‘Violence against women and girls – communications insight pack’ was published by the Home office in June 2014.
Legislation introduced on 16 June 2014 makes forcing someone to marry against their will a criminal offence.
In June 2014, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights launched a Hate Crime Reporting website.
On 11 June 2014, the Joint Committee on Human Rights published a Legislative Scrutiny report on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, and the Deregulation Bill.
The report of the Law Commission’s consultation on hate crime was published in May 2014.
A progress report on the Government’s plan to tackle hate crime was published on 1 May 2014.
On Saturday 8 March 2014, as we celebrated International Women’s Day, Janet Veitch from End Violence Against Women asked ‘Is there really anything to celebrate?’
On Saturday 8 March 2014, to coincide with International Women’s Day, the government published an updated violence against women and girls action plan.
A report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) presents results from the world’s biggest-ever survey on violence against women, revealing the extent of abuse suffered by women at home, work, in public and online.
An EU funded project, ‘Restorative justice in cases of domestic violence: Best practice examples between increasing mutual understanding and awareness of specific protection needs’, was launched in March 2014.