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Pushing forward to end violence against women

By Gill Walton, General Secretary, RCM on 25 November 2022 For International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November – and the 16 Days of Activism to follow – we are raising awareness and pushing forward to end domestic abuse and coercive control. It is important for us – all of ...

16 Days of Activism - One Man, Too Many Wives

By Halaleh Taheri, Founder and Executive Director of the Middle Eastern Women & Society Organisation on 02 December 2021 Polygamy is not something we see an awful lot of in Britain. The vast majority of the population marries just one person at a time. When we hear of people marrying more than once without getting divorced, its newsworthy because it’s rare … and illegal! ...

8 Tips for Responding to Domestic Abuse for Maternity Healthcare Professionals

By Gene Feder OBE - Professor of Primary Health Care at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol on 29 November 2021 Pregnancy is a time of heightened vulnerability to domestic abuse, not because it is necessarily more prevalent, but because it may start or become more severe antenatally.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

By By Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives and Dr Edward Morris, President of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on 26 November 2021 16 Days of Activism is an international campaign and yearly event, coordinated by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership, which runs from 25 November until 10 December, culminating in International Human Rights Day. The 16 Days of Activism ...