Unveiling the Truth: Why 32 Women Wear the Full-Face Veil in France
Following a period of intense public debate, legislation banning the face veil in France came into effect on April 11, 2011. This report from the At Home in Europe Project aims to distinguish myths and misrepresentations surrounding women who wear the full-face veil from the actual experiences and testimonies of the women themselves, by reporting on the women's backgrounds, their decisions to wear the veil, their daily experiences in public, and their views on the legislation.
VAW Prevention Network Evaluation Development Day 2010 materials
On Wednesday 12th May 2010 Zero Tolerance organised a development day for VAW Prevention Network members to explore challenges and approaches to evaluating VAW Prevention Projects.
The programme included:
1. Discussion groups on evaluation case studies led by:
Veiled Pain: A study in the Netherlands on the psychological, social and relational consequences of female genital mutilation.
Veiled pain is the result of exploratory research into the psychological, social and relational consequences of female genital mutilation (FGM). The research took place between January - July 2009 and aims to improve the (psychosocial) treatment of victims of FGM living in the Netherlands. The Netherlands count some 56,000 girls and women who run the risk of being or have been circumcised. 25,000 of them are under 20 years of age.
Very Young Girls
Documentary following staff and servive users at GEMS (Girls' Education and Mentoring Services), a prostitution recovery centre in New York. Examines the reasons the young women and girls ended up in prostitution, their relationships with the men who exploit them, the help they receive from GEM and their hopes for the future.
Following the release of this film the law, which had previously criminalised under-age prostitutes, was changed.
Violence Against Disabled Women Survey
A Report by Wise Women based on a survey of disabled women in Glasgow which shows the extent and impact of violence against disabled women and highlights different and additional experiences of abuse and discrimination.
The women surveyed were all involved in Wise Women's two-year Daisie Project, funded by the Scottish Governments Violence Against Women Service Development Fund.
The Daisie Project was set up to offer dignified, respectful and equal inclusion to the organisation's service specifically for women with physical and sensory impairments,
Violence Against Women and Sport: A Literature Review
A review of available research on violence against women committed by male athletes, violence against women in relation to major sporting events, and victimisation of female athletes, with some reference to awareness and prevention campaigns.
Violence as a Cause or Consequence of HIV for Women in England
There are estimated to be 91,500 people living with HIV in the UK, of which nearly one third are women, and the vast majority live in England. Ensuring good health is not the only challenge for these women; they frequently face issues of gender inequality that may manifest as physical, sexual or emotional abuse.