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19th January 2018 All Comments

Untangling the concept of coercive control: Theorizing domestic violent crime

Read full publication »The article assesses three approaches to domestic violence: two that use the concept of ‘coercive control’ and one that uses ‘domestic violent crime’. These are: Stark’s concept of coercive control; Johnson’s distinction between situational couple violence and intimate terrorism, in which coercive control is confined to the latter; and that of domestic […]

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19th January 2018 All Comments

Ending Violence Against Women in Europe: An Exploration of Philanthropic Giving

Read full publication »This report is a response to the need for deeper knowledge about the current state of affairs regarding efforts to end violence against women (VAW) in Europe. As the first exploration of current trends, priorities and levels of funding among philanthropy and civil society organisations working on this issue, this study aims to inform further discussion among stakeholders, […]

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19th January 2018 All Comments

McVey urged to scrap tax credit ‘rape clause’

BBC News reports on the new work and pensions secretary facing calls to urgently review the “rape clause” in child tax credits. The cap came into force in April where a parent could only claim the credit for two children, but if they had another by “non-consensual conception” they would be exempt – if they filled […]

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19th January 2018 All Comments

Domestic violence and abuse: help from DWP

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has produced a guide for domestic violence and abuse victims about the services and support they offer. This includes special conditions for: Housing Benefit Jobseeker’s Allowance Employment and Support Allowance Universal Credit The benefit cap Removal of the spare room subsidy Discretionary Housing Payments Migrant partner support Child maintenance

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19th January 2018 All Comments

Sexual harassment of women and girls in public places inquiry

The Women and Equalities Committee launches a new inquiry into sexual harassment of women and girls in public places. The Committee held a one-off evidence session on women’s experiences of everyday sexism and sexual harassment in December 2017, following the emergence of widespread allegations in the UK and US about sexual assault and harassment across a […]

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19th January 2018 All Comments

Victims bring crowd-funded legal challenge to Parole Board decision to free Worboys

Two victims of the ‘black cab rapist’ have launched a legal challenge to the Parole Board, insisting women won’t be safe if Worboys is released. A crowdfund has been started to support the victims’ legal costs. Worboys’ victims, known as DSD and NBV, are calling on the public to back their challenge via crowdfunding site CrowdJustice.  Source: EVAW

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Upcoming Events

6th February 2018

WiRE Women’s Enterprise Network February Meeting

Come and join our Northumberland WiRE network, and find about about free training and advice available to rural women’s businesses and new starters, from business support projects in the area, and help plan our International Women’s Day Fair. Just let us know if you’d like to come by emailing info@womensworkshop.net

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