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James James

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Re: New U.K. domestic abuse bill won't apply in Ulster
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2019, 06:22:51 AM »
This news report article contains GRAPHIC TEXT and VISUAL CONTENT

"11 MAY 2019"
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/belfast-man-gary-peoples-jailed-16258120

"Belfast man Gary Peoples jailed for brutal attack on his wife days after she gave birth"

"Ms Armstrong said: “At times I just wanted to give up but I was determined to go through with it on behalf of other women who have suffered and who are still suffering from the effects of domestic violence."
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Helpline for anyone who believes they are suffering from domestic abuse or who requires discreet and confidential advice on the matter.

0808 802 141 = 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline
http://www.westerntrust.hscni.net/contact/3166.htm

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Re: New U.K. domestic abuse bill won't apply in Ulster
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2019, 10:21:18 PM »
Yes, terrible story.  :(
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Re: New U.K. domestic abuse bill won't apply in Ulster
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2019, 08:56:54 AM »
"9 May 2019"
Domestic Abuse Bill (Draft): Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 9th May 2019.

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2019-05-02.250455.h&p=24949

Question put by Stella Creasy M.P. Labour/Co-operative, Walthamstow.

Answered by John Penrose M.P. The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office.

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Re: New U.K. domestic abuse bill won't apply in Ulster
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2019, 07:23:04 PM »
Stella should know.  ;)
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Re: New U.K. domestic abuse bill won't apply in Ulster
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2019, 07:43:42 PM »
Stella should know.
Doubtless she does,  she has received numerous online rape threats and other misogynistic messages, and one sender of such abusive online messages was jailed for sending them.

She has also spoken about and campaigned for other very serious issues about women.

She has also suggested that misogyny should be made a hate crime.

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Re: New U.K. domestic abuse bill won't apply in Ulster
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2019, 02:35:01 PM »
"16th July 2019"
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49003726

"Domestic Abuse Bill to be introduced in Parliament"

"It is estimated that almost two million adults in England and Wales are victims of domestic abuse every year."

It will introduce a wide range of protective measures and assistance for victims of domestic abuse in England and Wales,... but not in Northern Ireland.

With one exception,...

"16th July 2019"
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49000816

"Domestic abuse bill: Coercive control 'to become offence in Northern Ireland' "

"Westminster legislation to protect domestic abuse victims from a form of bullying known as "coercive control" is to be extended to Northern Ireland, an ex-Stormont justice minister has said."

"Claire Sugden, Independent Unionist  MLA for East Londonderry who has campaigned for the law to be updated, hailed the move as a "huge success" for abuse victims."

"She said Northern Ireland provisions will be included in Westminster's Domestic Abuse Bill later on Tuesday."


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Re: New U.K. domestic abuse bill won't apply in Ulster
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2019, 05:37:48 PM »
BBC news report video about the announcement of the  change to the law.
https://twitter.com/bbcnewsline/status/1151111847048818688