Ending violence against women and girls

Urgent call for Independent Inquiry into the treatment of Domestic Abuse in Family Court

125 cross party MPs, led by Labour's Louise Haigh, wrote to the Ministry of Justice demanding an independent inquiry into the failure of the family courts to protect victims of abuse and their children from domestic abuse.

Disappointingly the MoJ responded by saying that they would hold a snap (12 week) Inquiry but that it would not be independent. Retired senior Family Judge Sir Paul Coleridge remarked on the Victoria Derbyshire programme that they would discover nothing meaningful in just 12 weeks due to the complexity of domestic abuse.

Young Women's Project Looking for Trustees

An exciting opportunity to play a key role within the Young Women’s Outreach Project by applying your existing skills in a new and exciting context. The Young Women’s Outreach Project supports young women and young mothers aged 11-19yrs in the North East of England to build their self-worth, enhance opportunity and choices and gain control over their lives irrespective of disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, supporting and guiding them through crises in their lives.

Police and prosecutors accused of 'shutting door' on concerns over rape victims' phone handover policy

Police chiefs and prosecutors have been accused of “shutting the door” on concerns over plans to make rape victim handover their phones, after a meeting with campaigners was cancelled with three hours notice.

The National Police Chiefs Council and Crown Prosecution Service were due to meet with charities including the Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) on Friday over a controversial policy that could see rape victims told their cases could be dropped if they refuse to give up their phones for investigation.

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