By the end of New Year’s Day 2022 France was already counting 3 dead women murdered by their husbands and ex-partner.

On the same day France took over the six month presidency of the European Union announcing an “ambitious” programme for Europe. …

I am a big fan of Scandi Noir; its slow pace, lighting, language and complex stories where young girls and women are hunted and haunted, handmaidens for male physical and sexual pleasure and purpose.

However, the past 24 hours has made me seriously evaluate my role as a woman, as…

I knew not but the next

would be my final inch

Emily Dickinson

Each year in Poland nearly 500 women are murdered by men.

During lockdown, calls made by Polish women and girls to domestic abuse helplines increased by 50%. Stories emerged of women being refused help by the police…

Failing Family Court undergoes major reform following national review

The announcement by the Ministry of Justice, Thursday, 25th June that there will be sweeping reforms to the Family Court system and process has been welcomed by many elected officials and organisations, and crucially welcomed by survivors of domestic abuse whose…

Recently a survivor of domestic abuse tweeted “I don’t want to be told I am strong. I want abusers to be held accountable. I want systems to respond appropriately to victims of crime. I want society to change its acceptance of abuse.”

Immediately this tweet resonated with me and highlighted…

There is a beautiful Japanese pottery art form, Kintsugi — the golden repair, where potters mend the cracks and broken pieces of pottery with laquer dusted or mixed gold (or silver)powder. This technique transforms the broken into beauty.

And today an “investment in myself” style of dress arrived, a gold…

Julie Ann Richards

Radical Feminist, Mam, Cymraes, heart always rules head, Trustee — Fair Treatment of Women in Wales, domestic abuse survivor — views are my own

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