Home Office launches refresh of cross-government Ending Violence Against Women & Girls Strategy

The Home Office has published its refreshed violence against women and girls (VAWG) strategy. The refreshed action plan, which was first launched in 2016, sets out new measures to help protect women and girls. This includes a cross-sector, end-to-end review into how rape and sexual violence cases are handled across the criminal justice system. Other policies among the 54 commitments being made are pledges to:

  • commission research into the connection between pornography and violence against women
  • develop further measures to support LBGT victims
  • explore issues of ‘online flashing’ and consider options for next steps
  • consider the impact of alcohol on violence against women and girls

 

Source: Rape Crisis England and Wales

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