

Government make it easier for domestic abuse survivors to register to vote anonymously

The government has announced that it is making it easier for domestic abuse survivors to register to vote anonymously. Ministers have confirmed that they will press ahead with plans to make it easier for survivors to be given a voice to vote. Under existing legislation, domestic abuse survivors must provide a court order or have...
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02
Jun

“No victim of abuse should ever again be required to be cross-examined by their abuser” | Judge calls for ban on cross-examining domestic abuse victims

A high court judge has called for a ban on domestic abusers being allowed to cross-examine their victims in court. The news comes as Mr Justice Hayden heard the case of Pakistani mother, referred to as M, who was the victim of her husband’s domestic abuse. The woman, who along with her son was granted...
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15
Dec

Recommended Reads | Unshakeable You: Overcome and Heal from Domestic Violence – Victoria Awale Griffith

Victoria Awale Griffith has released a new book to help women and girls heal their hearts, discover their purpose, become emotionally free, be empowered to be all they can be, and start creating and living the life they truly deserve. In the process, they will uncover their “Unshakeable Factor”—become capable of handling whatever life throws...
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13
Dec

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will put women at the heart of policies

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to do more to bridge the pay gap between men and women and to focus on supporting victims of domestic abuse. Marking International Human Rights Day, Mr Corbyn said: “Labour will measure every piece of legislation, and every policy, by the yardstick of its impact on women before it...
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04
Nov

New £20 million fund made available to help victims of domestic abuse

A new £20 million fund is to be made available to help victims of domestic abuse. Local authorities can now bid for a share of the fund, which will help to increase refuge spaces and other accommodation for those fleeing domestic violence. The fund will also support a further range of services to help victims...
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