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17 June 2020
"We want deeds not words"
10 June 2020
Another woman's life lost to domestic violence in Doncaster.
20 April 2020
Domestic abuse killings have more than doubled during the coronavirus lockdown, according to Counting Dead Women (CDW), the organisation that monitors the killing of women by men
14 April 2020
Tension is growing in many locked-down homes. It's no surprise domestic violence is increasing too. Calls to Refuge's helpline, the domestic abuse charity, are up 120% since the lockdown began, writes Jon Dale, secretary, Unite union EM/NG32 Nottinghamshire Health branch (personal capacity).
14 April 2020
Home secretary Priti Patel, has announced a 'you are not alone' campaign to support domestic violence victims who are more at risk than ever under lockdown, writes Amy Cousens, Women's Lives Matter.
25 March 2020
As we entered 2020 the number of women murdered every week by a partner or ex-partner in the UK rose to three. On top of this, three women a week kill themselves to escape abuse
11 March 2020
The new domestic violence bill, first introduced by Theresa May, has supposedly been improved under Johnson's leadership, writes Amy Cousens, Bradford Socialist Party.
26 February 2020
We gathered outside Peabody Head Office on the evening of 19 February to make the point that cuts to the community and neighbourhood services cost lives, and are counter-productive.
5 February 2020
The number of refuge bed spaces in England is now 30% below the number recommended.
29 January 2020
In 2018, 173 people were killed in domestic violence-related homicides - an increase of 32 deaths on 2017 and an average of more than three murders a week.
20 November 2019
What policies are needed to end domestic violence?
9 October 2019
How do you leave a violent partner? Well you need guts for a start, as many are attacked or even killed after leaving abusive relationships. 55% of women killed by their ex-partner in 2017 died within the first month of separation, and 87% in the first year.
22 May 2019
The government has announced new changes to place a legal duty on local authorities to deliver 'accommodation-based services' to victims of domestic violence.
8 May 2019
With almost a year since the departure of Blairite general secretary John Hannett, this year's Usdaw conference feels different
12 March 2019
To mark International Women's Day, the Socialist Party organised protests and meetings
6 March 2019
In the era of austerity and capitalist crisis, women are struggling against their oppression - marching, striking, getting organised.
6 March 2019
As the clock ticks down on Brexit, hapless prime minister Theresa May is desperately trying to resurrect her deal with EU ministers, which was heavily defeated by MPs in January.
27 February 2019
These union members work with people escaping domestic violence - they can see austerity and government policy have put women in a worse position
30 January 2019
Councils must save domestic violence services: Already this week, two women will have died due to domestic violence. By the end of the week, there will have been five
9 January 2019
Over 40 women members of the Socialist Party met on 5 January to discuss the important work we do in fighting the attacks on women and raising socialist ideas with women and men who are becoming politically active on these issues
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