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Charities dedicated to helping abuse survivors and victims of rape are to be given funding from the Scottish Government on a three-year basis in future. Equalities Secretary Angela Constance announced the move, which she said would provide "greater clarity and reassurance" for organisations working in the area. From July 2017,…
Campaigners have protested outside the UK premiere of film Fifty Shades Darker, saying the movie "glamorises and normalises" abuse. The group, representing the 50 Shades Is Domestic Abuse Campaign, held banners near the red carpet outside the Odeon Leicester Square in central London. Starring Jamie Dornan as Seattle billionaire Christian…
Belfast Trust is supporting free workshops for Voluntary & Community Groups to increase awareness about the nature and dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and abuse during February and March. These workshops aims to provide staff and volunteers with a basic awareness of domestic and sexual violence and supportive action…
A women's refuge charity is warning more children will end up in care and more domestic abuse victims will be murdered if proposed council cuts go ahead. Hundreds have been protesting against Birmingham City Council savings which have been tabled in a bid to try and balance the budget of…
A new film has been launched to help health workers, hairdressers, firefighters and vets spot the signs of domestic abuse. The Harder video aims to raise awareness among professionals about identifying domestic abuse and providing advice during appointments such as a haircut or dental check-up. More than 2,300 workers have…
The trauma suffered by Ealing vicarage rape victim Jill Saward along with her heartfelt campaign against sexual violence must have had a terrible impact, her boyfriend at the time has said. David Kerr says he is "distraught over Jill's death so young". The 51-year-old died after suffering a stroke earlier…
Charges for people to use child maintenance services have been dubbed "cruel and callous" after it emerged they had earned the Government more than £11 million. SNP MP Angela Crawley also called the charges unfair in the wake of the figures, which include little more than £100,000 from extra enforcement…
More than £2 million is to be shared between projects which are trying to help children who may face domestic violence, female genital mutilation and radicalisation. The Department of Education said its 2016-2018 grant would be split between nine grassroots projects aimed at tackling the abuse of vulnerable youngsters. Education…
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