Report on the impact of cuts on services to prevent violence against women

Measuring the impact of cuts in public expenditure on the provision of services to prevent violence against women and girls was published in 2012 for Northern Rock Foundation and Trust for London.

The report by Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, and Jude Towers at Lancaster University finds that substantial reductions in national budgets are leading to cuts in local services set up to protect and prevent violence against women and girls. These cuts in service provision are expected to lead to increases in this violence.