Is banning girl gang members from social media really the best way to stop sexual abuse?

New government guidelines could see female gang members face curbs on social media usage and injunctions that stop them associating with potential perpetrators. Jodie Woodward, senior manager at anti-violence against women charity Nia, said: “We’d be very concerned about the use of any measures that place the blame with the women who are the victims, rather than the male perpetrator... The use of those injunctions is essentially blaming, punishing and potentially criminalising young women experiencing violence and abuse.”

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