Ending violence against women and girls

Children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour

The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA) has published key messages from research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour (HSB).The research looks at: what is known about children and young people who display HSB; HSB and the internet; effective assessment of children and young people displaying HSB; effective interventions; and preventative approaches.

'Safe and Equal'

Last week, AVA attended the ‘Children as Actors in Transforming Society’ conference in Switzerland where they launched ‘Safe and Equal’ - a guide on young people meaningful participation for the violence against women and girls sector. If you would like to order a copy of the toolkit please visit the AVA website. Downloadable version will be available soon.

Women and Equalities Committee report

The Government, regulators and employers are failing in their responsibilities to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, says the Women and Equalities Committee in a major report published following a wide-ranging six-month inquiry. The Committee finds that sexual harassment at work is widespread and commonplace but there has been a failure to tackle unlawful behaviours, despite the Government's obligations under international law.

Invitation to tender: Justice and Equality Fund Communications Specialist

The Justice and Equality Fund (the JEF), managed by Rosa, aims to bring an end to the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity by resourcing an expert network of advice, support and advocacy organisations and projects. Based on lessons from what has worked in other fields, Rosa will resource and coordinate a network of communications professionals, embedded within several women’s organisations already active in this area.

Children affected by domestic abuse

The Home Office has announced an £8m fund to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse. The announcement highlights the work of the NSPCC’s Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART™) programme which enables children and their mothers to talk to each other about the domestic abuse they have experienced, learn to communicate and rebuild their relationship. Source: NSPCC Caspar Alert. 

Women seeking asylum: Safe from violence in the UK?

Women who have fled war and persecution in their home countries are not protected from abuse and violence here in the UK, in the country they thought would make them safe, finds ground-breaking new research published by the Refugee Council and ASAP. Women seeking asylum: Safe from violence in the UK? looks at how the asylum support system responds to women facing domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence – and finds it wanting. Source: Refugee Council

Pressing for Progress: women's rights and gender equality in 2018

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a new report examining the state of women’s rights in Great Britain in 2018. The report, Pressing for Progress: women’s rights and gender equality in 2018 assesses the progress on women’s rights since 2013 and makes recommendations to the UK and Welsh governments, in areas including:

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