girls

Paper that calls on the government to present a coherent, far-sighted programme to tackle the UK’s gang problem. In doing so it highlights the plight of girls and young women associated with gangs, who are often marginalised in discussion of these issues.

Report that considers the evidence on cuts in budgets and services to prevent violence against women and girls. It collects together the data as to where the cuts have been falling drawn from around 20 published and previously unpublished sources.

The strategic narrative on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) published in November 2010 announced that a review of MARACs would be undertaken in order to improve understanding of how MARACs are working and potential areas of development, including considering the case for putting MARACs on a statutory basis. The report presents the key findings of that review.

Briefing paper on the way girls and women are being let down by the way in which antidepressants are currently being used to treat mental health problems.

Report that aims to address attitudes and positions that are often normalised and even ‘held dear’ within all of our communities and within our societies generally.

It sets out why we need a targeted and long-term approach to preventing VAWG drawing on the most cutting-edge evidence-base on the causal factors underlying violence and abuse.

ROTA’s second report exposing the hidden pain and violence of women and girls who are associated with gangs and the chains that hold them fast.

This article highlights the importance of social and situational context to an understanding of girls’ violence (and to girls’ understanding of violence). The research study that forms the basis of the chapter commenced, in Scotland, against a back-drop of increasing concern in Britain about violence by, and amongst, young people.

This article presents some key findings from an exploratory study of teenage girls’ views and experiences of violence, carried out in Scotland. Using data gathered from self-report questionnaires, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews, it conveys girls’ perceptions of violence and discusses the nature and extent of the many forms of violence in girls’ lives.

Effective working with girls and young women who have been drawn into the criminal justice system is considerably hampered by a set of interrelated problems. This article examines the issues, and their implications in terms of the availability and content of targeted interventions and programmes for girls and young women.