Publications

The Health of the 51%: Women

This Annual Report was published late in 2015 by Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer. Gender based violence against women  and female genital mutilation are the subjects of the first two chapters and there are recommendations around improved training and better integrated service provision for CCGs, local authorities, mental health trusts, hospitals, GPs etc.

“Time Out”: A Strategy for Reducing Men’s Violence Against Women in Relationships?

This article critically explores accounts of how men attending domestic violence perpetrator programs (DVPP) used the “time out” strategy. Findings are drawn from 71 semi-structured interviews with 44 men attending DVPPs and 27 female partners or ex-partners of men in DVPPs. The authors describe three ways in which the technique was used: first, as intended, to interrupt potential physical violence; second, through the effective adaption of the time-out rules by victim-survivors; and finally, misappropriation by some men to continue and extend their controlling behaviors.

Big Lottery Fund Domestic Abuse Research

Big Lottery Fund asked Cordis Bright to look at the work it had funded to address domestic abuse over  five year period and share the learning from that work. The full report, case studies and a review of seven outcome measurement tools can be found on the BLF website. Key findings include:

Building a Bridge of Trust: The role of peer education in tackling CSE

Straight Talking has published a report on the role of peer education in tackling Child Sexual Exploitation. Key findings include: peer educators have a vital role to play in engaging with victims and those at risk - raising awareness of the risks of CSE and coercion, helping to understand the scale and nature of the problem in an area and building a much needed bridge of trust between victims and the statutory agencies charged with protecting them.

Taking Forward Women Centred Solutions - A new guide

Women Centred Working initiative has published a new guide to help councils and their partners explore potential benefits that doing things in a ‘women centred’ way can bring to local services and communities.

Taking Forward Women Centred Solutions demonstrates how gendered approaches can help unlock solutions to complex problems and deliver multiple outcomes for vulnerable women and their families – whilst making better use of public resources.

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