violence against women
Dr Marian Duggan, University of Kent, explores ways of preventing violence against women and girls
This essay collection highlights how women facing criminalisation and gender based violence are repeatedly failed by society.
Our Director Richard Garside was quoted in a comment piece on the BBC News Magazine website about Ched Evans. The article considers the implications of Evans' lack of remorse for his rape conviction.
'He was found guilty and a prison sentence was his punishment, not unemployment. That was not part of his sentence and nor should it be.'
Commenting on the ongoing controversy surrounding the future of footballer Ched Evans, Richard Garside, the Centre's director, said:
'I have been shocked and appalled by the vile and hateful sexism stirred up by this case. It has no place in football, or in British society more generally. It must be challenged consistently and systematically rooted out.
'Ched Evans' victim deserves our full and complete support. She has been through a terrible ordeal, one that continues to this day. Those who are hounding her need to be dealt with promptly and decisively.
A joint report from the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reveals that 475 000 people were murdered in 2012, and homicide is the third leading cause of death globally for males aged 15-44 years. Despite indications that homicide rates decreased by 16% globally between 2000 and 2012, the report states that violence remains widespread.
The Lancet has released a new series on violence against women and girls. Five papers cover the evidence base for interventions, discuss the vital role of the health sector in care and prevention, show the need for men and women to be involved in effective programmes, provide practical lessons from experience in countries, and present a call for action with five key recommendations and indicators to track progress.
The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies hosted a roundtable event today to consider the existing knowledge about interventions and policies that prevent violence against women and girls. Held as part of our Justice Matters for Women initiative, the purpose of the roundtable was to inform our work going forward and identify opportunities for collaborations and partnerships.
Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, says we need to look beyond the 'short-sightedness' of criminal justice interventions in tackling violence against women.