violence against women

Online abuse of women a form of violence

Online abuse directed at women who debate feminist politics should be treated as a form of violence, claims new research published in The British Journal of Criminology.

The research – by Ruth Lewis, Michael Rowe and Clare Wiper of Northumbria University – found that most of the women they surveyed had 'experienced multiple types of abuse and almost half experienced it as a routine part of their online lives.'

Violent crime. Up for women, down for men

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.

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