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09 Dec ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

What does the general public think of gender-based violence? Recently, the EU Commission published a report focusing on public opinion about gender-based violence. Around 30.000 EU citizens across the Union were interviewed, and asked targeted questions aimed at uncovering their perceptions and views on the issue. It emerged that...

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24 Nov ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Yesterday, Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli presented a new Bill in Parliament which aims to widen the current definition of rape and increase prison sentences for people who commit rape.  Among the suggested amendments is also the eviction of perpetrators of domestic violence from the family home....

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10 Nov ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Neighbourhood Watch - A Success Story Neighbourhood Watch is a community-based crime prevention program, which aims to enhance safety and wellbeing in local communities. There are many Neighbourhood Watch schemes operating in countries such as the UK, the US, Australia and other. According to researchers, NW can...

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03 Nov ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

The victim-to-perpetrator cycle  What are the factors increasing the likelihood of sexual abuse on children? Research has found that individuals who experience sexual violence in their childhood are more likely to commit sexual assault when they grow up. This finding has led to the development of the...

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27 Oct ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Restorative justice: an effective alternative to other justice approaches? Restorative justice is being adopted in various national and cultural contexts as a response to crime. The core idea underpinning this model of justice is that of bringing together victims and perpetrators - as well as, on occasion, their families and members...

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