Refuge

Refuge Provision - At Crisis Point?

Vera Baird QC | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Vera Baird QC

Statistically, by far the most dangerous time in an abusive relationship and when a women and her children are most likely to be killed is when she seeks help. It is crucial that she is able to leave her home and find a confidential place of safety away from the perpetrator. Without that women will be forced to return to the perpetrator just to ensure that she and her children are not homeless.

Courts Are Putting Victims of Domestic Violence in Danger

Annabel Burn | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Should a domestic violence victim face prison for withholding their safe/flee address? According to our Justice System and courts the answer is yes!

How To Help A Friend In An Abusive Relationship

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When the story of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi's "playful tiff" broke, there was much speculation as to what was going on behind the scenes. ...

Nigella and Charles: The Headlines Should Be a Collective Rejection of Domestic Violence

Luke Massey | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Luke Massey

While public interest and a macabre voyeurism are evidently powerful drivers in the media's coverage of Charles Saatchi's apparent assault on Nigella Lawson - the headlines everywhere should be a collective rejection of domestic violence.

Domestic Abuse - Terrorism in the Home

Annabel Burn | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

We live in a country that prides itself on it's freedom and equality, and yet thousands of women live here in terror. Domestic Abuse has recently bee...

WATCH: 'One Photo A Day' Domestic Violence Video Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A video documenting a year in the life of a domestic abuse victim has gone viral after being posted on social news site Reddit. Entitled 'One Photo...

How Mobile Phones Are Fighting Domestic Violence

Andrew Dunnett | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Dunnett

In the UK - where, unbeknown to many, two women die every week as a result of domestic violence - high smartphone and tablet penetration has enabled digital media to be used effectively in raising awareness.

Sarah O'Meara

Alesha Dixon Launches 'Support A Friend' Domestic Violence Quiz

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If the key to reducing cases of abuse in the home is to get people talking about the problem, then an interactive video quiz, supported by singer Ales...

How to Support a Survivor of Domestic Abuse

Sam Ambreen | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Ambreen

When 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives, we all need to be prepared to deal with the fact that it might happen to someone we love. If you suddenly found out that your sister was being abused by her loving, doting husband, how would you react?

Don't Cover It Up: The Real Women Behind the Lauren Luke Video

Sandra Horley CBE | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK
Sandra Horley CBE

Refuge today launched a hard-hitting video campaign with makeup artist Lauren Luke. In the video, Lauren applies makeup to cover what look like fresh cuts and bruises on her face. Her injuries are, in fact, fake, but for thousands of women up and down the country, this is the reality of their everyday lives.

'A Gentle Off-Tone Can Cover Any Fresh Bruising'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

Online make-up guru Lauren Luke has encouraged women to speak out if they are experiencing domestic violence in a campaign video for Refuge. The ch...