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The long-awaited Domestic Abuse Bill contains some good measures – but there is still a way to go to ensure proper protection for victims, writes Jess Phillips MP
Ministers will hand more than £16m of new money to councils in a bid to end the "postcode lottery" in support provided to survivors of domestic abuse.
Chief Executive of the EHRC, Rebecca Hilsenrath, says changes to voting procedures need to be thought through carefully.
In an emotional Commons speech, Labour MP Rosie Duffield said she had suffered "constant hurt" during her coercive relationship.
Writing exclusively for Politicshome on the appointment of the UK’s first Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Minister Victoria Atkins says she has been moved to hear of survivors’ resilience and strength.
Boris Johnson has called for a major overhaul of the criminal justice system, as he blasted the "outrageous" mismatch between the support given to victims and perpetrators.
Ministers will reintroduce a bill aimed at tackling the “horrific crime” of domestic abuse next month, Boris Johnson has confirmed.
For three years victims, campaigners and parliamentarians have worked to create a Domestic Abuse Bill that will save lives. But the legislative vehicle has once again failed some of the country’s most vulnerable people, writes Jess Phillips
Theresa May has promised to tackle the "vile crimes" of domestic abuse in one of her final acts as Prime Minister.
Theresa May is said to be planning on using her final days in office to make sure new domestic abuse legislation is passed.
A study out today by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the University of Birmingham has found that women experiencing domestic abuse are three times more likely to develop a mental health problem. The study shows that the likelihood is much higher than previously understood and is the first of its kind, looking at women’s experiences over time from the point at which they have an experience of abuse.
Refuges are just one part of the rebuilding process for people who have experienced domestic abuse. Safe homes for the longer-term must also form part of the picture, writes Neil Coyle
Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse MP is calling on the Government to stop letting down domestic abuse survivors and to bring back the Domestic Abuse Bill, so it can be promptly passed into law.