Posts Tagged: domestic violence

Covid-19 has exposed domestic violence, not caused it

Covid-19 has exposed domestic violence, not caused it

Domestic abuse has risen dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic and has been the cause of numerous headlines. It has highlighted the need for reform, addressed by a revised Domestic Abuse Bill currently under debate. Will these changes be substantial enough? Covid-19 and the subsequent stay-at-home orders have had dramatic impacts on the security …

Forced marriage is already a “hidden crime” – now the pandemic is making it even more invisible

Forced marriage is already a “hidden crime” – now the pandemic is making it even more invisible

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on safeguarding measures and specialist charities is limiting the support available to girls at risk of forced marriage.   Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations have raised concerns over the impact of ‘stay at home’ orders on women suffering domestic abuse and the need to ensure access to …

The United Nations (UN) has defined domestic violence as a ‘shadow pandemic’ which looms unseen as COVID-19 has forced most countries to go into lockdown. For victims in abusive households, lockdown means being confined with their perpetrators, without means for escape. Globally, the number of women and girls who have experienced abuse from an intimate …

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

Isolation at home has reportedly led to an epidemic of domestic abuse, yet the Government’s response fails to protect those survivors most vulnerable in society. Abuse in isolation Throughout the UK, a surge in the reported cases of domestic abuse has taken place during the past few months of isolation. Many have found themselves trapped …

Hope for the Hopeless: The Lasting Effects of Forced Marriage

Stripped of hope and choice the lasting impact of forced marriages shreds the mind and body of its victims, creating a gradient effect onto their offspring.  Embed from Getty Images Sexually transmitted diseases, violence (both physical and sexual), psychological torment, loss of freedom, and fear along with so many other disastrous effects encompass just some …

Are Women’s Voices Heard?

Two women every single week are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales. Women are approximately twice as likely to experience domestic abuse than men, but it is women’s voices that seem to be ignored in media coverage of cases. Furthermore, many feel that the systems in place for protecting women …

BAME charities at risk of closure

BAME charities at risk of closure

Lack of funding places BAME charities like JAN Trust at risk, says CEO Sajda Mughal  “we risk ignoring women who are so very desperately in need of incredibly specialised support” CEO Sajda Mughal speaks out as half of BAME services are shut down, placing users of JAN Trust and other charities at risk. Read what …

Domestic violence and abuse against women

Embed from Getty Images 241 women were killed by their partners or ex-partners between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2017 in England and Wales. This means that around 2 women are killed every week, although studies maintain that there are probably many more women killed by their partners than the data shows. Even though …