Publications

“What about my right not to be abused?” Domestic abuse, human rights and the family courts

This report from Women's Aid and Queen Mary University of London looks at domestic abuse and child contact proceedings in the family courts through the lens of human rights. It is based on the testimonies of 72 women survivors living in England. It uncovers a glaring gender gap in the way human rights are used and understood in the family courts. It also highlights a clear lack of understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse, and new evidence of gender discrimination within the institutional culture of the courts.

Why Women Report 2018

'Why Women 2018' provides current, robust evidence of the value and effectiveness of women’s organisations. It updates the original why women? campaign, which was launched in November 2006 to highlight the importance of women’s organisations. This research is for the benefit of policy and decision makers, funders, women’s organisations, and other interested audiences. 

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