Submitted by Sophie Francis-Cansfield on Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Published on Friday 5th March 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Sunday 5th September 2021
Current Signatures: 9,357
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Require local authorities to fund specific domestic abuse services for women
The Government should recognise that domestic abuse is a gendered crime and women are the majority of victims and the vast majority of severe injury and domestic homicide victims, and require local authorities to fund specific domestic abuse services for women.
We're very concerned that a number of local authorities are commissioning services with a ‘gender neutral’ approach, which in practice is defunding women’s refuges and lifesaving violence against women services. Evidence shows that women experiencing domestic abuse need access to women-only support. We need action now, as government plans to separate domestic abuse from the Violence Against Women and Girls strategy could only serve to encourage more ‘gender neutral’ responses to domestic abuse.
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