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...

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...

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...

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

5 February 2014

Judge blasted by campaigners

A judge was blasted by campaigners yesterday after a a rape victim was made to sit through CCTV footage of her sickening sex attack. She was forced to relive her ordeal at the hands of...

29 July 2013