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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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Government announces new definition of domestic violence

The Government has announced a new cross-government definition of domestic violence, which will include victims aged 16 and 17.

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Children who witness domestic abuse need more help

A new report from think tank the Centre for Social Justice has called for an overhaul of government policies to help the nearly three million children who have witnessed domestic abuse.

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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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Party leaders sign the ‘Real Man’ pledge

The leaders of the three main political parties have all signed the Women’s Aid ‘Real Man’ pledge to mark the International Day Against Violence Against Women.

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Domestic violence disclosure consultation launched

The Home Office has launched a consultation on whether to introduce a scheme for disclosing information about an individual’s history of domestic violence to a new partner.

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Victims of domestic violence at risk of losing support

Victims of domestic violence will struggle to receive vital unemployment benefits, as they will need to provide written evidence of their abuse from the same charities and refuges that are being cut or closed as a result of government spending cuts, warns the TUC. 

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Concerns expressed over legal aid reforms

The Justice Select Committee has published a report expressing concerns over the Government's reform proposals for legal aid in England and Wales, with particular reference to the possible impact on family law cases.

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