Publications

Stress and Anxiety at Work: Personal or Cultural?

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and Acas has today published the results of a new poll on workplace stress and anxiety. 

Read the survey results

Here are some key findings:

·        60% of employees who have felt stressed or anxious in the last year attribute this to their workload

·        42% said it was due to how they are managed

·        35% said that balancing work and home life was responsible

More than 4,000 women with mental health problems to benefit from peer support – Agenda

Women across England and Wales will get vital mental health support as part of a major new programme launched by mental health charity Mind and Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk.

The £1.8 million programme, called Women Side by Side, will increase the availability of high quality, community-based peer support for women through around 70 projects delivered by specialist organisations across the country.

Women are bearing the brunt of the Government’s inaction on social care

Women are bearing the brunt of the Government’s inaction on social care, says Age UK, with ‘sandwich carers’ especially badly hit

On International Women’s Day 2019 Age UK warns that women are generally being hurt the most by the lack of care and support

‘Sandwich carers’ are under particular pressure and most (68%) are women

This International Women’s Day marks the 2nd anniversary of the Government’s broken promise to fix social care with a Green Paper

Life-Changing & Life-Saving: Funding for the women’s sector

This is a report about the status of funding for the women’s sector. It sets out the case for specialist women’s organisations, identifies their current sources
of funding and explores the challenges that they face in terms of financial sustainability. The report explores recent changes in the funding landscape for voluntary organisations, including the shi to commissioning of services, the impact of austerity on the demand for support services and on funding available, and the likely impact that Brexit is going to have on the women’s sector. 

Coercive control: Impacts on children and young people in the family environment: Literature Review

It is recognised that coercive control is a key feature of abusive relationships. It is therefore essential that the conceptualisation of coercive control and the impact it has on the whole family is recognised and understood. This review, written by SafeLives – a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse for good – is concerned in particular with coercive and controlling behaviour within the context of public and private law proceedings.

 

From Survival to Sustainability

Imkaan’s From Survival to Sustainability outlines critical issues for the specialist black and ‘minority ethnic’ ending violence against women and girls sector in the UK. The report, which is funded by the Oak Foundation, presents an analysis of the funding situation and trends affecting specialised services for BME women survivors of VAWG in the UK.

Femicide Census

The latest Femicide Census report, published in December 2018, reveals that 139 women killed by men in 2017, and 40% of cases featured ‘overkilling’. Three quarters (76%, 105) of women killed by men were killed by someone they knew; 30 women were killed by a stranger, of whom 21 were killed in a terrorist attack.

From the Margin to the Centre: Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls Alternative Bill

This document is proposed as the alternative bill to the government’s forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill 2018 and presents a summary of the key proposals. This bill is based on a deep understanding of the lived experiences of all those subjected to violence against women and girls (VAWG). It calls for a transformative response that is embedded in an equalities and human rights-based approach, and which is consistent with international and regional conventions and the laws of this country that reinforce the Public Sector Duty against discrimination of any kind. 

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