Ending violence against women and girls

Report: The Bullying and Harassment of House of Commons Staff

Dame Laura Cox, who chaired The Fawcett Society’s Sex Discrimination Law Review earlier this year, has published a report on bullying and sexual harassment among House of Commons staff. It describes how 'bullying, harassment and sexual harassment have been able to thrive and have long been tolerated and concealed' in 'a culture, cascading from the top down, of deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence.' This comprehensive, damning report reveals that the culture of Westminster needs nothing short of transformational change.

Working Together to Prevent Domestic Abuse Among 16 to 24 Year Olds

Friday 9 November in Middlesbrough, Tuesday 13 November in North Tyneside, Monday 26 November in Sunderland, all 9.30am to 12.30pm. These workshops in November as part of a North East research project on domestic abuse prevention in 16-24 year olds. This age group experiences high rates of domestic abuse according to local and national data and therefore there is a need to prevent and educate from an earlier age. Domestic Abuse is a challenging social problem and this study is focused on getting research into practice.
 

Cyber Stalking and Domestic Abuse training and Stalking and Harassment training

In light of a recent domestic homicide in Gateshead where cyber stalking and stalking & harassment were significant factors a number of ‘Cyber Stalking & Domestic Abuse’ & ‘Stalking & Harassment’ training sessions have been arranged. This training is aimed at professionals working with, or likely to come in to contact with victims/survivors of domestic abuse who live in Gateshead.

IPSO: Dignity for Dead Women

Level Up has launched a campaign for a new Editor’s Code to uphold victims’ dignity in media reporting on domestic violence deaths. Responsible reporting can improve public understanding of domestic violence, help victims and their families seek justice and help women at risk access support. Sign the petition here. IPSO is the largest press governing body in the UK, and it's time they introduce guidelines on reporting domestic violence deaths:

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