Ending violence against women and girls


In the run up to the 21st of October when abortion in Northern Ireland will be decriminalised, Alliance for Choice will be sharing the voices of real women and pregnant people, the majority of whom, were forced to travel from Northern Ireland to access abortion healthcare services. In conjunction with the beautiful and poignant ‘In Her Shoes’ project, we will be sharing real quotes from stories unchanged and written by real people who should never have been forced to make journeys shrouded in stigma and shame.

Domestic violence murders have surged to a five-year high

Case in point when it comes to the critical need for new domestic abuse legislation: 173 people were killed in domestic violence-related homicides last year, according to data obtained by the BBC – an increase of 32 deaths from 2017. Liverpool University criminologist Professor Sandra Walklate notes the weapon used commonly in street murders is equally prevalent in the home, describing women as ‘invisible victims of knife crime’.

Economics will stay a man’s game while women are kept out of the equation

eep the home fires burning! After the apocalyptic vision of post-Brexit Britain revealed last week in the leak of Operation Yellowhammer, we learn that the government will spend £4m on “local resilience forums” across England (and £1.7m for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) supporting Brexit preparations for public services.


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