Consultation Response

“Loyalist women are less likely to report due to lack of trust in the police and a reluctance to be seen to be bringing the police into the area, paramilitarisation and the pressure that it will be used to make the community look bad, play into the ‘thug’ narrative.”

“He also said he was ex PSNI and had done traces on me.”

“Violence towards women and girls is a cornerstone of oppression and all forms of violence in Northern Ireland”

This response specifically examines the effects of paramilitaries on women in Northern Ireland by highlighting their lived experiences, as captured by WPG primary research. Through this research, we have heard from women across Northern Ireland who have consistently highlighted the problem of paramilitaries, in relation to violence against women and girls.

You can read the response here.