This is what Diamond Strip bars are doing to crackdown on sexual harassment

Revellers are being urged to look out for the signs of sexual harassment while enjoying a night out on Newcastle’s famous Diamond Strip. Shout-Up! – a campaign to make Newcastle’s pubs, club and bars sex pest free zones – launched in the Ouseburn area of the city in December. And now the initiative is back for Easter, this time targeting Collingwood Street’s buzzing venues. Read the full article featured in The Chronicle last week. 

What the parole board approving John Worboys’ release did not take into consideration

Last week, the High Court was asked to decide whether the Parole Board’s decision to release John Worboys (also known as the ‘Black Cab Rapist’) was lawful and rational. During the two-day hearing we learned the Parole Board based their decision only on the offences Worboys was convicted of. They did not take into account the full extent of the crimes Worboys is thought to have committed – police think he may have raped or sexually assaulted more than 100 women – even though this is in the public domain.

Domestic Abuse Bill consultation: AVA seminar

On 7th March 2018, Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) held a seminar to help organisations supporting people affected by domestic and sexual violence in London prepare to respond to the Domestic Abuse Bill consultation. It was attended by delegates from over 30 organisations. The seminar was delivered as part of Ascent, which is funded by London Councils. Further information and materials from the seminar are available on the AVA website.

Speakers at the seminar were:

Women’ s Aid releases new data from Survival and Beyond

On International Women’s Day, Women’s Aid releasesd new data from Survival and Beyond: the domestic abuse report to bring to light the lifesaving work that is often hidden away within our communities. Through their work in member services in England, refuge workers provided an estimated 13,414 women and their 14,353 children fleeing domestic abuse with a place of safety, while an estimated 154,306 survivors were supported in community-based support services during the year 2016/17.

Latest experimental statistics about Female Genital Mutilation published

The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset (SCCI 2026) is a repository for individual level data collected by healthcare providers in England, including acute hospital providers, mental health providers and GP practices. Key facts from the latest Experimental Statistics Report covering the period October 2017 to December 2017:


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