The Type of Girl That Would Do That: Peer research into the sex industry in Durham and Darlington

Changing Lives has published a research report investigating the hidden sex industry in Darlington and Durham, commissioned by the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner. The charity trained three women involved in sex work to become peer researchers to uncover the truth about an industry that many say doesn't exist because it is not visible. Throughout the course of the research, Changing Lives worked with 20 women to produce the report.

Fears about impact of Ched Evans verdict

Women’s support groups and campaigners believe the appeal court’s judgment last Friday in the Ched Evans case dangerously undermines the legislation designed to protect victims of sexual assault by restricting what courts can hear about a complainant’s sexual history and behaviour.

Online abuse of feminists as an emerging form of violence against women and girls

Abuse directed at visible and audible women demonstrates that cyberspace, once heralded as a new, democratic, public sphere, suffers similar gender inequalities as the offline world. This paper reports findings from a national UK study about experiences of online abuse among women who debate feminist politics. It argues that online abuse is most usefully conceived as a form of abuse or violence against women and girls, rather than as a form of communication.

Rape Monitoring Group data 2015-16 - Northumbria

On behalf of the national Rape Monitoring Group, HMIC publishes local area digests to provide a data set to enable more thorough analysis of how rape is dealt with in a particular area of England and Wales. This digest sets out the data for Durham Constabulary. These local area digests pull together a range of Home Office/Office for National Statistics, Crown Prosecution Service and Ministry of Justice data on rape in one place.

Rape Monitoring Group data 2015-16 - Durham

On behalf of the national Rape Monitoring Group, HMIC publishes local area digests to provide a data set to enable more thorough analysis of how rape is dealt with in a particular area of England and Wales. This digest sets out the data for Cleveland Police. These local area digests pull together a range of Home Office/Office for National Statistics, Crown Prosecution Service and Ministry of Justice data on rape in one place.

Rape Monitoring Group data 2015-16 - Cleveland

On behalf of the national Rape Monitoring Group, HMIC publishes local area digests to provide a data set to enable more thorough analysis of how rape is dealt with in a particular area of England and Wales. This digest sets out the data for Cleveland Police. These local area digests pull together a range of Home Office/Office for National Statistics, Crown Prosecution Service and Ministry of Justice data on rape in one place.

Rape Monitoring Group publishes data for 2015/16

The Rape Monitoring Group has this week published 42 local area digests showing how cases of rape are dealt with at all stages of the criminal justice process. These local area digests pull together a range of Home Office/Office for National Statistics, Crown Prosecution Service and Ministry of Justice data on rape. The data released is gathered from different sources, over different timescales.

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