Escalation of Violence against Women and Girls Inquiry (Women and Equalities Committee)
MWNUK responded to the call for evidence from the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into the escalation of violence. The inquiry looked at perpetrator interventions in a criminal justice setting. The inquiry also looked at the ‘pyramid of offences’ that perpetrators may rise through, leading from offences such as flashing and revenge porn up to the most serious violent crimes. Some of the recommendations made by MWNUK include:
• Improve identification of stalking and harassment
• Ensure victims are protected at an early stage and law enforcement tools are used (such as restraining orders) and breaches are dealt with via prompt action
• Public institutions need a rapid and measurable culture change in ensuring women’s safety at work and not allowing male perpetrators to use the power and privilege of the institution they work for to as shield to get away with harmful abusive behaviour.
Jess Phillips MP
MWNUK is courageous because of the uncompromising and fearless positions it sometimes takes when calling out injustice and inequality
I am proud to support and champion this fantastic organisation, which is informing policy and transforming lives.
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
MWNUKâ€™s authenticity comes from knowledge of lived experiences of Muslim women and girls acquired through their helpline, research and members.
Naz Shah MP
They work tirelessly with passion and commitment to make a difference and improve outcomes for some of the most vulnerable women and girls in society.