Domestic Violence.

This Billboard Sums Up Why We Can't Look Away When It Comes To Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Commuters making their way through London's Canary Wharf on the morning of Thursday 5 March were presented with a choice: to face the effects of domes...

Women Experiencing Domestic Violence Suffer For Nearly 3 Years

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women who suffer at the hands of domestic violence are stuck in their situation for nearly three years, on average, before getting the help they need,...

Making Everyone Count

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

We must show our children that they matter and that they have inalienable rights. We must show our fellow brothers and sisters that they need not suffer violence in silence. We must show our friends and families that there is dignity in reporting death.

Fifty Shades of Realism

Clare Allington | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Allington

Let's not shy away from the fact that the protagonist is actually a sadistic abuser and bully which is apparent to anyone with an ounce of common sense; and is sold as opening a doorway to a lifestyle that is shrouded in mystery for many.

New Stats Reveal Shocking Fact About Those Who Murder Women

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

New statistics revealed by a campaign group show a harrowing trend - 46% of women killed by men are murdered by their boyfriends, husbands or exes. ...

Femicide Census: Why We're Counting Dead Women

Polly Neate | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK
Polly Neate

The systems in place to protect women from male violence are not working. The Femicide Census, launched today, makes that clear... We hope the census will be a wake up call to our imminent new government, of whatever colour, to ensure that one agency locally is held accountable for understanding and meeting the needs of women experiencing and escaping domestic violence, to preserve the national network of life-saving women's refuges, and above all to make solving this crisis one of the most urgent social policy priorities.

HIV and Gender-based Violence: What are the Costs of Inaction?

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

Too often, the great promise of campaigns and programmes is lost or undermined when the funding ends and the funders move on, looking for the next innovation. Or a new issue comes along and takes the headlines, and with it donor attention and dollars.

'Fifty Shades Of Grey Glamorises Domestic Violence'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fifty Shades Of Grey "glamorises" domestic violence and dangerously romanticises the idea that women can fix broken men, campaigners have said. Ahe...

Why I Hope This Week Marks a Turning Point for Women in Northern Ireland

Dawn Purvis | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Dawn Purvis

We're so grateful for her call and all those like it. But this week, I have reason to hope that 'those at the top' in Northern Ireland may be compelled to think again when it comes to their stance on abortion.

Can Emotional Abuse Ever be Proven?

Stacey Lucas | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK
Stacey Lucas

According to the NSPCC, emotional abuse includes humiliation, threats, blaming towards a child. The overall definition is not much different for adults.

Labour Will Put Tackling Domestic Violence Centre Stage - And New Research May Provide Fresh Tools for the Job

Vera Baird QC | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics
Vera Baird QC

The next Labour Government must work with that conclusion to bring a wholesale change from coercive behaviour in order to protect the next generation of women.

Domestic Violence: I Am Not 'Just Going to Deal With It'

Ann Yip | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Yip

It's easy to write about domestic violence as statistical figures, as if it's happened to others, possibly those with backgrounds dissimilar to your own. But writing about it as an experience not only of yours, but of others around you, is another matter...

Husband Stabs Wife For 'Small Penis' Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

A man from Surat, India could be facing two years in prison for stabbing his wife with a kitchen knife - because she apparently made a joke about ...

Theresa May's New Domestic Coercion Laws May Not Work

Bob Morgan | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The government is planning new laws against coercive and controlling behavior within relationships - this could include financial control - preventing a partner seeing friends and things like setting oppressive house 'rules'.

A Breakthrough Victory for the Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign

Laura Richards | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Politics
Laura Richards

On December 18 the Government announced that it would introduce legislation to create a criminal offence of coercive control. The aim of the new law is to protect domestic violence victims from sustained patterns of psychological abuse. The maximum sentence for anyone found guilty could be imprisonment for up to five years.

Now the Law CAN Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

Rhea Gargour | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Rhea Gargour

Today, our legal system is one step closer to being able to hold domestic violence perpetrators accountable for their crimes. It is one step closer to being able to accurately depict the true nature of domestic violence within the courtroom and further protect victims of domestic violence and their children.

An Abusive Relationship Can Creep Up on You

Susan Leigh | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Imagine you went on a first date with someone who was sarcastic, nasty, disparaging towards you. It's hard to believe that you would agree to a second date. Yet an abusive relationship can creep up on us and have us gradually accepting that behaviour, justifying it, perhaps even feeling that we are in some way responsible for it happening.

Violence Against Women Is Not a Private Matter, It Is a Global Public Health Problem of Epidemic Proportions

Dr. Claudia Garcia Moreno Esteva | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Dr. Claudia Garcia Moreno Esteva

The time has come for health systems to play their part in a multisectoral response to end violence against women that is consistent with their countries' commitments to the promotion of both public health and human rights.

A Day to Stand Up for Victims of LGBT* Domestic Violence and Abuse

Jo Harvey Barringer | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Harvey Barringer

10 December marks a historic day for LGBT* people, when thousands of gay couples across the UK are able to convert their civil partnerships into marriage. But as we celebrate this milestone in our history, perhaps it is also about time we speak out about the other, often hidden, side of LGBT* marriages and relationships.

What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls?

Emma Fulu | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Emma Fulu

Today, on International Human Rights Day, the DFID- flagship programme, What Works to Prevent Violence, is unveiling the recipients of its global research and innovation grants. Eighteen cutting-edge projects to prevent violence against women and girls have been sele

Panorama Shows 'Why She Doesn't Leave'

Polly Neate | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Polly Neate

There is a wall of ignorance standing between victims of domestic violence and the rest of us. The constant question "why doesn't she just leave him?" has such a simple answer: she fears she will be killed. The two women a week who are killed, on average, by a partner or former partner, bear silent witness to this.

Potty-Mouthed Princesses Are Back, And This Time They're Covered In Bruises

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The potty-mouthed princesses are back, and this time they're raising awareness about violence against women. The girls catapulted onto our radar la...

Domestic Violence: Breaking the Silence

Jenny Florence | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Florence

One evening, I came home, house tidy, dinner on its way; by now my eldest daughter was at university. My twins were sitting at his computer in the small den just off the kitchen. The computer crashed, as can happen, and for the first time I saw another side of this man. He exploded into a torrent of pure aggression.

It's Not About 'Bullying Husbands', It's About Domestic Violence

Rhea Gargour | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Rhea Gargour

On Sunday, many news outlets were reporting that psychological abuse and coercive control were going to be criminalised. Some articles used sensational headlines to grab attention, leading to comments that complained of a "nanny state", arguing that such a law was unenforceable.

Which Ex-Partner Would End Up In Prison According to This New Law?

Sacha Wise | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Sacha Wise

Our voice often stays silent. Often, we try not to be heard stepping on eggshells constantly. This is an emotional abusive relationship, where we love to the point of brokenness and then want to scream out loud from the anguish that is usually turned on mute.