This joint position paper produced by Engender with Scottish Women’s Aid, Scottish Refugee Council and Close the Gap draws together the multiple ways in which women are penalised by cuts to the benefits and tax credits system, and describes the gender inequality that accounts for these impacts.
The internet makes it very easy for people to connect quickly with others and to find out and send very personal information. It also allows people to hide who they really are and what they are doing. Some people use the internet to harm others – this could be someone they know or a stranger. Online technology is featuring increasingly as a factor involved in some instances of sexual violence reported by survivors and can also facilitate and aggravate different forms of abuse, including stalking, grooming, controlling and bullying. RCS has also produced information to help people to stay safe online and with suggestions of what to do if things go wrong.
The materials are aimed at parents and carers, children and young people, and people who are dating or conducting relationships online but RCS may add to the series. RCS is committed to keeping up to date with developments in this area and will continue to update its resources and website.
The full paper can be accessed here.