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Written evidence from Justice Studio, University of Greenwich and Solace Women’s Aid (COV0194). The Government's response to COVID-19: human rights implications

Written evidence from Justice Studio, University of Greenwich and Solace Women’s Aid (COV0194). The Government's response to COVID-19: human rights implications

Stengel, Camille ORCID: 0000-0002-8812-7932, Rodrigues, Diego Garcia, Siepel, Alex, Brawner, June and Jutsum, Jane (2020) Written evidence from Justice Studio, University of Greenwich and Solace Women’s Aid (COV0194). The Government's response to COVID-19: human rights implications. [Working Paper]

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Abstract

Executive summary
1.1 Justice Studio’s response sets out our opinions and evidence focusing on a collaborative research project with Solace Women’s Aid and the University of Greenwich on domestic violence during the COVID-19 lockdown. Our focus on the topic of violence against women and girls (VAWG) is relevant due to the disproportionate impact that lockdown measures implemented by the British government have had on the number of cases of domestic abuse among women. Our findings demonstrate the need for policymakers to consult domestic abuse charities and incorporate them in the design of COVID-19 response and recovery plans to ensure that measures taken are human rights compliant.
1.2 Justice Studio was founded in 2011 as a consultancy dedicated to advancing social justice and giving a voice to those less heard. We have worked in over 30 countries internationally, and extensively in the UK. A large proportion of our work focuses on human rights and on the impact of national and international policies on the wellbeing of vulnerable communities. Our clients include the EHRC, London Councils, DFID, international and national charities and local governments.
1.3 For more than 40 years, Solace Women's Aid has existed to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls. Their aim is to work to prevent violence and abuse and support survivors through a range of services.
1.4 The University of Greenwich’s Department of Law and Criminology regularly partners with charities and industry experts to produce high-quality research.

Item Type: Working Paper
Additional Information: Camille Stengel is a member of the Gender, Deviance and Society Research Group in FLAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human rights, COVID, domestic violence, violence against women and girls, domestic abuse
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
K Law > KD England and Wales
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Law & Criminology Research Group
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Last Modified: 24 Aug 2021 12:03
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30557

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