If criminal sanctions have no effect on reoffending, why do we place such emphasis on prosecuting domestic abuse, asks Penelope Gibbs
Bookings are now open for this year's Eve Saville memorial lecture, to be delivered by Professor Sylvia Walby, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Gender Research at Lancaster University.
At the lecture, in London on 12 April, Professor Walby will present ground-breaking new research showing that women have born the brunt of rises in violence victimisation since the start of the financial crisis in 2008/09. Men, by contrast, have experienced falling rates of violence victimisation.
A new report estimates that one in 20 women in England have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse, reports The Telegraph. The report by Agenda, Alliance for Women and Girls at Risk, found that women are twice as likely as men to experience abuse, and that the more extensive the abuse the more likely it is to be experienced by women.
The activist group, Sisters Uncut, stopped traffic this weekend in a protest against cuts to domestic violence services, reports The New Statesman.
We are looking forward to hearing from Sisters Uncut at our 'Justice Matters for Women: Time for Action' conference in London on 20 May 2015. They will be sharing their experiences of building a grassroots movement.
Jamie Grace highlights apparent early flaws in implementing a new policy move
Davina James-Hanman, Director of Ava, explains why our call to 'empower women, resist injustice and transform lives' is of direct relevance to the violence against women sector.
A critical report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary says that victims of domestic violence faced a 'lottery' in the way they are treated. Theresa May, Home Secretary, has called for a 'radical change', saying that she would chair a group to consider the findings of the report, and the way only 8 police forces out of 43 responded well to women, according to BBC News.