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Learning Disabilities and Gender-Based Violence – Literature Review Summary

This review searched electronic data bases using a range of keywords for both Learning Disabilities and Gender-based Violence from 1990 to October 2010. The search strategy is detailed in the appendix. Overall this search identified little primary research into GBV and learning disability. However, the available literature does demonstrate a higher risk of experiencing all forms of GBV for disabled people, particularly women with a learning disability.

Letting Children be Children: Report of an Independent Review of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood

This Review aims to assess how children in this country are being pressured to grow up too quickly, and sets out some of the things that businesses and their regulators, as well as Government, can do to minimise the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood. There are more detailed recommendations in each chapter of the report. Includes:

LGBT Youth toolkits and guidance


Lilya 4-Ever

Loosely based on a true case, this film examines the issues of human trafficking and sexual slavery.   DIRECTOR: Lukas Moodysson NOTABLE APPEARANCES: Oksana Akinshina DATE OF RELEASE: 2002 COUNTRY: Sweden, Denmark LANGUAGE: Russian, Swedish, English RUNNING TIME: 109 mins RATING: 18 KEY THEMES/ ISSUES: Sexual slavery, prostitution, human trafficking  

Listening to African Voices Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting among Immigrants in Hamburg: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice

A study on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting among Immigrants in Hamburg. Alice Behrendt 2010

Listening to the voices of women experiencing problematic substance abuse and gender based violence

Summary of results from focus groups with women experiencing gender based violence and substance misuse, giving their views on access to appropriate services. Covers issues including stigmatisation, safe accommodation and child contact. Read summary here.

Making a Difference: Young People Speak to Scottish Ministers About their Priorities for the National Domestic Abuse Delivery Plan for Children and Young People

Making a Difference Report This was written in collaboration with Scottish Women's Aid, as part of the work of the Scottish National Domestic Abuse Delivery Group to ensure the participation of children and young people in the development of the National Domestic Abuse Delivery Plan for Children and Young People in 2008.

Making Rights a Reality: Campaigning to stop violence against women.


Making Sense of Early Intervention: A framework for professionals

This briefing paper provides a framework for early intervention for professionals taking crucial commissioning and funding decisions at the local authority level. It distils key common threads from the plethora of recent reports on the pressing need for this approach.  

Making the links - Disabled women and domestic violence

This is the final report on the first ever national UK study of the needs of disabled women experiencing domestic violence and of the services available to meet these needs. For many years, Women's Aid, together with many disabled women activists and some disability organisations, has recognised the lack in the UK both of national research, and of systematic services and policies, on disability and domestic abuse.



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