Did you know that there’s currently no mention of women and girls in the Online Safety Bill, yet women and girls are disproportionately impacted by online hate and harassment? Cyberstalking is a growing concern for young people, According to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) 1,200 cases were reported in the UK in 2019. Read to find out more.
This year National Stalking Awareness Week (NSAW) focuses on young people and invites us to take a stand to support them. Stalking and harassment are serious issues that can have severe and long-lasting effects on young people aged 16-24 in the UK. According to a study conducted by The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, 1 in 5 young people in the UK have experienced stalking or harassment, with 1 in 10 being stalked online. Read to find out more.
Stalking and harassment are serious issues that affect many people in the UK. The impact of stalking and harassment on victims can be severe. According to a study by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, 40% of victims reported experiencing anxiety, while 25% reported depression. In addition, 18% of victims reported having suicidal thoughts because of the stalking or harassment they had been subjected to. Read to find out more.
Did you know that 6 in 10 homeless people living in temporary accommodations are women? In the past decade, the number of homeless women living in temporary accommodation has almost doubled from 40,030 in 2011 to 75,410 today.
We are all still trying to get used to life post lockdown with all its uncertainties, after an unprecedented global pandemic that has affected all of us adversely in various ways. We’ve all coped differently depending on our characters and our social and economic circumstances.
The risks for domestic abuse victims were further heightened due to social isolation and this would have left many in a permanent state of fight or flight. So how can we identify when we are stressed?
This Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, watch this space as we re-introduce you to our services and highlight all the resources that are available to you. If you believe that you or someone you know is at risk of domestic abuse, please call our FREE helpline on 08000 194 400.
Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. This year the official theme from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is Victim’s Voices Lead The Way. The aim is to shine a spotlight on survivors and the importance of listening to and learning from them. Survivors are key to the fight to end abuse and violence against women and girls.
‘Virginity testing’ sometimes referred to as ‘two-finger testing’ is a harmful violation of women and girls, an invasion of privacy, and an erosion of their human rights. Women are still being sent by men to have their virginity checked in the United Kingdom. Doctors (some registered with the NHS) have been carrying out this practice since 2012 when it was first reported, but possibly earlier.
As we approach the weekend and of course the EURO 2020 finals, many are oblivious to the connection between the nation’s favourite sport and Domestic Abuse. Women all over the United Kingdom are anxiously awaiting the results of the game.
As seen on itv.com. A number of charities who deal with domestic abuse and violence have raised concerns about the safety of people living in abusive situations.