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Every girl should be able to live her life free from inequality, poverty and violence.
But too often girls at the sharpest end of inequality are missing from the public debate about the issues young people face and services and policies are designed without them in mind.
Dr Hannah Bows – Durham Law School, Durham University
Dr Hannah Bows is an Assistant Professor in Criminal Law, having previously completed her ground-breaking PhD research examining the extent, nature and consequences of sexual violence against people aged 60 and over in the UK in 2016.
The Fawcett Society’s 2020 Sex and Power Index charts the extent of male domination of positions of power – with women still missing in significant numbers from top jobs in politics, the law, civil service, trade unions, charities, professional bodies and sport bodies. The Index also reveals an alarming lack of women of colour across the top jobs in all sectors.
The data in the 2020 Sex and Power Index also reveals the dismally slow pace of change – with stark inequalities continuing to thrive in the UK today.
The key findings are:
A loophole in official guidelines means hospitals are still forcing female patients to mix with men on wards
Hundreds of vulnerable women and men are being sexually assaulted by other patients while staying on NHS wards – at a rate of one attack every day, data has revealed.
At least 1,019 sexual assaults were reported by male and female patients on mixed sex mental health wards between April 2017 and October 2019, according to figures obtained by the Health Service Journal.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our specialist helpline for agencies who are working with black and minority survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have no recourse to public funds. Contact us for expert advice and guidance on any issues relating to domestic and sexual violence.
This Helpline can also be accessed directly by survivors who have queries around no recourse to public funds.
Please Contact: 0191 226 0981Helpline Open: 10.30-12.30 Monday - Thursday
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