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It was simultaneously heartening and dispiriting to see the release of a survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on the prevalence of violence against women in Europe. Dispiriting because the results shine a light on the continued widespread experience of violence against women that exists, with…
Women and girls in asylum-seeker, refugee and migrant communities continue to face levels of domestic violence which are likely to be comparable to, if not greater than, those affecting Welsh women. That is a finding in a report by the Wales Migration Partnership (WMP) and Cardiff University investigating violence against…
A zero tolerance campaign has been launched by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, aimed at cutting knife crime. Offenders caught with a knife in a public place will be prosecuted on indictment before a sheriff and jury, resulting in a potential increase from a maximum prison sentence of…
The report presents the first global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women: violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence). It shows, for the first time, global and regional…
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