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National Day of Remembrance for victims of “honour” killings

14th July 2015 there will be a National Day of remembrance, to honour victims who have lost their lives to ‘Honour’ Crimes. The day will be on 14th July every year and marks the birthday of Shafilea Ahmed who sadly lost her life in 2003 aged 17. After suffering years of honour-based violence, including an attempted forced marriage, [...]

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Job Vacancy at Brighton Rise

PROJECT WORKER – GB&T (Gay, Bisexual & Trans* Men) 1 year Fixed-term Contract scp 26 – 28 (£22,937– £24,472) 37 hours per week Quote ref PWG 05/15/04 We are looking for a Project Worker to join our National award winning charity.  They will be working in the newly created Gay and Bisexual Men and Trans* [...]

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HMIC are reviewing police responses to Domestic Abuse

HMIC (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary) is seeking practitioners involved in supporting victims of domestic abuse to complete an on-line survey about their experiences of the service provided by police over the previous 12 months.  It is really important that the experiences of LGBT survivors are reflected in this survey and  should take no longer [...]

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Domestic Abuse and Disability- An LGBT Perspective

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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