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Taking a Forward View on Women and Mental Health: Key Messages for Government
Taking a Forward View on Women and Mental Health: Key Messages for Government
An important report from the Women's Health & Equality Consortium (WHEC), of which RCEW is a member, based on 9 years' research on women's experiences of mental health and seeking help.
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The Global Rape Epidemic
The Global Rape Epidemic
Equality Now recently released a report on laws on sexual violence in 82 jurisdictions of the world, including from the UK. Equality Now will be using it to review the gaps in the law that are leaving survivors of sexual violence without justice.
Equality Now report 
Abuse during childhood: Findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, year ending March 2016
Abuse during childhood: Findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, year ending March 2016
The 2015 to 2016 Crime Survey for England and Wales ran for the first time a module of questions asking adults whether they were abused as a child. The analysis of these questions covering psychological, physical, and sexual abuse as a child, are published within the report.
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The Changing Landscape of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic and Sexual Violence Inquiry
The Changing Landscape of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic and Sexual Violence Inquiry
The first priority for all sexual and domestic violence services is to meet the needs of the survivor. With that in mind, the All Party Group, supported by Rape Crisis England & Wales and Women's Aid, set up an inquiry to ascertain whether these needs are currently being met. Drawing upon the testimony of both survivors and professionals who work with domestic and sexual violence organisations, the inquiry found a number of key areas of concern that this report explains in detail.
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Hidden Hurt
Hidden Hurt
Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, has published 'Hidden Hurt', a report looking at violence, abuse and disadvantage in the lives of women. Agenda's research finds that around 1.2 million women in England are living with the impact of ‘extensive’, lifelong physical and sexual abuse and violence. They are calling for better funding of specialist services for women who have experienced extensive abuse, more recognition of issues around abuse in mainstream services, and for leadership from national and local government to make sure women and girls who experience the most extensive abuse get appropriate support.
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vInspired’s Love Is…?
vInspired’s Love Is…?
A campaign resource pack to get young people thinking about healthy relationships.
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EVAW Briefing on Pornography and Violence Against Women & Girls
EVAW Briefing on Pornography and Violence Against Women & Girls
End Violence Against Women (EVAW) is a UK-wide coalition of women’s organisations, frontline service providers, survivors, human rights organisations, academics and activists who campaign for strategic approaches to all forms of violence against women and girls in the UK.
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I am more than one thing
I am more than one thing
A guiding paper by Imkaan, Positively UK and Rape Crisis England & Wales on women and mental health. This report builds on existing evidence to highlight women's experiences of poor mental health and well-being and their interactions with the mental health system.
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Code of Practice for Victims
Code of Practice for Victims
This Code sets out the services to be provided to victims of criminal conduct by criminal justice organisations in England and Wales.
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