Ben Hoare Bell Domestic Violence Update

Please see below for a press release from BBC Newsnight on an important issueconcerning children in care which was aired on 20th May.  Ben Hoare Bell Partner, Cris McCurley, was on 5 Live that morning discussing this issue. 

BBC NEWSNIGHT INVESTIGATION REVEALS NATIONWIDE POLICE CONCERN ABOUT UNREGULATED CHILDREN’S HOMES. 

Revenge porn laws not fit for purpose

Laws covering so-called revenge porn are not fit for purpose and police still need more training, experts say. Victims should receive anonymity and laws need to include threats to share images, according to Sophie Mortimer from the Revenge Porn helpline.

Figures from 19 forces in England and Wales revealed police investigations have doubled in the last four years but the number of charges has fallen.

The National Police Chiefs Council said forces take the crime "very seriously".

Tommy Robinson: women’s groups reject euro election bid – EVAW

Anger at far right leader’s pledge of MEP salary to rape victims – women call out racism and misogyny

Reacting with fury against so-called ‘Tommy Robinson’s’ candidacy in the Euro elections, and his outrageous use of campaigning messages related to child sexual abuse, 43 women and women’s organisations have written an open letter to voters and community leaders in the North West region, rejecting his vile claims and calling out his racism and misogyny.

Households where the woman is the sole earner are significantly poorer – new research

The term ‘female breadwinner’ conjures images of power-dressing corporate businesswomen who are bucking traditional gender norms to ‘have it all’. However, high-earning women make up only a small proportion of female breadwinners, the majority of which tend to work less hours than their male counterparts do, and are less likely to be in managerial positions.

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