Domestic Violence

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.

'You're My Hero,' Man Tells Brother Who Supported Him After Mum And Sister Murdered

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A man whose father killed his mother, sister and himself has written a heartfelt letter to his hero - his little brother who helped him get “through...

The Shocking Reality Of Our Police And Domestic Abuse

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Domestic abuse thrives on ignorance and laziness. Perpetrators succeed wherever they can get away with it. When a policeman fails to do his job properly, a victim is at risk of death and a perpetrator goes to bed smiling. The police must rethink the ways they deal with DV, in particular how they handle the complex issues and needs of its victims.

The Police And State Agencies Must Do More To Protect Victims Of Domestic Violence

Sandra Horley CBE | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Sandra Horley CBE

In my 38 years working on the front line against domestic violence I have seen time and again how the justice system can fail women and girls when the...

Abuser Spared Jail Over Cricket Contract Claim Faces Sentence Review

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK

A man spared jail for beating his wife with a cricket bat after telling a court he would lose an offer to play professional cricket is to have his sen...

This Shocking Scene Reveals The True Reality Of Living With Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK

The brutal reality of living with domestic violence has been laid bare with this shocking image. Tweeted by Inspector Jack Rowlands of the Met Police,...

Are You Too Intelligent To Be The Victim Of A Crime?

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

When my ex-partner tried to murder me by putting a gun to my head, I was at the top of my game. I had reached a point with my PR companies where I was the go-to for giving voice to the voiceless; I was winning awards for making waves in marketing and diversity. Yes, I consider myself to be an intelligent woman. I also had a vast circle of friends and colleagues and a close-knit family. My greatest obstacle to freedom was my own overbearing feeling of shame.

Phillips Hits Out At Judge For Sending 'Dangerous' Message To Victims Of Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK

Labour MP Jess Phillips has branded a judge’s remarks that a man guilty of domestic abuse should not be jailed because his victim was not seen as vu...

Ride For Murdered Women

Jean Hatchet | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Jean Hatchet

Yesterday a judge told a man who forced a woman to drink bleach, hit her with a cricket bat and urged her to kill herself that he could walk away and ...

How Raw Is 'Too Raw'?

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I know that triggers are complex, unpredictable and create unique reactions. As a psychologist, I get that. What I don't get is how an honest and real talk featuring a few clips can be 'too raw' when it comes to the ugly field of Domestic Abuse.

I'm Proud Of This Government's Action On Domestic Abuse

Suella Fernandes | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Politics
Suella Fernandes

Domestic violence destroys lives. We need to keep on empowering women to come forward, knowing they have the full backing of the justice system and they won't be failed. As a Conservative, and a women, I am enormously proud that this Government is working to protect the most vulnerable women.