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.
This week, the government has released its Tackling Violence against Women and Girls Strategy, after a Call for Evidence which received over 180,000 responses, earlier on in the year. The document outlines how the government intends to prioritise prevention, support survivors, pursue perpetrators and create a robust system.
The Haven Wolverhampton are delighted to have received an incredibly generous donation from their charity partner OSB Group. The partnership was formed in December 2020 when The Haven Wolverhampton was selected as one of their local charities for the year.
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.
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021, which became law in April, marks significant steps forward to providing further protections to the millions of people who are subjected to Domestic Abuse. During 2019 to 2020 2.3m people in England and Wales were affected by Domestic...
Eight years after signing The Istanbul Convention, the UK is yet to ratify it. However, the 2020 Domestic Abuse Bill which has been signed into law, takes us a step closer towards adhering to some of the standards that the convention outlined but there is still a lot of work to do.
Last year was a year like no other for so many of us. We found ourselves confined to our homes and with very little social interaction with our friends, family and colleagues (except for the dreaded zoom calls of course). Physical exercise was limited to an hour per day and so many of us were in dire need of something other than the pandemic to focus on. Thus, the 104 challenge was born.
The Haven Wolverhampton has launched its brand new ‘Purple Pledge Campaign’, an ongoing effort to help businesses in the Black Country become zero tolerance workplaces and ensure they have the right tools in place to support employees who may be subjected to domestic abuse.
As seen on businessdesk.com. A grant from the Barclays £100m Covid-19 Community Aid Package means that survivors of domestic abuse in Wolverhampton will have a safe place to sleep and support to rebuild their lives following the trauma of abuse.