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International Women’s Day: Government Marks Day With Report To End Violence

The government have marked International Women's Day by releasing an update on their campaign to end violence against women and girls.

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Victims of Domestic Violence Struggling For Legal Aid

Restrictions on the legal aid budget for domestic abuse victims were introduced 18 months ago as part of a wide scale plan to cut the budget by £215 million by 2018-19.

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Support for victims of domestic violence

Help for migrants forced to flee their relationships as a result of domestic violence has been made available permanently.

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Resolution statement on Government amendments to Legal Aid Bill

According to Resolution, the Government has accepted calls to adopt the police’s widely used definition of what constitutes domestic violence (the ACPO definition) in its Legal Aid and Sentencing Bill.

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More support for male victims of domestic violence

Twelve organisations that support male victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse will receive a share of £225,000, Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone has announced.

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Consultation on domestic violence launched

Young people under 18 could be included within the cross-government definition of domestic violence for the first time, under a consultation launched by the Home Secretary Theresa May.

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Funding cuts risk domestic violence services

Local authorities are ignoring Ministers’ warnings that violence against women services should not be a soft target for funding cuts and are risking women’s safety and support, according to the TUC, End Violence Against Women Coalition and Women’s Resource Centre.

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