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Victims of domestic and sexual violence are let down

By Vera Baird  

An End Violence Against Women campaign from the UN in 2013. Credit: UN/DPI

In its latest report on violence against women and girls, published at the end of last week, the Joint Committee on Human Rights highlights some of the failings in tackling domestic and sexual violence in the UK in recent years. It is right to do so: funding cuts for refuges for domestic violence victims and a lack of expertise in the commissioning of…

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