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28th July 2017

I'm No Criminal

"I'm No Criminal", a research project by Eaves and Nia, examines the impact of prostitution-specific criminal records on women involved in prostitution and on their attempts to exit and rebuild their lives. The study builds on an earlier three-year study which investigated women’s experiences of exiting prostitution. That study identified nine common barriers to exiting prostitution. A significant barrier was possession of a criminal record for prostitution-related offences. The research team wished to explore this barrier in more detail and was fortunate to obtain funding from Lankelly Chase for this purpose. This research forms the subject matter of this report. 

For the report please click here

27th November 2017

More than a quarter of UK women experiencing online abuse and harassment receive threats of physical or sexual assault

Amnesty International research shows high rates of online abuse

27th November 2017

SafeLives national briefing on children living with domestic abuse

At the time they start school, at least one child in every class will have been living with domestic abuse since they were born