Violence against women and girls

Violence Against Women and Girls report: 10th edition

The Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) report for 2016–17 is the tenth edition published by the CPS. It is an analysis of the key prosecution issues in each VAWG strand – domestic abuse (DA), stalking, harassment, rape, sexual offences, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour-based’ violence, female genital mutilation, child abuse, human trafficking for sexual exploitation, prostitution and pornography. 

The concept and measurement of violence against women and men

This publication builds on Professor Walby's work to identify the true levels of violence against women and girls. The extent of violence against women is currently hidden. How should violence be measured? How should research and new ways of thinking about violence improve its measurement? Could improved measurement change policy? The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics. It offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms.

Violence against Women and Girls: Supporting local commissioning

Guidance for commissioners and services in England on how to prevent and address the effects of violence against women and girls.

The toolkit is split into 4 sections:

  • analyse (how to understand the needs of users and identify gaps in existing services, plus opportunities for joint commissioning)
  • plan (how to develop a strategy and design a service specification)
  • do (market development and the tender process)
  • review (how to evaluate the impact of services)

Towards a contextual response to peer-on-peer abuse: Research and resources from MsUnderstood local site work 2013 -2016

This report chronicles the findings and resources generated by The MsUnderstood Partnerhsip over the past three years, with specific reference to the tools and knowledge created alongside professionals through local site work.

Online abuse of feminists as an emerging form of violence against women and girls

Abuse directed at visible and audible women demonstrates that cyberspace, once heralded as a new, democratic, public sphere, suffers similar gender inequalities as the offline world. This paper reports findings from a national UK study about experiences of online abuse among women who debate feminist politics. It argues that online abuse is most usefully conceived as a form of abuse or violence against women and girls, rather than as a form of communication.

Joining the Dots – the combined burden of violence, abuse and poverty in the lives of women

One in seven of all women in poverty (14%), which is one million women, have faced the most extensive violence and abuse. This is more than twice the rate for women not in poverty (6%), according to a report released today by Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk.

Agenda’s report, joining the dots, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, is the first to combine data on women’s experiences of poverty, mental health, life circumstances, and abuse and violence, to paint a picture of how different forms of inequality combine in the lives of women in poverty in England.


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