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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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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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Finding Safe Spaces: Accommodation, Appropriateness and LGBT Rough Sleepers

Launched during LGBT History month at Toynbee Hall, itself a historical catalyst and home of social change and reform, a new report by Stonewall Housing ‘Finding Safe Spaces: Understanding the experiences of lesbian, gay bisexual and trans* (LGBT*) rough sleepers’ focuses on the events and journeys of LGBT* homeless and rough sleepers.  Click to download [...]

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Investigating Trans People’s Vulnerabilities to Intimate Partner …: ingentaconnect

Traditionally recognized as “violence against women,” the research literature on intimate partner violence/abuse (IPV/A; also known asdomestic violence) continually neglects to incorporate subculture populations that do not fit societal understanding of typical victim/offender roles. More than 4 decades of research has expanded our knowledge of IPV/A in Western and developing countries across race, ethnicity, religion, [...]

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