Evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on violence against women

On 24 January 2012, End Violence Against Women, Object, Equality Now and Eaves gave oral evidence to the Leveson Inquiry about the media’s biased and prejudicial treatment of women.

The End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) made a submission to the Leveson Inquiry in December 2011, arguing that if the Inquiry ‘does not address culture, practice, ethics, standards and the public interest with regards to the reporting of violence against women, it will be incomplete’.

The Prime Minister announced the Leveson Inquiry, investigating the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal, on 13 July 2011.

The Inquiry will make recommendations on the future of press regulation and governance consistent with maintaining freedom of the press and ensuring the highest ethical and professional standards.

Click here for link to EVAW submission

Click here for Guardian article on 25 January 2012

Click here for Leveson Inquiry website and click here to see videos of the Inquiry’s public hearings