Safety

Safety, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

Needle spiking: what it’s like to be spiked by injection while on a night out

“I was spiked by injection on a night out - this is what I want people to know”

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Amy Beecham
  • Needle attacks: women are staging boycotts and demanding action after increase in “physical spiking” on nights out
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    Women are “too scared” to go on nights out following increase in drink spiking

  • Female ex-police officers are whistleblowing on male violence against women within the force
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    “Sexist and sick”: female ex-police officers are exposing the behaviour of male colleagues

  • that guy police scotland campaign
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    “Don’t be that guy”: why we need more violence against women campaigns like this one

Latest Stories

A woman walking at night
News

Why women say the government’s proposed £50m 888 service is a big waste of money

“When will we have a solution that focuses on the *male* part in male violence?”

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Lauren Geall
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A police car with the sirens lit up on top
News

“Can a lone officer stop me on the street?” Your rights when dealing with the police, explained

We put some of the most commonly asked questions to a legal expert.

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Lauren Geall
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Sabina Nessa's body was found buried beneath a pile of leaves by a member of the public on Saturday
News

Here are the latest developments in the Sabina Nessa murder case

The court heard how Koci Selamaj, 36, murdered Nessa in a ‘premeditated and predatory’ stranger attack.

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Amy Beecham
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Doxing: how to stop your personal photos and details from being shared without your consent
News

More women are being doxed online – here’s how to stop it happening to you

It involves the sharing of intimate photos and personal details without consent.

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Amy Beecham
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Hollie Richardson
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Intimidated, violated and humiliated: the reality of women’s cyberflashing stories

And why people are calling for it to be criminalised.

Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman
News

“I refuse to give him that power”: Bibaa Henry & Nicole Smallman’s mother responds to murder verdict

She spoke about forgiveness in an emotional interview.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Policing Bill: an amendment to criminalise the act of kerb crawling has been blocked by MPs
News

“My heart was pounding”: women share their experiences of kerb crawling as MPs block ban

The Policing Bill going through Parliament could have criminalised the “absolutely frightening” act of kerb crawling

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Robyn Vinter
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Illustration of woman holding phone
News

The secret apps that hack your texts, calls and photos without your permission

One in 10 people who have been in a romantic relationship admitted to using stalkerware or creepware to keep tabs on a partner.

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Amy Beecham
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Woman campaigning against violence
Politics

The domestic abuse bill has finally passed – but what does that actually mean for women?

Campaigners have responded to the new act.

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Hollie Richardson
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Flowers at Clapham Bandstand for Sarah Everard
Politics

Reclaim These Streets in pictures: powerful images from the candlelit vigil

Crowds gathered at Clapham Common last night to pay their respects to Sarah Everard and all women lost to violence.

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Lauren Geall
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Women coming together for other missing women
Life

“Tonight’s nationwide doorstep vigil is for Sarah Everard and all women lost to violence”

The many women who feel unsafe on our streets are making a stand this weekend.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hannah-Rose Yee
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The internet is obsessed with Naomi Campbell’s coronavirus travel preparations

“Safety first.”

Woman jogging alone on a road
Life

This viral thread explains the rise in female runners carrying weapons

A Twitter debate on women’s running safety has revealed just how dangerous it can be for women who run solo.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Bella Thorn revenge porn
Life

Bella Thorne has shared nude photos to “take power back” from her revenge porn hacker

They have sparked a huge conversation about cyber-attacks, revenge porn and blackmail.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Uber silence: Sophia Loren takes a quiet cab
Life

Uber now has a ‘silence’ option

But is this really a good thing?

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Hollie Richardson
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A man driving a taxi at night
Life

Woman shares details of "creepy" taxi ride that left her fearing for her life

This is exactly why we need better regulation of drivers

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Girl on her phone staring into the distance
Life

This woman’s Citymapper experience is frightening, but all too relatable

“I really love your app but you need a safe mode for late night travel.”

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Life

Finally, men are being given tips on how to make women feel safe in public

A new campaign is a refreshing change from all the times women have been told to modify their behaviour for their own safety

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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