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Britain is going backwards on violence against women


Britain is going backwards on violence against women

Victims of domestic abuse face devastating funding cuts, while their plight is ignored by our media and political elite
Domestic violence
‘Violence against women is a pandemic, and needs to be treated as such.’ Photograph: Garry Weaser

When Margaret Thatcher’s government took on the miners 30 years ago, she confronted an enemy that was organised: they had collective strength and a voice. The sides were not equal, but the miners’ strike could nonetheless be described as a “war” of sorts. Many of the targets of this government, on the other hand, are deeply fragmented, rarely seen or heard and often airbrushed out of existence by our media and political elite. Women who face domestic violence and abuse are just one chilling example….


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