NASS and domestic violence
All forms of violence and harassment are dealt with by NASS Policy Bulletin 70. This defines domestic violence and sets out the procedures that NASS case officers should follow to deal with domestic violence and harassment. Asylum seekers who experience any form of harassment in their accommodation are entitled to protection by the relevant criminal legislation.
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Refugee women's resource project (RWRP)
Women face forms of persecution that are unique to them such as rape, sexual violence, forced sterilisation, genital mutilation and domestic violence (see also the women's section on this web site). This project assists individual women with their claims for protection against persecution, and is used to raise awareness to influence officials and policy-makers.
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Women's Aid (For clients are threatened by physical, emotional or sexual violence in the home)
Women's Aid offers support, help and information. They will discuss the practical and legal options available, and if you wish, refer your client to a local Women's Aid refuge and advice service, or other sources of help.
All calls are taken in strictest confidence.
The help-line is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and from 10am to 3pm on Fridays. Outside these hours you can contact your local Women's Aid service through the local phone book, or access the Women's Aid website
In Wales you can also call Welsh Women's Aid on 029 20 390874.
Women's Aid National Help line - 08457 023 468 or 0345 023 468.
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Refuge 24-Hour national crisis line: Telephone only
This service provides information, support and practical help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to women experiencing domestic violence.
It will refer women and their children to refuges throughout the UK.
Telephone: 0990 995 443.
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An Asian women's refuge, located in South Yorkshire, UK. Run by women who understand the cultural background and specific needs of Asian women, they offer advice, support and safe accommodation to women and children fleeing violence and abuse in the home. Ashiana is open to all black women but prioritize Asian women and we also give priority to women with children.
Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 16:06]
Black women's web site against racist sexual violence
A central point of reference for key information on Black, ethnic minority, immigrant, migrant and refugee women in Britain who have suffered rape, racist sexual assault, or other forms of violence and harassment, including women seeking asylum after being raped in their country of origin.
Site maintained by Black Women's Rape Action Project.
Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 16:07]
Al-hasaniya Moroccan women's centre
Referral advice and assistance for Moroccan and Arabic speaking women on issues including domestic violence, health and mental health.
Web site in English and Arabic
Telephone: 020 8969 2292.
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DH: Domestic violence: A resource manual for health care professionals
Link supplied by asylumsupport.info
The purpose of this resource manual is to increase the knowledge and understanding of health care professionals (whether in acute, community, or primary based care settings) about the nature of domestic violence, and how it is likely to be evident among the patients they care for.
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Domestic violence: a manual for health care professionals in Wales
This resource manual on domestic violence is aimed at health care professionals in Wales (working in acute, community and primary based care settings), and was produced by the National Assembly for Wales during October 2001.
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Women and Equality Unit: domestic violence
The Government is determined to prevent domestic violence happening or recurring, to protect and support its victims, and to bring offenders to justice.
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Break the Chain: Multi-agency guidance for addressing domestic violence
The Break the Chain leaflet offers detailed guidance and information plus links and resources.
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Royal College of Psychiatrists: Domestic violence and its effects on children
This fact sheet explains what domestic violence is and how it affects children, and who can help in these situations. A list of sources of further information is provided.
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Rights of Women: a guide to domestic violence and the law.
This information sheet has been prepared to give general information about the law relating to domestic violence and the steps that can be taken if experiencing domestic violence.
It sets out legal options but acknowledges that for whatever reason these may not be appropriate options. For alternatives to going to the Police or the courts such as going to a refuge, seek advice from the other domestic violence organisations listed at the end of this information sheet.
Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 17:11]
Hoe Office: Tackling Domestic Violence: the role of health professionals
This report is intended to raise awareness of the scale of the health problem represented by domestic violence and to alert health professionals to the contribution they can make to tackling this issue.
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Asylum Aid: Refugee women and domestic violence: country studies
Full reports are downloadable on pdf or word.
Reports complied 2001 - 2003.
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Home Office: Tackling Domestic Violence: Effective interventions and approaches
This report pulls together the findings from the evaluation of the 27 domestic violence projects. It presents findings and recommendations on the interventions and approaches that work to support victims and tackle domestic violence.
Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 17:18]
Tackling Domestic Violence: Providing advocacy and support to survivors from Black and other minority ethnic communities
The aim of this report is to provide concise guidance to those practitioners who directly work with female victims of domestic violence from Black and other minority ethnic communities. The role of these specialist practitioners is to provide advice and support to victims and their children to help them ultimately to move safely towards violence-free lives.
Link [Last update: 2006-06-22; 17:19]
Domestic Violence - Men and children are victims too
An Australian site with links to articles and regarding domestic abuse against men and children.It suggests that domestic violence by women is rising as the balance of power in the home shifts.
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Home Office: Domestic Violence
This report highlights the myths around domestic violence includes information on violence towards men. Home Office figures, over a period of 5 years, show that there are over 100,000 men who are beaten up so badly by their partners that their complaints to the police have to be logged. The evidence suggests that women are 5 times more likely to report domestic violence than men.
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