Domestic Violence

6 Ways Men Can Be An Ally To Women In The Battle Against Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Following the extensive accusations against Harvey-Weinstein, and the rapid growth of the #MeToo movement, it feels like society could finally be abou...

Shaking The Shackles Of Abuse

Anneli Roberts | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK
Anneli Roberts

Being in an abusive relationship is like being outside and alone in a hurricane. The insults, criticism and threats weather you over time. Your worst fears and memories used against you, leaving you feeling raw and exposed. You're exhausted from all the fighting and chaos, but you just have to keep dodging obstacles.

Is Your Child Violent Towards You? This Dad Wants You to Know You're Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Parents

A dad has shared his experience of being physically hurt by his son, to let other parents know that being subjected to violence from their children is...

Suzy Lamplugh Trust Wins Funding To Fight Stalking By 'Rehabilitating' Offenders

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Politics

A charity dedicated to helping victims of stalking has won funding for a world-first project which aims to ‘rehabilitate’ offenders. The Suzy Lamp...

Why I Am Donating My First Jane Austen £10 To Women's Aid

Nicky Clark | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Clark

I want to thank Women's Aid. I'm crying as I write this because if ever there was a definition of love, their organisation is the physical manifestation of it. We survived our situation because my father left and later married someone else. But many women have to flee or die.

UK Banks Need To Protect Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Jean Hatchet | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Jean Hatchet

Abusive men come in all shapes and sizes. Their tactics are less varied. The reason abused women can sit together and discuss abuse so easily is becau...

7 Ways You Might Be Abusing Your Partner, Without Even Realising It

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Domestic abuse affects approximately 2 million victims in the UK every single year - equivalent to 7.7% of the female and 4.4% of the male population....

Anonymous Voting 'Will Help Domestic Abuse Survivors Regain Their Voice'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.09.2017 | UK

More domestic abuse survivors should be able to take part in elections after the Government confirmed plans to make it easier to register to vote anon...

Join Refuge On 9 September To Walk4 A World Without Domestic Violence

Sandra Horley CBE | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK
Sandra Horley CBE

One of the most common myths I have to address time and again about domestic violence is the idea that it is rare. Even though social attitudes have ...

Social Care Can't Just Be There For When A Family Is In Meltdown

Kate Mulley | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK
Kate Mulley

If the Government is serious about looking after the most vulnerable children in society, it must urgently re-invest in local services that are proven to tackle the root causes of neglect and abuse - not just hope it can firefight the symptoms.

Tories Stall On Manifesto Pledge To Help Victims Of Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Politics

Victims of domestic violence could face a longer wait for the housing help they were promised by the government. The Tories set out a new, more robus...

Sexism Drives Us To Tears - Now We're Going To Laugh In Its Face

Ava Vidal | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK
Ava Vidal

I have never been one to shy away from talking about personal experiences in my live shows, I am now encouraging other women to do the same. I have experienced sexism that is not just every day, but institutional and cultural at every level. Rather than be defeated by this, I am embarking on a project that will empower women facing the same to talk about their experience, and hopefully be part of making a change.

Let's Work Together To Craft A Domestic Violence And Abuse Bill With Real Teeth And Resources

Katie Ghose | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

This is the moment for us all to get to work to ensure the new law reflects the reality of survivors' experiences and helps them to forge escape routes, not put up additional barriers. In the Women's Aid movement, our ambition knows no limits. We are here to empower women so that all survivors can escape domestic violence and if we come together to craft an ambitious law with real teeth and resources, that day will come ever closer.

Six Women Who've Had Affairs Reveal What It's Really Like To Be The 'Other Woman'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The ‘other woman’ is a loaded phrase we often use to describe women who are involved in affairs, but have you ever stopped to wonder why there isn...

The Domestic Abuse Survivor - Because Of You

Emma Chaplin | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Chaplin

But as a woman grown. As a survivor of your torment and abuse, I see how much I terrified you. A woman nearly 10 years your junior pushing for a social agenda that saw equality among the sexes, that threatened your dominance, your very place in this world. How very dare I.

We Need To Talk About Johnny Depp

Selene Nelson | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Selene Nelson

We didn't want to talk about how a beloved public figure might be capable of abuse. But this is a conversation we need to have. Because while public opinion of this case might change, the memory of the mistrust, of the victim blaming, and the vilification of Amber Heard will remain.

Lost In The Fog Of Domestic Abuse: A Survivor's Experience

Leah Nasilia | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Leah Nasilia

It took 10 years of sporadic physical and emotional abuse and two years of counselling from a specialist domestic abuse worker before my fog cleared and I built the strength to leave. Walking away is the best thing I did, nevertheless, in my opinion, there is potential for the fog to return at times so we need to be proactive in preventing it and supporting women, like me, disperse it when it does.

The Domestic Violence And Abuse Bill Is A Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity

Polly Neate | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics
Polly Neate

For too long women and children have been left facing a postcode lottery of services and a justice system that does not understand their experiences, keep them safe or deal with their abusers effectively. It is imperative that this country's response to domestic abuse does not simply stay focused on managing risk as it has done previously, but places the survivor at the centre; working with her needs and strengths to build long term safety and independence for her and her children.

What Do Adoption, Suicidality And HIV Have In Common? The Answer Lies In Childhood Trauma

Alison Barnes | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK
Alison Barnes

Seven-year-old Ralph finds school challenging. While his classmates work intently on the maths task at hand, he fidgets, screams, pokes the child next...

Investment In The Future Begins With Babies

Clair Rees | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Parents
Clair Rees

The quality of everyday physical and emotional experiences they have with parents, families, caregivers and communities all determine the strength of the foundation. The strength of the foundation we give babies now will help determine the strength of our nation's potential in the future. All of this begins in pregnancy.

Why Was Natalie Hemming Murdered And How Was Her Killer Caught?

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK

Mother-of-three Natalie Hemming vanished seemingly without trace from her home in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, on Sunday 1 May 2016. 48 hours later...

How Did Being With An Abusive Partner Inform My Methodology Of Using Kindness To Overcome Unhelpful Neurology?

Anna Pinkerton | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pinkerton

It's no accident that I founded Kindness Incorporated™ having been in a relationship with the most unkind person I had ever met. Of course, he didn't show up that way, and this 'trick' hurt me deeply.

How Many More Women Like Alice Ruggles Have To Die Before We Learn Our Lesson?

Polly Neate | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Polly Neate

How many more women must die before we learn the lessons? Dhillon made a choice to kill Alice. Two women a week, on average, are killed by a current or former intimate partner in England and Wales. It's not a crime of passion. It's not a fatal attraction, or a man driven mad by love, or a woman who secretly or subconsciously wants to be harmed. Men kill women because they can. And they can, not because women let them - but because our society, our culture lets them.

Tory Philip Davies Slammed For Saying Men Are Minority Because They Suffer Less Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK

Tory MP Philip Davies has been slammed for arguing men are a vulnerable minority when it comes to domestic violence during a heated exchange with Wome...

Our Father Killed Our Mum And Sister - But My Brother's Strength Saved Me

Luke Hart | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK
Luke Hart

Nothing can ever replace what we lost on the 19th July and no words can describe what we have endured. Each and every day, I still feel the panic and scramble for the reset button, struggling with the feeling that somehow we live in the wrong world. For the rest of our lives, we must learn to deal with what happened on that day.