Tumblr blog “When Women Refuse” illustrates the gravity of gender-based violence
Victims of Violence

Tumblr blog “When Women Refuse” illustrates the gravity of gender-based violence

One of the top trending blogs on Tumblr this week is about gender-based violence. “When Women Refuse” is a new Tumblr page that’s documenting news stories about what can happen to women who rebuff the sexual advances of men.     According to the Huffington Post, the page, which was launched Monday by author and … Continue reading

UK domestic violence: on average 2 women a week are killed
Victims of Violence

UK domestic violence: on average 2 women a week are killed

New data estimates that 7.3 per cent of women, 1.2 million, report having experienced domestic abuse, according to Office for National Statistics’ new 2013 figures. Earlier this month, the Guardian uncovered statistics which revealed 10,000 women were at risk of death in their own homes. Police assessments revealed 10,952 people, mainly women, are at high risk of … Continue reading

Amnesty launches global anti-torture campaign
Victims of Violence

Amnesty launches global anti-torture campaign

Amnesty International has launched a new campaign against governments around the world who are still betraying their commitments to end torture. Katherine Iorio went to investigate their crusade on this issue.  Amnesty International’s steps to combat torture: Firstly, governments need to wake up from their state of denial. Governments owe it to their citizens to … Continue reading

Domestic abuse victims can now get legal aid
Victims of Violence

Domestic abuse victims can now get legal aid

Women’s charities welcomed new regulations from the Ministry of Justice that comes into force today, which aims to broaden the evidence criteria for women survivors of domestic violence to access to family law legal aid. The regulations allow access to legal aid for private children matters, finance and divorce where there is evidence that: there was police … Continue reading

The sexual violence epidemic against women in the UK
Victims of Violence

The sexual violence epidemic against women in the UK

An estimated one out of 14 women worldwide above the age of 15 say they have been sexually assaulted by someone other than their partner, according to a new international study. The Lancet study, published this month, was conducted by researchers at: the South African Medical Research Council, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine … Continue reading