Women’s Aid Responses

Women's Aid responds to the Government's new plans for Early Release Schemes for Prisoners

Women’s Aid responds to the Government’s new plans for Early Release Schemes for Prisoners

Women’s Aid responds to the Government’s new plans for Early Release Schemes for Prisoners   Farah Nazeer, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: “Whilst we know that overcrowding in prisons is a real and serious issue, and that today’s announcement is underpinned by the new Labour government’s ambition to repair our broken criminal justice system, […]

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Women's Aid responds to new Femicide Census report

Women’s Aid responds to new Femicide Census report

Women’s Aid responds to new Femicide Census report   Sophie Francis-Cansfield, Head of External Affairs at Women’s Aid, comments: The latest Femicide Census report shows that at least 147 women were killed by 144 men in 2021. This is a staggering number, but sadly not unexpected within our current society, where women’s inequality, sexism and

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Women’s Aid responds to quarterly CPS data on domestic abuse prosecutions

Women’s Aid responds to quarterly CPS data on domestic abuse prosecutions   Yesterday, the Crown Prosecution Service released its quarterly report of domestic abuse prosecution rates. The data shows that despite a slight increase in the number of referrals from the police, charging rates have decreased to 78.4% in Q3 23/24. Similarly, completed prosecutions reduced

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Women’s Aid responds to Victims’ Commissioner’s report on victim advocates

Women’s Aid responds to Victims’ Commissioner’s report on victim advocates Farah Nazeer, chief executive of Women’s Aid, comments: “We are pleased to see the new report from the Victims’ Commissioner, looking at the vital role played by victim advocates when it comes to supporting survivors going through the justice system.   “It is however, heartbreaking

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Women’s Aid responds to Gary Goldsmith becoming a Celebrity Big Brother contestant

Women’s Aid responds to Gary Goldsmith becoming a Celebrity Big Brother contestant Women’s Aid spokeswoman comments: “The decision to include a man who has been charged, and pleaded guilty to, assaulting his wife, in the Celebrity Big Brother house demonstrates the lack of awareness that the production team has when it comes to survivors of

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Women’s Aid responds to Domestic Abuse Commissioner raising concerns about councils funding crisis

Women’s Aid responds to Domestic Abuse Commissioner raising concerns about councils funding crisis Farah Nazeer, chief executive of Women’s Aid, comments:   “Women’s Aid’s expertise on the national network of domestic abuse provision has continued to demonstrate the funding crisis that specialist women’s domestic abuse services have been facing. For over a decade this has resulted

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Women’s Aid responds to the Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation National Expert Steering Group Annual Progress Report

Women’s Aid responds to the Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation National Expert Steering Group Annual Progress Report   Lucy Hadley, head of policy at Women’s Aid, comments:     “We welcome the publication of the second progress report on the delivery of statutory duty for local authorities to fund support in safe accommodation for survivors of domestic

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Women’s Aid responds to Ministry of Justice decision to introduce legislation making ‘rough sex’ an aggravating factor if it results in death

Women’s Aid responds to Ministry of Justice decision to introduce legislation making ‘rough sex’ an aggravating factor if it results in death   Sophie Francis-Cansfield, head of external affairs at Women’s Aid, comments:   “Today’s announcement by the Ministry of Justice is an important step in recognising the devastating nature of deaths caused by ‘rough

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Women’s Aid responds to Ministry of Justice reversal of plans on making mediation in family courts compulsory

Women’s Aid responds to Ministry of Justice reversal of plans on making mediation in family courts compulsory   Lucy Hadley, head of policy at Women’s Aid, comments: “Women’s Aid had warned that proposals to make mediation mandatory in family courts would put the safety of survivors of domestic abuse at risk so a reversal of

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