Next government urged to make ‘systemic’ changes to tackle violence against women

‘BME and migrant survivors are frequently forced to choose between remaining in a violent situation, or accessing a public service which might trigger immigration enforcement action,’ says campaigner. Written by Maya Oppenheim, The Independent Lead organisations supporting black and minority ethnic survivors of domestic abuse have urged Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to take the chance…

Beijing +25 Review: Civil society and youth from the Arab States review the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

Over 70 representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) and youth advocates from across the Arab States region met in Amman, Jordan on 26 and 27 November, to conduct a parallel review and discussion on the progress and lessons learned in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, in the lead up to…

The Criminalisation of Marital Rape and Intimate Partner Sexual Violence across the Commonwealth

Sisters For Change is launching a series of reports on behalf of the Equality & Justice Alliance. This report commissioned by Sisters For Change and authored by Marion Bethel analyses the criminalisation of marital rape and intimate partner sexual violence across the Commonwealth. Marital rape and intimate partner sexual violence constitute acts of gender-based violence…

Comparative Legal Review of Anti-Discrimination & Equality Legislation across the Commonwealth

Sisters For Change is launching a series of reports on behalf of the Equality & Justice Alliance. This report commissioned by Sisters For Change and authored by Prof. Aileen McColgan analyses international and regional anti-discrimination and equality standards relating to sex/gender, sexual orientation and gender identity and presents models of good practice of constitutional equality…