DAWSA Whole Systems Approach to be rolled out

Led by Northumbria Police, this project brings together forces from Cleveland, Durham, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Humberside. Together, we are developing a comprehensive Violence Against Women and Girls strategy, which includes A Whole System Approach to tackling domestic abuse.

No Recourse Fund offering help

If a woman you know is going through a tough time with abuse and insecure immigration status, she can access help through the Southall Black Sisters No Recourse Fund via the link.

Police and prosecutors accused of 'shutting door' on concerns over rape victims' phone handover policy

Police chiefs and prosecutors have been accused of “shutting the door” on concerns over plans to make rape victim handover their phones, after a meeting with campaigners was cancelled with three hours notice.

The National Police Chiefs Council and Crown Prosecution Service were due to meet with charities including the Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) on Friday over a controversial policy that could see rape victims told their cases could be dropped if they refuse to give up their phones for investigation.

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Girls not Brides calls for ban on child marriages in Britain

A global campaign to end child marriage is focusing on Britain, where campaigners say the law fails to protect under-18s.

The legal age for marriage in England and Wales is 18, but children aged 16 and 17 can marry with parental consent. Activists believe consent can mean coercion.

Girls Not Brides, a global partership of more than 1,000 organisations seeking to end child marriage, is calling for weddings of under-18s to be made illegal. Its proposals would include all cases where either party is British or lives in the UK.

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