Violence against women and girls

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Fund the services that support rape victims | Letter
Letter: The help of independent sexual violence advisers can stop many victims from withdrawing from the justice system, but they need to be properly resourced, says Sally Plumb

01, Jun, 2023 @3:24 PM

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Outrage in India after teenage girl killed in Delhi street
Body of teenager lay untouched until police informant passed by, raising fresh concerns about women’s safety

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

31, May, 2023 @9:44 AM

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Nearly 70% of rape victims drop out of investigations in England and Wales
Exclusive: MoJ statistics unearthed by Labour as party presses Rishi Sunak to improve conviction rates

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

30, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Boys ‘mustn’t be afraid of female-led books’, says author Joanne Harris
Teaching must change to prevent violence against women, she said at Hay festival, also speaking on narratives of menopause

Lucy Knight

29, May, 2023 @6:40 PM

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‘She gave me hope’: domestic abuse survivors praise Tina Turner’s bravery
Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown says singer speaking out about violence had given her courage to act

Alexandra Topping

25, May, 2023 @1:51 PM

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True crime can be an unedifying business, so why am I drawn to writing about it? | Francisco Garcia
When I started reporting on an infamous serial killer, I had to navigate my way through the genre’s ethical minefields, says author Francisco Garcia

Francisco Garcia

23, May, 2023 @11:14 AM

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Police assessment places violence against women and girls on same footing as terrorism
First official document on VAWG in England and Wales is similar to those used for threats such as serious organised crime, say chiefs

Kevin Rawlinson

18, May, 2023 @5:49 PM

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Woman in Cornwall died four months after reporting rape, inquest hears
Coroner raises concerns over police and mental health services’ response to case of Tamsin Dolamore

Steven Morris

12, May, 2023 @4:45 PM

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Police recruits with links to domestic abuse and sex offenders ‘still being appointed’
England and Wales watchdog says vetting processes inadequate in 13 cases over two-month period, despite overhaul

Alexandra Topping

11, May, 2023 @1:27 PM

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Women should help design UK parks to tackle safety fears, says study
West Yorkshire research shows women and girls affected ‘on daily basis by misogyny and harassment’

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

09, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Abusers are using a sinister new route to silence their accusers. This is how we fought back – and won | Tamsin Allen
My client Nina Cresswell was sued for libel by the man who sexually assaulted her. She was vindicated – but I’m seeing a disturbing rise in these cases, says lawyer Tamsin Allen

Tamsin Allen

09, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘A matter of life and death’: abusers who strangle partners getting off lightly, say campaigners
Offenders convicted under new law in England and Wales spared jail, analysis carried out by the Observer shows

Shanti Das

06, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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