New bid to protect women and girls from threat of violence

17th March 2016

New bid to protect women and girls from threat of violence

One in three women worldwide are beaten or endure sexual violence in their lifetime.

It’s a stark statistic that paints a bleak existence for the millions of victims left with the physical and mental scars of abuse.

The scale of the issue is such that the UK has agreed to increase its funding to shift the focus from crisis response to early intervention and prevention. Earlier this month, the government committed £80 million for the next four years as part of a new violence against women and girls strategy.

Ministers hope the new approach will transform the system, helping more women and girls to escape the risk of violence.

As part of the strategy, the government will work with local authorities to alter the behaviour of perpetrators.

Meanwhile, new technologies will be used, including body-worn cameras or GPS tracking, which are vital in offering greater protection to victims.

This new commitment to tackling violence against women is both crucial and admirable – but there is much work to be done. Unfortunately, challenging and changing attitudes will take time.

But if the worst happens and a female is subjected to violence, the justice system is there to help. The courts can go some way to helping a victim find the closure required to move forward.

How can Gotelee help?

For those who have suffered abuse, revealing to a solicitor the details of what has happened can be incredibly difficult – and sometimes enough to persuade them to opt against reporting the matter. There is also a misconception that there is little point in reporting abuse that took place many years ago.

However, the courts are there to ensure victims obtain the justice to which they are entitled – and at Gotelee, our specialist team of lawyers offer sensitive care and expert guidance.

We are incredibly proud of our work with the victims of sexual violence. Gotelee is partnered with Ipswich charity Survivors in Transition (SiT) to help those affected navigate their way through a sometimes emotionally-fraught process. SiT empowers survivors to take control of their lives and cope better with the daily effects left by abuse.

Gotelee is also a proud member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, boasting a team of experts, including doctors, counsellors, psychiatrists and specialist barristers, who are all available to help victims rebuild their lives.

Those who have been affected by these types of crimes can call us on 01473 211121 or email us at info@gotelee.co.uk for an informal chat or to make an appointment.

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