Ending violence against women and girls

Reforming Pornography Laws: Recommendations to Parliamentary Review

Are English laws on pornography fit for purpose? If not, how should the law be changed? These are some of the issues addressed in the evidence Professor Clare McGlynn gave to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence inquiry into sexual violence and pornography in April 2018. You can read the full evidence submission here. Based on Professor McGlynn’s research with Dr Fiona Vera-Gray, Dr Hannah Bows and Prof Erika Rackley, her main recommendations are:

CIH launches new domestic abuse pledge for housing organisations

A new pledge to tackle domestic abuse in housing has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing. The Make a Stand pledge has been developed by CIH in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and Women’s Aid as part of Alison Inman’s presidential appeal. It consists of four commitments which housing organisations can make to support people who live and work in housing who are experiencing domestic abuse:

• To put in place and embed a policy to support residents who are experiencing domestic abuse

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland: #WishISaid

This Mental Health Awareness week, Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland took new action against sexual harassment. RCTN has launched a new campaign, #WishISaid. #WishISaid wants to get you talking about Sexual Harassment in public places like the street, mostly of women and girls, perpetrated mostly by men and boys. Find out more on the Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland website

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