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safe-33Safe Issue 33 - Spring 2010
Highlights include...

Forced Marriage Legislation and Policy in the UK: Taking Stock
Following the introduction of Forced Marriage Protection Orders in November 2008, Dr Aisha Gill and Dr Sundari Anitha evaluate the efficacy of the legal changes so far, and the work that still needs to be done.

The Undeclared War: Women and Girls Speak Out
In 2009, when the government launched the consultation for the Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, the Women’s National Commission set out to ensure that the voices of women from a wide range of backgrounds were heard. Here Sophie Howes explains how they did this, and the conclusions that were drawn.

Special report: women, politics and the General Election 2010
The general election is very close. But what are the main political parties doing to secure women’s votes? Do they have policies that address women’s inequality and would voting for a particular party make a difference to issues affecting women or the provision of domestic and sexual violence services after the election? Deborah McIlveen reports.

Standing-up Against Violence Against Women
Comedy has always been a powerful tool in influencing our societal values. Eleri Butler looks at the work of pioneering comedy brands such as Funny Women, and their role in helping to end violence against women.

Visibility, Responsibility and Identity in Domestic Murder-Suicide
The media has an enormous influence on the attitudes towards violence against women in society. Here, Jo Neale and Marcia Worrell provide a fascinating analysis of the coverage of murder-suicides, in particular a case from 2001 which still rings true in the cases being reported today.

Plus all the latest news, research, book reviews and events.



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