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Safe 34Safe Issue 33 - Spring 2010
Highlights include...

The Crown Prosecution Service: steps to improve violence against women prosecutions
In 2008 the Crown Prosecution Service introduced its Violence Against Women Strategy, the first government department to do so. Two years after the launch of the strategy, Jude Watson from the CPS VAW team reports back on the difference this has made to prosecutions and the way the CPS supports victims of domestic and sexual violence, and considers the direction the team will take in the coming year.

Spotlight on Leeway Women's Aid and Specialist domestic violence services: a need to change?
This article has been written following the news in a recent Women's Aid newsletter that yet another area is to lose funding for specialist domestic violence services. Also our usual Spotlight.

Women’s Aid Annual Survey 2009
Dr Jackie Barron has co-ordinated the Women’s Aid Annual Survey for the last five years. In this article she summarises the key data from the 2009 survey. The full report is available on the Member’s Area of the Women’s Aid website. The 2010 survey is currently underway.

Respect Phoneline publishes booklet for male perpetrators of domestic violence
The Respect Phoneline has published a 32 page booklet called ‘Information for men who are concerned about their behaviour towards their partners’, which aims to help abusive men understand the range of behaviours they use, the impact these have on their female (ex-)partner and children and motivate them to seek long-term help.

Licensed to sell: pornography as art
Many of us find pornography abhorrent yet feel obliged to absorb similar material if it is presented as art. This piece by Marai Larasi, Director of Imkaan, reflects on pornography and pornographic art as structures used to disempower women and perpetuate gender inequality.


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



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