‘Beaten-up women have a valuable advantage’: Domestic violence laws in Russia
Bethany Christian Trust: Gender-based violence and homelessness
Gender-based violence is a fear for women around the world, often backed by social and cultural norms that laws do not do enough to combat, but recently Russian women have been given even more reason for concern. In February of this year, the Russian government announced its shocking decision to roll back protections against women […]
What is gender-based violence?
When we think about the causes of homelessness, we often think about addictions, unemployment, poverty, physical and mental health difficulties. And while these are certainly contributory factors, in most cases the final factor is when the last supportive relationship keeping someone in secure accommodation breaks down. In some cases, that relationship can break down […]
Whenever venturing to tackle a problem (particularly collaboratively), it is absolutely integral that such a problem is adequately defined. So, what is gender-based violence? The European Institute for Gender Equality defines it as such: ‘”Gender-based violence” and “violence against women” are terms that are often used interchangeably as most gender-based violence is inflicted by men […]