Rights of Women online forum

Rights of Women is setting up a new online discussion forum on family law for professionals working with survivors of domestic abuse, to launch in July 2018. The forum is part of the Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors (FLOWS) project, which is a partnership project between Rights of Women and the RCJ Advice. If you are a professional supporting survivors, complete this survey to contribute your views on how the forum should work and what you want from it.  

Call for participants: research into experiences of image-based sexual abuse

This research is investigating the nature and impacts of ‘image-based sexual abuse’ (or what some call ‘revenge porn’) among adults through participant interviews. The only requirement is that you are over the age of 18 years and live either in Australia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom. This invitation is open to all people, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion and ability. For more information or to take part in the research, visit the Images of Me website. 


Reforming Pornography Laws: Recommendations to Parliamentary Review

Are English laws on pornography fit for purpose? If not, how should the law be changed? These are some of the issues addressed in the evidence Professor Clare McGlynn gave to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence inquiry into sexual violence and pornography in April 2018. You can read the full evidence submission here. Based on Professor McGlynn’s research with Dr Fiona Vera-Gray, Dr Hannah Bows and Prof Erika Rackley, her main recommendations are:

Call for evidence: A survey to explore support available for women experiencing homelessness with multiple and/or complex needs

Homeless Link and Women’s Resource Centre have commissioned research to explore gendered approaches to working with women experiencing homelessness with multiple and/or complex needs. You can complete the survey about your service and your experience of supporting women. The information gathered will help us to understand the challenges that services are facing, explore different approaches to supporting women and illustrate some strategies for overcoming the barriers to supporting women effectively.


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