Coercing reluctant witnesses - who's really at risk?

Survivors of rape need and deserve many things in the aftermath of this uniquely devastating crime, and the chance to receive justice for what happened is certainly one of them. What they do not need is for the devastation they have already experienced to be compounded by the very system which is supposed to protect them. Blog post by Rape Crisis Scotland exploring the impact of the Criminal Justice process on survivors. 

Kaleidoscopic Justice Sexual Violence and Victim-Survivors’ Perceptions of Justice

This article proposes a more multifaceted way of thinking about victim-survivors’ perceptions of justice; what we have termed ‘kaleidoscopic justice’. Developed from an empirical investigation with 20 victim-survivors of sexual violence, kaleidoscopic justice understands justice as a constantly shifting pattern; justice constantly refracted through new experiences or understandings; justice as an ever-evolving, nuanced and lived experience.

Getting help to overcome abuse: a quick guide for young people receiving support

The NICE guideline on child abuse and neglect aims to help anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and young people to spot signs of abuse and neglect and to know how to respond. This quick guide, which is written from the perspective of young people who have experienced abuse and neglect, is based on the guideline and explains to young people what they should expect from services.

The guide covers:

The Low Road

This piece by Marge Piercey was set to be used as an ice-breaker to support women having a say on the development of a CEDAW report for 2018. If you would like to take part in an online consultation you can access it here


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