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20 April 2020

Shocking increase in domestic violence killings

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

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14 April 2020

Unite opposes all cuts to domestic violence services

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).

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14 April 2020

Lockdown increases domestic violence calls - Tory money a drop in the ocean

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.

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25 March 2020

Coronavirus and domestic violence: a double threat to women's lives

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

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11 March 2020

Domestic Violence bill: We still need to fight to save our services

The new domestic violence bill, first introduced by Theresa May, has supposedly been improved under Johnson's leadership, writes Amy Cousens, Bradford Socialist Party.

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26 February 2020

Housing cuts cost lives

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.

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5 February 2020

Refuges turn away 64% of women - set no-cuts budgets now!

The number of refuge bed spaces in England is now 30% below the number recommended.

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29 January 2020

Cuts to women's services cost lives

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.

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20 November 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

What policies are needed to end domestic violence?

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9 October 2019

Cynical Tories' domestic violence bill not enough

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.

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22 May 2019

Domestic abuse accommodation: Tories shift - but safety is more than a bed

The government has announced new changes to place a legal duty on local authorities to deliver 'accommodation-based services' to victims of domestic violence.

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8 May 2019

Usdaw union conference demands action on pay, jobs and the right

With almost a year since the departure of Blairite general secretary John Hannett, this year's Usdaw conference feels different

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12 March 2019

Protests say stop cuts to save domestic violence services

To mark International Women's Day, the Socialist Party organised protests and meetings

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6 March 2019

A socialist programme to end women's oppression

In the era of austerity and capitalist crisis, women are struggling against their oppression - marching, striking, getting organised.

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6 March 2019

Cuts must stop - boot the Tories out

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.

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27 February 2019

PCS union branch opposes cuts to women's services

These union members work with people escaping domestic violence - they can see austerity and government policy have put women in a worse position

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30 January 2019

Join the fight to defend women's lives

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

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9 January 2019

Bringing socialist ideas into movements on women's rights

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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12 December 2018

Women's Lives Matter meeting

People from around the UK attended and brought with them experience, ideas and proposals.

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22 November 2018

In defence of socialist feminism

As the age of austerity arising from the great crash of 2007-2008 enters its second decade, a new movement of women struggling against their oppression is taking shape

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