Ending violence against women and girls

Accounts of child sexual abuse shared with the Truth Project

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published accounts of child sexual abuse shared with the Truth Project, set up for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences in a supportive and confidential setting. Read the publication: Truth Project experiences shared: victims and survivors speak out

Source: NSPCC Caspar Alert

Agenda research: restraint-related deaths among women

Thirty two women died after experiencing restraint over a five year period, according to new figures obtained by Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk. The data, on patients detained under the Mental Health Act, suggests women were more likely to have restraint-related deaths than men between 2012/13 and 2016/17. Younger women made up a large number of the restraint-related deaths – 13 were aged 30 and under, compared to 4 men in that age range.

Universal Credit risks increasing women’s vulnerability to financial abuse

As Universal Credit continues to roll out nationally, women’s groups have published a new report, which raises concerns that Universal Credit payments which are paid into one bank account for everyone in the household, rather than individual accounts, risk giving more power to abusers in homes where women are domestic violence.

Women's Aid: Nowhere to turn 2018

Survivors of domestic abuse and their children are being forced to sleep rough as some local authority housing teams fail in their duty, findings from Women’s Aid’s latest report ‘Nowhere to turn 2018: Findings from the second year of the No Woman Turned Away project’ shows. The No Woman Turned Away project supported 264 women between 12th January 2017 and 11th January 2018 who were left with nowhere to turn at a time when they were at their most vulnerable. 

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