Rights for women in refuge

September 7, 2016

The government has announced it will make it easier for people to register to vote anonymously, a change for which charities working with women who have experienced domestic abuse have long campaigned.

The charities argue that while it can be vital for women who have escaped violent relationships to conceal their whereabouts, the current hurdles for being allowed to remain off the public electoral roll are very high.

Those seeking to register anonymously have to present either a court order or other legal document, or a letter from a senior police officer or another very high-ranking official.

 

The constitution minister, Chris Skidmore, told parliament on Wednesday that the government would look at simplifying the qualifying evidence necessary to register anonymously.  Read the full article on the Guardian website.

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