Is it? I thought it was domestic violence. Well, that was the headline yesterday, anyway.
And 'women'? What, all of them?
No, of course not:
The new cross-Government strategy aimed at tackling violence against women will only be effective if issues that most affect ethnic minority women are properly addressed.Ah, I see. Each little faction in the Victimhood Poker hand is now fighting for its share of the cake...
The End Violence Against Women Coalition, which includes Amnesty International, said only one in ten local authorities have specialist services designed to deal with the forms of violence that affect ethnic groups.Well, women may be downtrodden, abused creatures all across the land, but you can't help but look at that extract and see one glaring fact, can you?
Holly Dustin, manager of the coalition, said: "I think the response from statutory agencies can be very poor for all women but there can be a particular lack of understanding for ethnic minorities."
On lessons for children, she added: "We would expect that all forms of violence against women, including forced marriages and such, would be dealt with in an age appropriate way for children at primary and secondary school for the strategy to be effective."
Professor Liz Kelly, chair of the EVAW, said: "We know that women still face a postcode lottery when seeking support and much funding for existing services, such as rape crisis centres, refuges and services for ethnic minority women, is increasingly fragile.
"Women across the country will be dismayed if the strategy does not include a coherent plan for secure and sustainable funding for vital front line women's services."
Heather Harvey, campaign manager for Amnesty International UK Stop Violence Against Women campaign, added: “The real test will be whether the government can end postcode lotteries over services and create new, joined-up thinking over combating violence against women.
“This means understanding particular needs in particular communities."
Some women are making out like bandits!