Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

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“Why a gendered approach to supporting women experiencing homelessness is essential”

Homelessness, like domestic and sexualised violence and abuse, is a deeply gendered phenomenon requiring specialist provision from services who understand and support an intersectional approach to ending homelessness, as the article below demonstrates: Women with children in refuge accommodation, living in homeless shelters, sofa-surfing, exchanging sex for a bed or sleeping rough on the streets. more »

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Tax credit ‘rape clause’ legislation – our stance

Ignoring the very salient facts that austerity cuts, such as the limit on tax credits, will disproportionately impact women and children forcing them into poverty, and the fact that reproductive coercion is a tool used by male perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse, demanding women disclose their experiences of rape to a bureaucrat who has more »

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Sanctioned Jobseekers With Mental Health Problems Are Not ‘Vulnerable’, Says DWP

Welfare Weekly has waived their copyright over the following post. We have republished on our website as many of the mental illnesses which preclude a definition of vulnerability include depression, agoraphobic, anxiety, and panic attacks. These are all common consequences of living with domestic and sexual violence and abuse. This is a disgraceful policy from more »

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