Ending violence against women and girls

Women and girls projects that will benefit from £15 million Tampon Tax Fund – Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Wide range of projects benefiting women and girls to receive funding over next two years

Thousands of women from across the UK will benefit from £15 million from the latest round of the Tampon Tax Fund, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced today.

Justice: Decision to release John Worboys overturned

On 28th March 2018, The High Court overturned the Parole Board decision to release serial rapist and sexual offender John Worboys. The Parole Board has been ordered to carry out a 'fresh determination' in the case, and Worboys will remain in prison pending the outcome. Giving judgment, Sir Brian Leveson, Mr Justice Jay and Mr Justice Garnham said that the Parole Board should have undertaken "further inquiry into the circumstances of his offending".

Domestic Abuse Good Practice Briefing

AVA has published a good practice briefing in response Government’s ‘Transforming the response to Domestic Abuse’ consultation, launched on 8 March. The briefing, published on behalf of the Ascent London VAWG Consortium, can be used as a resource to support services to respond to the consultation. It provides details of the consultation’s key proposals as well as points for consideration, building on the conversations held at AVA’s Domestic Abuse Bill seminar

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