Gov Victims Funding Strategy


The government Victims Funding Strategy will set the vision for how to fund the victim support sector more sustainably and ensure victims and survivors are able to access the support they need.

Domestic Abuse Statutory Guidance


The Government has produced statutory guidance for organisations.

Investigation and prosecution of rape Eighth Report of Session 2021–22


Police forces in England and Wales recorded the highest number of rapes and sexual offences in a 12-month period in the year to September.

Government Domestic Abuse Plan


The Government has produced its plan for tackling domestic and sexual abuse

National Statement of Expectations


The Government have produced a national statement of expectations for implementing the Domestic Violence Plan

Court Observations of English rape and sexual assault trials in 2019


The report showed the continued presence of rape myths, the role of digital communications evidence & shone a light on cross-examination practices directed at mothers in cases relating to CSA.

Sexual Violence and Assault against Older People in Hospitals in England 2021


Hourglass has worked with Researcher Amanda Warburton-Wynn to publish new findings on sexual violence and assault against older people in hospitals.

Tackling Violence Against Women & Girls


Government Plan to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls 2021

Holding it together: The courage, resilience, and innovation of Rape Crisis Centres during the Covid-19 pandemic


This report demonstrates how the Rape Crisis network responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Men Who Buy Sex: who they buy and what they know


This research is timely. Addressing the human rights violations in prostitution is being discussed in the UK and the EU today.

Influencing Commissioners


‘Influencing Commissioners’ has been developed as a resource for projects funded through the National Lottery Community Fund’s Women and Girls Initiative (WGI).

The value of small: In-depth research into the distinctive contribution, value and experiences of small and medium-sized charities in England and Wales


This research has focused on identifying the distinctive contribution and value of SMCs operating at a local level in England and Wales and understanding the funding challenges they face.