November 19. Since the outbreak of Coronavirus Pandemic, the British government has invested more than 92 million pounds to rescue victims of domestic violence. The British Ministry of Justice announced this week that it will allocate another 11 million pounds to charities and other organizations to cope with the surge. Rape and domestic violence issues.
“Not everyone has a safe home.” said Pritt Patel, the British Secretary of the Interior. According to the British “Daily Express” report, due to the 7×24 hours of family members during the Pandemic, the number of domestic violence and rape cases in the UK has increased sharply, and such calls for help have increased by 46%.
Recently, the Department of Justice of the United Kingdom has issued a package of relief programs for such victims, including the provision of 10.1 million pounds to rape and domestic violence victim assistance organizations, the Public Security and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to carry out services in various regions and provide assistance to 34 domestic violence victims. The relief organization directly allocated 638,000 pounds and launched a “we are with you” support campaign on social media to encourage victims of domestic violence to seek help.
In 2006, under the vigorous lobbying of victim assistance organizations, the United Kingdom formulated and implemented the British Victim Protection Act in accordance with the Domestic Violence Victims Protection Act, which is applicable to the police and Coronavirus Prosecution Service (Coronavirus Prosecution Service) , Courts Service (Courts Service) and Probation Service (Probation Service) full set of criminal sanctions system, stipulates the minimum services that these agencies should provide victims within a specific period of time.
The revised “Victim Protection Act” clarifies 12 rights for victims to receive help from various criminal justice agencies, including a new right, that is, eligible victims are automatically included in the “victim contact plan” . According to the plan, the liaison officer will answer questions about the operation of the justice system for the victim, and inform the victim when the perpetrator is transferred to an open prison or is considered for release. At the same time, the victim can request that certain clauses be added to the offender’s parole permit, such as not being allowed to approach their residence. In addition, people who have been injured by people with mental disorders will have more rights.
“It’s now more than ever to let the victims know that they are not alone,” said Attorney General Robert Buckland. “The new bill will give the victims confidence that they will get the information and help they need to start over.”
Robert mentioned that the combination of publicity activities on domestic violence and government financial support will make more victims realize that they are suffering from domestic violence and understand how to ask for help. The 40-year-old Sam Billingham has lived in the shadow of domestic violence for three years. After she managed to escape, she established an online help website for domestic violence to provide free professional consultation to victims one-on-one. Sam told the Birmingham Daily that she will initiate a discussion on the topic “That’s not a bruise” on social media in December, inviting celebrities, domestic violence survivors, and other supporters to participate in the “hidden” abuse that many people are suffering. Known to the public. “I hope these voices can make more people aware of abnormal signs on themselves, their relatives or colleagues,” Sam said. “Domestic violence is still an unspeakable topic, and some people think,’Oh, Ta must be too talented. It will be like this’, but I hope the public will look at it from a different perspective.”