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UN Special Rapporteur releases initial findings

UN Special Rapporteur releases initial findings article

Rashida Manjoo has completed her examination of violence against women and has released her initial findings.

Cris updates us on Domestic Violence Requirements

Cris updates us on Domestic Violence Requirements article

We have some good news for legal aid and domestic violence victims, Cris writes an open letter to Resolution and the Legal Action Group and we met with the UN Special Rapporteur.