Transform your website

The Transform Foundation has launched a new funding programme to help charities develop an effective web presence. In collaboration with Raising IT, the £18,000 funding package includes

•a website

•a digital engagement focused strategy

•measurement built in to help the charity track results

 Grants are aimed at small to medium-sized charities and other not for profit organisations with a social mission. The grant covers the upfront costs; organisations will need to fund ongoing costs.

Do You See Her? Short film about older women and domestic abuse

Women’s Aid and leading production company Ridley Scott Associates and have joined forces to make ‘Do You See Her’, a short film about older women and domestic abuse. The film stars Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette, Shameless), Phil Davis (Quadrophenia, Whitechapel) and Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses). Louiza Patikas, who plays domestic abuse victim Helen in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, provides the voiceover. It was directed by Paul Andrew Williams (Murdered By My Boyfriend, London to Brighton).

Comic Relief launches core costs fund

Comic Relief has launched its refreshed Grants strategy: Working towards a world in which all people are safe, healthy, educated and empowered.

Galop to run national LGBT Domestic Violence helpline

Following the closure this week of Broken Rainbow, the national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline (0800 0005428) will now be run by Galop, the leading LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity. Galop has been working for 33 years to support LGBT victims of abuse, violence and discrimination through a variety of services, including a helpline and as the lead partner of the Domestic Abuse Partnership. Galop has worked quickly with Broken Rainbow and the Home Office, which funds the service, to ensure that there is no gap in service.

Nineteen Child Homicides

This report details the cases of nineteen children, all intentionally killed by a parent who was also a known perpetrator of domestic abuse. These killings were made possible through unsafe child contact arrangements, formal and informal. Over half of these child contact arrangements were ordered through the courts. Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women's Aid, said “There is a misguided belief within the family courts and among judges that, because a relationship has ended, so has the domestic abuse.

The Health of the 51%: Women

This Annual Report was published late in 2015 by Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer. Gender based violence against women  and female genital mutilation are the subjects of the first two chapters and there are recommendations around improved training and better integrated service provision for CCGs, local authorities, mental health trusts, hospitals, GPs etc.

“Time Out”: A Strategy for Reducing Men’s Violence Against Women in Relationships?

This article critically explores accounts of how men attending domestic violence perpetrator programs (DVPP) used the “time out” strategy. Findings are drawn from 71 semi-structured interviews with 44 men attending DVPPs and 27 female partners or ex-partners of men in DVPPs. The authors describe three ways in which the technique was used: first, as intended, to interrupt potential physical violence; second, through the effective adaption of the time-out rules by victim-survivors; and finally, misappropriation by some men to continue and extend their controlling behaviors.

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