The reports, toolkits and resources in this section are intended to support frontline VAWG service providers. They include data, good practice guides and policy papers published by a range of organisations in the ending violence against women and girls sector.
This bulletin by the Office for National Statistics considers how domestic abuse is dealt with at the local level within England and Wales using annual data from the Crime Survey, police recorded crime and a number of different organisations.
The Crime Survey for England and Wales asks people aged 16 and over living in households in England and Wales about their experiences of crime in the last 12 months. These experiences are used to estimate levels of crime in England and Wales. The Crime Survey is published annually by the Office for National Statistics.
This Femicide Census reports on femicides in the UK in 2017 and previous years, beginning in 2009.
This report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the NatCen Social Research centre looks at the aims and effectiveness of the Public Sector Equality Duty established under the Equality Act 2010.
This report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission assesses the status of equality and human rights in Great Britain in 2018. Section 6.4 specifically looks at violence and abuse, including hate crimes, homicide, and sexual and domestic abuse. Section 7.3 considers access to services.
This report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission assesses progress on women’s rights in areas including gender-based violence, harassment and abuse, access to civil justice, and participation in public and civic life.
This document contains the findings from the monitoring of the impact of legal aid regulations on the ability of women affected by domestic violence to access family law legal aid. Findings demonstrate that around 40% of women are being denied access to legal advice and representation to engage in family law proceedings.
This toolkit is designed for professionals within the UK NGO sector working on VAW issues. It is designed to support professionals to adopt a rights-based approach to their work, to engage in human rights mechanisms and to influence policy and legislative reform.
This report considers the evidence on cuts in budgets and services to prevent violence against women and girls. It found that the substantial reductions in national budgets are leading to cuts in vital local services, including a reduction in access to refuge places, a reduction in numbers of Independent Domestic Violence Advisers and a reduction in the available support to BME women victims of violence.
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 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 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 briefing paper looks at the nature and importance of specialist organisations which are led by Black and ‘minority ethnic’ 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 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 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 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.
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