Domestic Violence
BAME domestic violence and abuse featured

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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Women’s refuge budgets cut by almost a quarter in seven years

Over 1,000 women and children seeking refuge from domestic violence have been turned away after budget cuts of almost a quarter.  The funding for refuges across England has dropped from £31.2 million in 2010/2011 to just £23.9 million in 2016/17. This drop comes despite Theresa May’s pledge to boost funding to victims of domestic violence....
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Home Office award £17m to tackle violence against women and girls

The Home Office has awarded £17 million to help tackle violence against women and girls. Home Secretary, Amber Rudd announced that more than 40 projects will share the money from the VAWG Service Transformation Fund to help protect women and girls from violence. The 41 projects across England and Wales will carry out a range...
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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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Violent crimes against women and girls reach a record high

Violent crimes against women and girls throughout England and Wales have reached a record high, according to new statistics. An annual report, released by the Crown Prosecution Service, showed that domestic abuse, rape and sexual offences accounted for 18.6 per cent of the organisation’s workload; an increase of just under 9 per cent in six...
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Greater London Authority releases first ever gender pay audit (F)

WEP calls for Major Sadiq Khan to team up over domestic violence

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has called for London Mayor Sadiq Khan to team up with the party to tackle the city’s domestic violence rates. As Metropolitan Police release figures revealing an 8% rise in reported instances of domestic violence in London, WEP Leader Sophie Walker claimed that the party could bring support to City...
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Walk4 featured

27/09/2015 – Walk4

We’re delighted to announce our brand new event, Walk4. Taking place on the 27th September 2015, we are asking our supporters to Walk4 women and children escaping domestic violence. Sign up by: Clicking here: www.refuge.org.uk/single-online-donation/ Select £10 (this is payment to register for Walk4) Fill in the form and select Walk4 as your reason for...
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Benefits cut for unemployed women suffering from domestic abuse

Recent news reports have claimed that unemployed women who are victims of sexual and domestic violence are being wrongly penalised by losing all or part of their benefits. The Fawcett Society, which campaigns for gender equality, slammed the Department for Work and Pensions for not publicising rules which allow flexibility in imposing benefit sanctions on...
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