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Violence against women in the Scottish Media

It’s the last day of February, and as part of our Handle with Care project I have been keeping watch over the media for 1 month. The idea was to get a sample of media coverage on men’s violence against women, and examine the quality of coverage of these issues.

It’s the last day of February, and as part of our Handle with Care project I have been keeping watch over the media for 1 month. The idea was to get a sample of media coverage on men’s violence against women, and examine the quality of coverage of these issues. I set up a press cuttings service, and asked them to send me all the stories that featured the words rape, domestic abuse and sexual abuse. We only monitored Scottish press, which included all local titles, national titles and Scottish editions of UK papers.   I assumed there would be a large number of stories but I wasn’t prepared for how many clippings I would receive. Here's a couple of photos…

 

This isn’t even all the clips for the month, I am informed that we still have another 200 cuttings in the post! This exercise has been a real eye-opener as to the alarming prevalence of rape, domestic abuse and sexual abuse – only a few aspects of men’s violence against women. For more information on the Handle With Care Media Project, or to book a training email liz.ely@zerotolerance.org.uk

 
 

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