The resources in this section include research, toolkits and policy papers on violence against women and girls with a particular focus on combating discrimination and violence against Black, Asian, Minoritised and Migrant women and girls.
This briefing note sets out key recommendations for establishing safe reporting mechanisms for Migrant women to ensure equal access to safety, care and justice for all women.
This report contains an analysis of the funding situation and trends affecting specialised services for BME women survivors of violence in the UK, and details the current situation of the BME ending VAW sector.
This good practice briefing paper includes suggestions on working intersectionally and how to improve policy and practice in responding to violence against women and girls.
This briefing paper looks at the nature and importance of specialist organisations which are led by BME women.
This document sets out jointly developed standards to support commissioners of VAWG services.
The authors of this report worked with a number of ending VAWG service providers, including the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) to document the experiences of violence by women members of the Brazilian community in London.
This report looks at the situation of the specialist BME ending violence against women sector, as well as documenting the challenges faced for service delivery of front-line support.
This report documents the experiences of organisations in the BME ending violence against women sector and sets out the reasons why specialist services are important.
This report documents the findings of research carried out by Imkaan and Rights of Women on local and regional responses to forced marriage. It is a follow-up to previous research detailed in the 2014 report This is Not My Destiny.
This study examines and documents the extent to which BME women and girls are disclosing sexual violence and accessing support services, and gathers evidence on emerging barriers and gaps to accessing support.
This report sets out the findings of a joint project by Imkaan and Rights of Women, documenting the legal responses to forced marriage and exploring women’s experiences of agency interventions.
Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) were established on a statutory basis under Section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004, although they were not implemented until 2011. Community Safety Partnerships are responsible for commissioning DHRs, which include representatives of agencies including the police, the probation service, local authorities and NHS trusts. DHRs are not intended to investigate the homicides they review, nor are they responsible for apportioning blame or liability – this remains the responsibility of the police. DHRs are intended to examine the circumstances of the homicide and to establish what lessons can be learned for agencies and organisations who work to safeguard victims and to prevent domestic homicide by improving responses by all relevant agencies.
This Home Office document sets out the statutory guidance under s.9(3) of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004, and defines the purpose of DHRs to identify lessons learned and use these lessons to inform policy and procedural development, to contribute to a better understanding of domestic violence, and to highlight good practice.
This Home Office document analyses over 400 DHRs in order to identify trends and promote learning. Key findings include the fact that the majority of female victims of domestic homicides were killed by a partner or ex-partner, and that 87% of principal suspects in domestic homicides were male.
Commissioned by the charity, Standing Together Against Domestic Violence, this report analyses 32 DHRs in depth in order to identify and explore the emerging themes.