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UK press regulators support Level Up’s new guidelines on how domestic abuse deaths are reported.

“Every week in the UK, two women are murdered

by a partner or ex-partner.” *

(*Office for National Statistics, 2016)

Level Up's Guidelines have been shared by the Independent Press Standards Organisation and the Royal Charter-backed Impress, via their websites. This has been welcomed by experts and victims’ families, such as Luke and Ryan Hart, whose mother and sister were killed by their father in 2016.

The Guidelines ask that reporting of deaths because of domestic violence considers the following:

*Accountability - place the responsibility on the person responsible

*Accuracy - name the crime as domestic violence

*Dignity - Avoid language which compromises the dignity of the dead woman

*Equality - Avoid insensitive or trivialising language or images.

*Images - Avoid using images that reinforce the myth that domestic abuse is just a physical crime.

 

For more information click on the links below.

https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/press-regulators-ipso-and-impress-back-level-up-new-guidelines-on-reporting-domestic-violence-deaths/

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5741ba638a65e2e0809f8d25/t/5c8f7f1015fcc04d1f249d84/1552908055603/Guidelines-Report.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Upskirting’

'Upskirting' is now an offence in England and Wales

What is 'upskirting'

 

The practice involves taking a photograph of another person, without their knowledge or permission; the photograph is taken through the person's clothing - hence 'upskirting' with the objective of viewing the person's genitals or buttocks.

Click on the link below for more information about your rights if you are a victim of this practice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/upskirting-know-your-rights

To read more about Gina Martin's campaign to have this recognised in law please click on the image below

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47902522

 

 

 

 

 

Luton All Women’s Centre Job Opportunity

Counselling Service Manager required at LAWC.

For more information about this interesting post please click on the image above; if you click on the link within the page you download, you will see how you can apply; but hurry the deadline for applications is 12 noon on 23rd April 2019.

Good luck!

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