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Useful information for those working to end violence against women and girls, including news, campaigns, reports, petitions and guidance.

Positive Steps: Researching how 11 to 19 year olds living in Hampshire are supported when they have experienced domestic abuse
5 February: One Community's Positive Steps project was commissioned by the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner to look at what provision already exists for the target group, what is missing, and what kind of support is most beneficial to young people in Hampshire.

Once Called, Twice Shy? Investigating victim's viewpoints on the police response to domestic abuse.
5 February: One Community was commissioned by the Hampshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) to look into the police response to domestic abuse across the Hampshire county, and as to whether the mandatory arrest approach that is currently in place is still relevant. The six week project consisted of a review of existing literature, 27 one-to-ones with victims from across the county, one focus group, and finally the analysis.

Petition: Child First: Safe Child Contact Saves Lives
27 January: Petition calling on the Government and family courts to ensure there are no further avoidable child deaths as a result of unsafe child contact with a perpetrator of domestic abus

Report: Nineteen Child Homicides
27 January: The report highlights the tragic stories of 19 children and 2 women in 12 families that were killed by perpetrators of domestic abuse in circumstances related to unsafe child contact within a ten year period.

Scholarships for feminist campaigners on the Campaign Bootcamp
21 January: Apply for a week long training and mentoring scheme for campaigners (closes 29th March)

The Home Affairs Committee launches inquiry into the way prostitution is treated in legislation.
15 January: Invitation to submit written evidence.

London Borough of Hounslow is looking to commission a Domestic Violence Perpertrator Programme
15 January: London Borough of Hounslow (deadline 22 Feb)

BEAD Project: Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs recruiting volunteer facilitators
15 January: Adfam's peer support project run in conjunction with Cruse Bereavement Care

Is violent crime increasing or decreasing? A new methodology to measure repeat attacks making visible the significance of gender and domestic relations.
13 January: Sylvia Walby, Jude Towers, and Brian Francis, British Journal of Criminology

Resource: Online guidance and FAQs for mothers affected by domestic violence
17 December: Family Rights Group

Report: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2014
17 December: Department of Health. Section 2: Gender-based violence against women

Woman's Trust re-opens East London Service
30 November: Women's Trust offering free support services in East London from January 2016

Resource pack: Female genital mutilation
30 November: GOV.UK Updated guidance for local authorities, professional services and specialist voluntary organisations

Toolkit: How To Build Your Own Domestic Violence Case Without A Lawyer
30 November: Free toolkit launched by CHAYN

Eligibility thresholds for local authorities in Phase 2 of the Troubled Families Programme
16 November: Article by Stephen Crossley

Report: Social Impact Report 2015: Ascent Advice & Counselling
16 November: Ascent and Solace Women's Aid

Report: The Troubled Families Programme: the perfect social policy?
16 November: Centre for Crime & Justice Studies

Guidance: FGM: mandatory reporting in healthcare
30 October, 2015 at 10:41am
Resources explaining healthcare professionals' duty to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in girls under 18.

Report: Intimate Partner Violence, Coercive Control, and Child Adjustment Problems
30 October: SAGE Journals, Southern Methodist University

Resource: Animated films on FGM for use in Schools
30 October: FORWARD lauches three animated films: NeedlecraftMy Body My RulesThe True Story of Ghati & Rhobi

Resource: New video showing the devastating impact of forced marriage
30 October: Right to Choose, Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)

Child to Parent Violence and Abuse Mapping Pilot Project
30 October: Online map launched showing specialist provision for families experiencing violence and abuse from their children around the UK.

Resource: Change that Lasts: Transforming responses to domestic abuse
30 October: Women's Aid

Child arrangements and domestic violence: a handbook for women
30 October: Rights of Women

Outstanding Impact Lloyds Bank Foundation awarded to Working Chance
30 October: Charity based in Islington supporting women with criminal convictions into sustainable, quality employment.

Guidance: FGM: mandatory reporting in healthcare
30 October: Resources explaining healthcare professionals' duty to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in girls under 18.


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