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Criminal Law Recognition Of Stalking As Gender Based Violence: At Last

Posted on: February 9th, 2012 | in Criminal law, Women & the Law

When a friend of mine was being stalked in the late 90s, we were all in a bit of denial. Only when it finally dawned on us that the post-breakup “bump intos”, pebbles thrown against her window and countless letters and flowers had escalated to screaming threats to kill himself and 24/7 surveillance – including… { Read More }

Forced Marriage

Posted on: January 14th, 2012 | in DIY Law, Non-legal help, Women & the Law

One of the saddest things to see is a school-kid feel powerless to change what is happening to her. People who live here in Hackney or in our neighbouring borough, Tower Hamlets, don’t know the half of what’s going on. I’d rather believe that than to think my neighbours are cultural relativists who think abuse… { Read More }

Getting (Non Legal) Help: First Things First

Posted on: January 13th, 2012 | in DIY Law, Non-legal help, Women & the Law

Work as a legal aid or pro bono lawyer for a while – and you begin to realise there really isn’t much separating you from your clients. To quote the Unwashed Advocate, the only difference between me and my clients is circumstance. It doesn’t take much for a person’s world to be turned on its… { Read More }