Violence against women: Hard knock life (2008)

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Justine Järvinen, Angela Kail & Iona Miller London: New Philanthropy Capital, April 2008. 132pp. Free download available

This report on violence against women shows donors that there are proven ways to keep women safe and help women recover from abuse. It provides startling facts, for example, that a woman is more likely to be sexually assaulted than she is to get breast cancer, that two thirds of women in prostitution started before they were 16 years old and that 3,000 forced marriages take place in the UK every year. The report concludes that private donors can make a huge difference in this sector by working with vulnerable girls who might grow up to become victims, by changing public attitudes about the issue of violence against women and by supporting charities that provide specialist services for victims and help to keep them safe, including counseling and support through the justice system.

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