Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

In the News

In the news: women in prison, criminalising rape victims, Kevin Spacey, and Jo Brand

Short prison sentences punish children too, by Lucy Baldwin & Rona Espstein In our recent study, Short but Not Sweet, we highlighted, not only the harm caused to mothers by their short, and very short custodial sentences; but additionally, the significant impact on their children. The 17 mothers in the study had between them, no less more »

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Remembering Jill Saward

Last week, activist and campaigner Jill Saward died. Saward, who was raped by multiple perpetrators in 1986, was the first British woman to waive anonymity in order to campaign for better support and treatment of victims of sexualised violence, media accountability, and better training for juries. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at more »

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In the New 28.5 -4.6

A Woman’s Story: My Personal Experience of Going Through the Policing and Judicial System After Being Raped by anonymous. The purpose of this case study is to present the reader with an insight into and understanding of a journey, outwith my control, which began on the night I was raped. Please always keep at the front more »

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