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Coming Soon… LGBT Domestic Abuse and Disability

Disability and domestic abuse is a toxic combination with heightened risks and additional barriers to reporting. The new Serious Crimes Act which received royal assent in March 2015, included criminalising coercive control for the first time. Coercive control concerns patterns of behaviour which cause mental and emotional harm rather than physical. These can include threats, intimidation, and [...]

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Stop Online Abuse

Galop are leading a new partnership involving Trans Media Watch, Women’s Resource Centre, Gires, Rights of Women,  All Sorts, and LGBT Consortuim,  funded by the GEO  to stop online abuse. Partners have come together to create a new website which  gives practical advice, gives information on how to access emotional support, and where to go [...]

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National funding to support survivors

A £10 million government fund to help support refuges across the country and boost provision for survivors of domestic abuse and their families was announced on International Women’s Day. The fund was shared between 55 regions in England. Of these 55 regions,  four local councils have pledged to  targeted  LGBT survivors of domestic abuse. The [...]

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Do we need a new way of working- supporting all LGBT* victim/survivors of violence and abuse.

Do we need a new way of working- supporting all LGBT victim/survivors of violence and abuse. LGBT people can experience violence and abuse throughout their lives and from multiple perpetrators. As coordinator for the LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum, I have seen that the Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG sector has been successful at bringing [...]

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