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2013 Report on Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the U.S.

Bisexual Survivors

The 2013 report found that bisexual survivors were 1.6 times more likely to experience sexual violence, 2.2 times more likely to experience physical violence, and 2.6 times more likely to be injured as a result of IPV. NCAVP’s 2013 data reinforces the findings of the National Intimate Partner Violence Survey (NISVS), a prevalence study on intimate partner violence in LGB communities published by the Center for Disease Control in 2010. The NISVS report reveals that 61% of bisexual women and 37% of bisexual men experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking in their lifetimes within IPV.

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Following the last session at the Safe as Houses conference, we gathered together recommendations from delegates to put forward to local and national MP’s in the run up to national election in May 2015. These are summarised below. If you have further comments and suggestions, please email me or add to the comments section below or go to Linkedin LGBTDAF group to join the discussion.

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Strengthening the law on domestic abuse: Our consultation response

Stonewall Housing strongly supports a change in the law to make coercive control a criminal offence. Stonewall Housing are a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans*(LGBT) housing advice, support and advocacy service and deliver services that include a specialist domestic abuse advocacy service and a second tier LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum, supporting all organisations that deliver [...]

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Strengthening the law on domestic abuse: a consultation

The government is   seeks views on whether the current law on domestic abuse needs to be strengthened to offer better protection to victims. It is specifically focused on whether we should create a specific offence that captures patterns of coercive and controlling behaviour in intimate relationships, in-line with the government’s non-statutory definition of domestic [...]

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