The murder of Sarah Everard continues to interact in the British press, as the Guardian newspaper addressed the government policy that must be followed in order to protect women from the violence that targets them, in addition to the questioning of the Telegraph newspaper about the feasibility of a possible return to the general lockdown in the United Kingdom in the context of combating the Corona virus.
In an article by writer Sirene Kyle, The Guardian touched on the need to take more stringent measures on male violence against women, in light of the case of Sarah Everard, a young British woman who was recently killed in South London.
Kyle argued that the government should have taken measures to protect women from violence, but instead “promised us more street lights, some undercover police officers, and proposals to register misogyny as a hate crime, which are symbolic policies that do little to reduce violence against women.”
The author said a life-saving policy would be to register men who stalk women. “The Paladin Charity Against Stalking has suggested that the stalker registry be a nationwide database of men convicted of stalking and domestic violence. The government would not need to build a new database from scratch – we already have a system to track these serial criminals quite often. It’s just that. The issue of adding these men to the Violence and Sex Perpetrator Register, which is already used to track sex offenders. “
Kyle explained that this policy requires that “these men be monitored by the police and they will be required by law to notify them if they are about to enter into a new relationship. The police will then be responsible for notifying potential partners of their offending history.”
“Early intervention is essential if we want to enable women to make informed choices about whether they really want to date violent and abusive men,” she added.
The Guardian article went on to say that studies found that “83% of domestic violence perpetrators are perpetrators of repeated abuse. They start with petty crimes, see how the police respond, and when nothing happens – in most cases nothing ever happens – they take heart. Their insult escalates to subtlety.” Sometimes fatal endings. “
“Two women per week are killed by current or former partners in the UK,” Kyle said. “Coronavirus has reinforced many women’s experience of abuse: During the lockdown, there was a 61% rise in calls and connections to domestic violence helplines.”
“The government has the capacity and the infrastructure to stop these men, and yet it is not doing so. Why doesn’t one link these efforts and protect women and girls from these violent men?”
“The patience of the country will run out.”
Turning to the Telegraph, the newspaper’s editorial discussed the passage of a year since the implementation of the general lockdown measures in the United Kingdom, questioning the necessity of a return to this closure.
The Telegraph said that a year ago, the Prime Minister said that “the emergency measures restricting the movement of people will be reviewed within three weeks, which led many to imagine that this would be a temporary public health way to overcome the virus.”
The editorial added that “despite the significant reduction in the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths through a combination of a third lockdown and the launch of a highly successful vaccine, the country is still subject to restrictions that should never be imposed on free people except in extreme circumstances, which it can be said that we no longer face them.” ”
“The deputies, who will be asked this week to renew emergency powers for another six months, must demand compelling evidence as to why this is necessary,” she said.
She added that Johnson “committed to a road map to open the country on specific dates, but reserved the right to delay that in certain circumstances.”
“Although it was once said that restrictions will be eased when the NHS is no longer in danger of burnout now, the benchmark appears to be the number of new daily cases present,” she said.
The editorial said, “A year ago, there were doubts that the British would abide by such restrictions on their lives, yet they did, partly because many got paid to do so but also because they always believed there was an end in sight.” “.
“Although this end date continued to decline, the road map has revived hope. If it is shattered again, the country will lose patience. The increase in protests that extremist rioters are now hijacking, as it did in Bristol on Sunday, may be the result of it,” she concluded. This frustration. “