Our thanks to Joanne for this, from Researching Reform. The start of the piece:
The government has announced that it will be offering an additional £2 million for domestic abuse charities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The fund, which has been initiated by the Home Office, will offer support to domestic abuse charities “with a national or regional presence” affected by the outbreak. [J4MB: In practice, then, the support will be limited to charities supporting female victims only.]
Services which fall under the funding’s umbrella include those offering independent domestic violence advisors (IDVAs), CHIDVAs, family court support, face to face or remote counselling for individuals and/or their families, and support for BAME/disabled/LGBT victims.
Charities which provide support for “honour”-based abuse, forced marriage and female genital mutilation can also apply.
By implication, male victims of domestic abuse, and male victims of genital mutilation, can – as always – go to hell.
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