violence against women

Government disregards welfare of vulnerable women

Charities have warned that the widespread closure of women's refuges will have devastating consequences for women who are victims of domestic violence. Sandra Horley, chief executive of Refuge, said 'we are at crisis point...due to ongoing cuts to local funding and poor commissioning practices'. She went on to say that without refuge provision women will face the choice of either fleeing to live on the streets or remaining with their abuser.

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 against adult women, the report also details incidents of physical and sexual violence experienced by women in childhood.

The report finds that:

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