Category Archive: Domestic Violence

Jan 15

WALES/ENGLAND – Domestic abuse victims should have right to keep address secret, say campaigners

A woman is calling for new laws to allow victims of domestic violence to withhold their addresses in court to protect them and their children.   Photo: ALAMY   Eve Thomas, 45, wants protection from legal sanctions for vulnerable people after she was faced with prison for refusing to reveal her address in court, for …

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Jan 14

WALES/ENGLAND – Majority of girls and young women unaware of domestic violence signs

Three quarters of girls and young women aged between 11- and 21-years-old are unaware of the signs of domestic violence, according to new research launched by Girlguiding.   Report finds that the majority of girls and young women do not fully understand the definition of domestic violence. Image: Home Office/posed by models   The Care …

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Jan 11

WALES/ENGLAND – Domestic violence increases during England World Cup football matches

Domestic violence increases during England World Cup football matches     Incidents increase following an England defeat Researchers from Lancaster University have found that domestic abuse increases during England World Cup football matches – especially if the team lose. The research team analysed figures from Lancashire Constabulary across three tournaments in 2002, 2006, and 2010.  …

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Dec 14

UK – Domestic violence: May orders review of police response

A review is to be carried out into the way police in England and Wales deal with cases of domestic violence, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.   Clare Wood was murdered by her ex-boyfriend who had a history of violence   Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) will look at forces’ performances and identify …

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Dec 12

WALES/ENGLAND – Police referrals of domestic violence cases drop 13%

Fall in number of cases being sent to Crown Prosecution Service to be considered for charge coincides with police staff cuts   Yvette Cooper said the figures show that after years of improvement the system was failing victims of domestic violence. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian   There has been an alarming 13% fall …

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Dec 11

UK – Online trolling of women is linked to domestic violence, say campaigners

Activists say abuse of women on sites such as Twitter should not be dismissed as harmless   Stella Creasy and Caroline Criado-Perez, who will speak at a conference on tackling online abuse. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/PA   Online trolling against women is linked to domestic violence and abuse, experts have warned, and should not be dismissed …

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