“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.
'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.
To read more about Gina Martin's campaign to have this recognised in law please click on the image below
National Stalking Awareness Week 2019
This year's National Stalking Awareness week is about raising awareness of stalking and the impact that is has on the emotional and mental health of victims.
Below are three downloadable leaflets.