Right to Equality’s Briefing on the Victim’s Bill
Read Right to Equality’s Briefing on Amendments to the Victim’s Bill. We were pleased to contribute to this work and wholeheartedly call on our government to implement these changes to benefit survivors.
The Family Court Does Not Understand Domestic Abuse
Read the OpEd by Louise Tickle and Hannah Summers discussing how the family court does not understand abuse. First published in the December 2023 edition of the Family Law Bar Association magazine, Family Affairs
How a Journalist Exposed a Biased Judge
Read Louise Tickle’s guest blog post for Right to Equality detailing the recent work undertaken to expose a biased judge and maintain accountability in the court.
Feminism and Trans Rights
In celebration of Trans Awareness Week, join us in discussing why feminism is, and must continue to be, trans-inclusive!
Our Response to Family Justice Council Consultation Draft
We have written to the Family Justice Council in response to their recent Draft Guidance on Responding to allegations of alienating behaviour! We submitted suggestions for revisions to the draft and outlined our concerns with the continued use of ‘alienating behaviours’. Read the summary here…
The Harmful Presumption of Contact in Family Court: A Cry for Urgent Reform
The presumption of contact or pro-contact culture is the belief that children benefit from having contact with both of their parents. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that, far too often, the presumption of contact that is prioritised in family court proceedings can have…
Daisy’s Law: Landmark Legislation to Redefine Victims of Rape in the UK
The UK has introduced Daisy’s Law, an amendment to the Victims Bill, recognizing and providing support for children born of rape. Inspired by Daisy’s own story, the law acknowledges these individuals as victims and represents a significant stride towards a more compassionate society.
Heteronormativity as a Barrier for LGBTQ+ Survivors of Abuse Accessing Support Services in the United States
Intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual abuse (SA), and domestic violence (DV) affect a significant portion of the population, with LGBTQ+ individuals facing disproportionate risks. Heteronormative ideals, perpetuated by patriarchal and societal norms, hinder support for LGBTQ+ survivors by delegitimizing their experiences and reinforcing gendered and…
Why the rule of law is a patriarchal notion
The rule of law is a legal concept that has been in existence for centuries, and it has long been seen as a patriarchal notion. The rule of law is defined as the principle that all persons and government officials are subject to…
Misogyny in the legal system
Misogyny in the legal system is an endemic problem that continues to affect individuals and society at large. Despite progress in recent years, the legal system remains largely unresponsive to the needs of women. In many cases, it is even complicit in perpetuating…
Intergenerational age gaps in dating
In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of intergenerational relationships, particularly in the realm of dating. While some may view such unions as harmless or even appealing, there are a multitude of reasons why intergenerational age gaps in…
Why men must accept responsibility for ending male violence and what more men can do to stop male violence
Men have a responsibility to take a stand against male violence. With the recent #MeToo movement, more and more women are coming forward to share their stories of abuse and harassment. While this is a powerful statement that should be applauded, it’s also…