OFN Friday Digest
The OFN brings you a roundup of the week's news relevant to Older Women.

A roundup of the latest news relevant to Older Women:

Brits Go Gender Neutral, and Women Disappear

The top category in a major music award, the Brit Award, went ‘gender-neutral’ — and this year’s nominees were all men.

Women Killed by Their Sons

The Femicide Census, co-founded by Clarrie O’Callaghan and Karen Ingala Smith, which records the death of every woman killed by a man in England and Wales, has reported that the number of women killed by sons has risen alarmingly since 2016. Also, figures on grandmothers killed by grandsons are up. While younger women are more at risk of being killed by a partner or ex-partner, it is women in their 60s and older who are at risk from their older sons and grandsons.

Access Denied: Digital-only council services exclude older Londoners who are offline

    The campaigning charity, Age UK London, has released the results of a Freedom of Information (FOI) request made to 33 London councils requesting information on the availability of support for people without internet access. They found that a third (31%) of councils in London don’t offer a way to apply for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction without using the internet.

    Are you over 55 and worried about domestic or sexual abuse?

    Solace Women’s Aid, a London-based charity, has a project for women over 55 who are experiencing domestic abuse. Find out more.

    Can women in London ever trust the police again?

    In the Guardian, Harriet Wistrich, a solicitor and the director of the Centre for Women’s Justice which has been contacted by nearly 200 women since 2020 who were victims of domestic abuse or sexual offences by police officers, asks if women in Britain can ever trust the police again.

    CWJ Response To The Latest News On Metropolitan Police Officer David Carrick

    Leading legal charity, Centre for Women’s Justice, has released a statement in response to today’s disclosures regarding Met Police officer David Carrick. They recommend effective whistleblowing and investigation measures into police-perpetrated domestic abuse.



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