Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse


Whatever she says, Theresa May has failed victims of domestic violence – Sarah Champion

On Wednesday at PMQs Theresa May claimed that this government has a “very good record on domestic violence”. I’m not certain what record she is referring to, but it’s not one that I recognise. In the United Kingdom, on average, two women are killed by their current partner or a former partner every week. Children lose their mother, more »

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Housing benefit cap may force 67% of women’s refuges to close by Damien Gayle

Two-thirds of women’s refuges in England are facing closure due to a change in the way housing benefit is paid to supported and sheltered housing, according to the national domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid. Government plans to cap housing benefit in the social sector at the same levels paid to private landlords risks destroying the finances of the refuges, which more »

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Housing associations should fight harder to end the abuse of women by Aisha Sharif

When I worked for Women’s Aid I met a mother who had escaped war in Sudan. She’d seen people killed and she had been raped. She came to the UK for safety – only to be forced to flee her home with her two children when her husband became abusive. The housing association said they more »

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