The government strategy for 2016 to 2020 to end violence against women and girls provides an overview of the wide range of actions the government will be taking towards its strategy of ending violence against women and girls.
The ‘Violence Against Women and Girls Newsletter – Winter 2015’ has information about the Government’s refreshed Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy and other developments.
A taskforce to help reduce violence against women and girls on university campuses was announced by Business Secretary Sajid Javid on 6 September 2015.
A cross-government declaration outlining the UK’s progress to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage was published on 22 July 2015.
New measures aimed at bringing an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK were announced on 6 February 2015 – International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.
Overarching documents on the Serious Crime Bill, including supplementary memorandum and fact sheets, were updated on 23 October 2014.
The second edition of ‘Equality. The Legal Framework’ by Bob Hepple brings forward the story of the Equality Act 2010 to cover the first four years of its implementation.
Legislation introduced on 16 June 2014 makes forcing someone to marry against their will a criminal offence.
A progress report on the Government’s plan to tackle hate crime was published on 1 May 2014.
On Saturday 8 March 2014, to coincide with International Women’s Day, the government published an updated violence against women and girls action plan.