Karen Ingala Smith

Femicide Census: Why We're Counting Dead Women

Polly Neate | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Polly Neate

The systems in place to protect women from male violence are not working. The Femicide Census, launched today, makes that clear... We hope the census will be a wake up call to our imminent new government, of whatever colour, to ensure that one agency locally is held accountable for understanding and meeting the needs of women experiencing and escaping domestic violence, to preserve the national network of life-saving women's refuges, and above all to make solving this crisis one of the most urgent social policy priorities.

The National Diversity Awards 2014: A Triumph For All That Is Good

Mike Walsh | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK
Mike Walsh

The energy in the room was an intrinsically positive one, with each nominee being extremely supportive of each other. The evening, hosted by Brian Dowling of Big Brother fame and Cerrie Burnell who is a keen supporter of several charities, was kicked off by founder of the NDA's Paul Sesay.

Jessica Elgot

Charlize Theron Just Compared Media Intrusion To Rape. This Might Not End Well

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

Women's rights campaigners have hit out at Charlize Theron after she compared the media coverage of her private life to being raped. The 'Million W...

Counting Dead Women

Karen Ingala Smith | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ingala Smith

Women are a community and our community is not safe. Our community is being killed by men - and whether we're killed by our partners or ex-partners, our sons, our muggers, our rapists; whether we're 22 or 82, whatever our race or religion or lack of religion, whether we're prostituted women, brain surgeons or shop assistants, none of us should count more than any other.

Naming the Perpetrators: Male Violence Against Women and Children

Louise Pennington | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Louise Pennington

Let's stop pretending that fatal male violence against women are isolated events; or that fatal male violence is somehow distinct from non-fatal male violence. If we truly want to eliminate male violence against women and children, then we need to start contextualising male violence within a culture that classes women as sub-human.

Dina Rickman

EXCLUSIVE: Councils Slashing Domestic Violence And Rape Crisis Budgets

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK

Services aimed at helping vulnerable women, including refuges and rape crisis centres, are facing "disastrous" million-pound cuts as local authorities...