Domestic Abuse

A New Social Media Campaign

Recognizing LGBT+ experiences of domestic abuse is the first step to creating change. #LGBTBeyondRecognition To coincide with the 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence, Galop’s National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Project is launching a national social media campaign. The #LGBTBeyondRecognition campaign will launch on November 23rd, 2020, and run until December 11th, 2020.  The campaign will deliver four key messages to LGBT+…

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Galop, SafeLives and Stonewall briefing: The LGBT+ community and domestic abuse

Domestic Abuse Bill, Second Reading, 28 April 2020 Summary To meet the needs of LGBT+ people in the Bill and its associated programme of work the Domestic Abuse Bill must: Recognise that LGBT+ people are at particular risk of experiencing domestic abuse and facing distinct barriers in access to services. Ensure that any legislation, policy…

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Recognise &Respond: Strengthening Advocacy for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic abuse

Galop is proud to launch a new report Recognise & Respond: Strengthening Advocacy for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic abuse. The report furthers insights into the scope, distinct nature of abuse and barriers experienced by LGBT+ survivors in access to services, increases knowledge of LGBT+ survivors accessing LGBT+ specialist services and highlights the value and role…

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If you're an LGBT+ person experiencing domestic abuse, there are organisations that can help. Call the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline for more - 0800 999 5428

LGBT+ Survivors need to be seen, heard and supported. Come #OutAgainstAbuse

Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence and abuse charity, is proud to launch a national social media campaign titled #OutAgainstAbuse  The campaign will run from November 25 to December 21 across three different platforms – Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Through the voices of survivors, the campaign raises awareness of domestic abuse within the LGBT+ communities. It also…

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LGBT+ Priorities for the Domestic Abuse Bill

Download Our Full Statement & Recommendations Here  Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity, welcomes the government’s commitment to strengthen existing responses to domestic violence and abuse. We see this and an opportunity to improve responses of criminal justice and other statutory agencies to develop effective measures aimed to build trust and confidence of LGBT+ victims to…

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Rainbow Project: The needs of LBT+ survivors of domestic abuse

Galop staff will conduct a focus group with LBT+ domestic violence survivors to ensure that their voices and needs are incorporated into a curricula shaping a 10 week educational group work programme that removes the barriers that LBT+ women face when accessing non specialist services. The focus group will allow survivors to define the resources…

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Galop response to the New Draft Domestic Abuse Bill 

On January 21st 2019, the latest draft of the Domestic Abuse Bill was released – Read our full response here Nik Noone CEO of Galop stated: “Galop welcomes the draft Domestic abuse bill published today and the explicit regard given to LGBT+ victims and survivors. Over many years we have supported thousands of people who have experienced domestic abuse and have witnessed its impact…

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LGBT+ People’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse

Galop is proud to launch a new report – LGBT+ people’s experiences of domestic abuse. The report provides analysis of 626 cases reported to Galop between January 2013 and August 2017 that were domestic abuse related.

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Statement on the Publication of Home Affairs Committee Report on Domestic Abuse

We welcome the Home Affairs Committee Domestic Abuse Report (Ninth Report of the Session 2017–19) and the Committee’s commitment to strengthen existing responses to domestic violence and abuse in the framework of the proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill. Nik Noone, Galop CEO stated: “We welcome the explicit recognition within the report that domestic violence…

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LGBT+ DV Library

Created with support from  Welcome to the Online LGBT+ DV Resource Library. This collection provides direct links to resources relevant for LGBT+ people, service providers working with LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse and researchers interested in the topic. It includes UK based resources, available online and published after 2000. How to use the library: The…

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