Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

April, 2017

Scrap the “rape clause” and the “family cap” on social security payments.

We have signed the petition demanding that the government repeal all “family cap” measures in the Welfare Reform and Work Act – including the so-called rape clause (text below). We believe that all the “austerity” measures implemented by the current government (and the former coalition government with the Liberal Democrats) are inherently misogynistic, classist, racist more »

The “rape clause” – responses from women’s service providers

5 things you need to know about the ‘family cap’ and ‘rape clause’ via Engender In order to understand the so-called ‘rape clause’, first you need to know about the ‘family cap’. This is part of UK Government changes to social security (known as ‘welfare reform’) that limits child benefit and child tax credits to more »

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