Service Provision

A Domestic Violence And Abuse Act: Necessary Step Or Unwelcome Distraction?

Dr Charlotte Bishop | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Charlotte Bishop

Having new legislation on the statute books will do nothing to improve the plight of the 1.4 million women and 750,000 children affected by domestic violence each year, unless it goes hand-in-hand with a government commitment to sufficient and permanent funding, not just for refuges but for police and all the services needed to support and protect those affected. Otherwise, this will just be another time where new legislation is introduced without addressing any of the other difficulties surrounding its enforcement.

Government Cuts to the Women's Sector are Tantamount to State Discrimination

Natalie Gyte | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Natalie Gyte

Our system is broken; the power, the political capital, and the money resides at the top of a hierarchy. Meanwhile those in most need are further disempowered and pushed to the fringes of our society. Without funding the women's sector simply cannot provide lifesaving services to women in desperate need.