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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 August 2020
Doncaster: Vigil for murdered women
Vigil for murdered women in Doncaster 22 July, photo SP (Click to enlarge)
Women and men attended a vigil in Doncaster on 22 July organised by the Women's Lives Matter campaign, after the alleged murder of five women from the town in the last two months. Eight have died across South Yorkshire.
Domestic violence and abuse has got even worse during lockdown.
Women's Lives Matter has been contacted by a lot of press - asking why Doncaster? Why have there been so many murders of women in Doncaster?
To us it's fairly simple. It's what happens when you have a community ravaged by cuts.
Doncaster doesn't have a Citizens Advice Bureau. The Women's Aid got cut. The only solicitor that offered 'first 30 minutes free' consultations stopped.
Women going through the family court with a perpetrator have to travel to Sheffield, because Doncaster family court was closed. It's a forgotten-about northern town wracked with poverty and with little services.
Poverty equals women being trapped in abuse.
Amy Cousens, Women's Lives Matter
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In The Socialist 5 August 2020:
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PCS union: Reject longer DWP opening hours
'First you clap us then you slap us': hundreds march for NHS pay rise
Sick pay victory at Homerton hospital!
Unite union branch pledges to support socialist candidates who oppose cuts
Oppose BT site closures - national strike ballot needed
Workplace news in brief
No going back
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Cuba: Covid-19 and the 60-year-old embargo
Anniversary of nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
80 years since the murder of Leon Trotsky rally
A-level results day 2020: Fight for our future!
Fighting to end racism and capitalism
North London: Socialist Party speaks at BLM protest
Young Socialist day of action
Doncaster: Vigil for murdered women
Engage for Change Hull - trade union youth festival goes online
Campaign stalls on jobs, pay, NHS and racism
Why I joined - Covid changed my outlook
Socialist Party meetings: Online and in-person
The Socialist summer schedule
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