What's this got to do with violence against women?

My current mantra when training professionals in responding to domestic and sexual violence is ‘if you think a client is ‘difficult’, ‘hostile’ or to use the standard...

Davina James-Hanman
9 July 2014

A life of its own

Helen wrote about the Justice Matters for Women Event in a previous blog post and mentioned that this event was...

Laurel Townhead
14 April 2014

Third of EU women experience violence, new report claims

A report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) presents findings from the world’s biggest-ever survey on violence against women, revealing the extent of abuse suffered by women at home, work, in public and online. As well as demonstrating the wide prevalence of violence...

5 March 2014

Is Lady Justice blind or just blinkered?

Most people will be familiar with ‘Lady Justice’ – a statue or picture of a woman often blindfolded, holding a set of scales. Lady Justice is intended to represent objectivity...

Rebecca Roberts
19 February 2014

Punishing women and criminal justice failure

'Taking the most hurt people out of society and punishing them in order to teach them how to live within society is, at best, futile. Whatever else a prisoner knows, she knows

Laurel Townhead and Rebecca Roberts
5 February 2014

Justice Matters for Women

What is Justice Matters for Women about?

Criminal justice fails women.

Current responses to criminalised women are seriously flawed and harmful to women. Prioritising the criminal justice system in our response to violence against women has undermined the development of more effective ways to address the harms women face.


Is criminal justice a form of violence against women?

Today is the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The purpose of the day is to combat and raise awareness of violence against women.


Rebecca Roberts
25 November 2013