Women's Safety

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Violence against women: people responsible for public sexual harassment will be charged under new guidance

People responsible for street harassment can now be charged under new guidelines – but will it help?

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Amy Beecham
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    Dating

    Why ordering an ‘angel shot’ could help you if you feel unsafe on a date

  • Women’s charity Solace have issued an important reminder that domestic violence doesn’t take a summer holiday
    Women

    Women’s charity Solace issue important reminder that domestic violence doesn’t take a summer holiday

  • Refuge has launched a digital break-up tool to help women protect themselves from tech abuse
    Women

    The one crucial thing you’re probably forgetting to do after a break-up

Latest Stories

Inside the self defence world booming on tiktok
Life

Inside the murky self-defence industry booming on TikTok

Glamorising self-defence kits makes them seem desirable, rather than emblematic of government failures.

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Amelia Tait
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Zara Aleena vigil: hundreds gather for silent walk in memory of the murdered 35-year-old
News

Hundreds gather for peaceful vigil in memory of murdered Zara Aleena

Attendees wore white and carried her picture.

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Amy Beecham
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Facebook has finally removed thousands of illegal upskirting photos – but why did it take so long?
News

Facebook has finally removed thousands of illegal upskirting photos – but why did it take so long?

A BBC investigation found users openly sharing illegal material, which the platform had said didn’t go against specific community standards.

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Amy Beecham
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Flowers at Clapham Bandstand for Sarah Everard
News

The Met Police have charged 6 people for attending a vigil for Sarah Everard

Police now claim in witness statements that the vigil turned into an 'anti-police' protest.

Posted by
Katy Harrington
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Amy Beecham
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“I was sexually assaulted on a Tinder date – this is what happened when I tried to report it”

Dating’s Dangerous Secrets airs on BBC Three tonight.

An important new government proposal will now make it easier for domestic violence survivors to move away from their abusers
News

Domestic violence survivors will now receive more support to safely leave their abusers

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has announced the plans and increased funding.

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Amy Beecham
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A woman on her phone at night
Women

Enough of the apps already: why we can’t rely on technology to ‘fix’ male violence against women

“Male violence is a social issue and we need a societal approach.”

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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A protester holds up their homemade sign that says, "Say Her Name"
News

Lauren Smith-Fields died after a Bumble date, here’s what we know so far

The 23-year-old Black college student died on December 12 after being found unresponsive in her apartment.

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Leah Sinclair
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The UK’s justice system is still failing to convict male violence against women, according to new data
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The UK’s justice system is still failing women – and sexual violence conviction figures prove it

The End Violence Against Women Coalition called it “broken” and “stagnant”.

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Amy Beecham
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Ashling Murphy: a man has been charged with the murder of the 23-year-old primary school teacher
News

A man has been charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy

The primary school teacher was killed while out jogging in Tullamore, Ireland, on 12 January.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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News

A petition calling for more help for stalking victims is now headed to parliament

Here’s how to sign and show your support.

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Lauren Geall
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Lauren Geall
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The big problem with how Ashling Murphy’s murder is being framed on social media

“It doesn’t matter what she was doing.”

A woman on her phone on the street at night
News

“Insulting”: campaigners say the Home Office backing a new app won’t keep women safe on the streets

“Women and girls, and the steps that we take to stay safe every day, are not the problem.”

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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News

The Met police is facing backlash for its bizarre new ‘women’s safety’ initiative

“This is a step-by-step tutorial of how to do the absolute most while actually doing the absolute least to protect women.”

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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