BME women’s groups come together to write ‘alternative Bill’ for ending violence against women

Imkaan has published 'From the Margin to the Centre: Proposal for an Alternative Bill addressing Violence Against Women and Girls', in response to the government's proposed Domestic Abuse Bill. The Alternative Bill presents an approach to addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG) that is based on a deep understanding of the diverse lived experiences of women and girls subjected to VAWG. The Alternative Bill outlines a response to VAWG that is gendered, in recognition that patriarchy and gender inequality is the root cause of VAWG. Because of this, the victims and survivors of violence are disproportionately women, who face a spectrum of violence including sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, forced marriage, so-called 'honour-based' violence, Female Genital Mutilation, and online harassment and grooming.

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