Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Honour Based Violence

What will it take to end honour based violence in the UK? by Hannana Siddiqui

… Contrary to its due diligence obligations under CEDAW  and the Istanbul Convention  (when ratified), the government’s violence against women strategy advocates a ‘whole family’ or ‘troubled families’ approach which loses its primary focus of protecting victims and holding perpetrators to account. It is also woefully inadequate in meeting the challenges of the collective nature of domestic violence/HBV where more »

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The @BBC and the misuse of scare quotes

Punctuation isn’t usually something we comment on. As a general rule, the words used by media are so inappropriate that commenting on their misuse of scare quotes seems unnecessary. Then we saw this tweet:  We can’t quite work out what the BBC was aiming for with scare quotes around the word killer. Wasim Azeem, the brother more »

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@CRASAC : Price of Honour: Exploring the Issues of Sexual Violence within South Asian Communities in Coventry.

We attended CRASAC’s release of their new report: Price of Honour: Exploring the Issues of Sexual Violence within South Asian Communities in Coventry. We highly recommend this research for the information within but also as an example of good self-reflective practice. We have storified our live tweets of the release. Download this post as PDF? more »

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