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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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Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Women’s Support Group

A monthly Wednesday evening support group from 6-7.30pm run by North London Rape Crisis in Islington was launched in February 2015. The aim of the group is breaking isolation, providing information and ways to manage the impact of abuse, growth and the empowerment of women. This is achieved through offering a safe space to meet, [...]

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