Years after my abusive relationship ended, I’m still learning that I won’t magically heal, writes Alice.
The Case of Sally Challen, a new BBC documentary, reveals the inside story of the lengthy but successful legal battle to overturn mother's conviction.
‘It’s Only Because I Love You’ – This Is What It’s Like To Survive An Emotionally Abusive Relationship
I was cancelling plans with friends, and I was even timing my journey to and from work. Then I learned you should never feel uncomfortable or scared in a relationship, writes Jacqueline Ward.
Rosie Duffield MP shared her experience of coercive control in the House of Commons – and it resonated with women who've been there, too.
There is an epidemic of violence against women and girls in our country and the options for victims are decreasing. The impact of Sally's case on women’s safety, freedom and mental and physical health is enormous.
Coercive control became illegal in England and Wales in December 2015.
Financial coercion will be recognised as domestic abuse for the first time.
Men Have A Responsibility To Speak Out Against Toxic Masculinity That Breeds Male Violence And Coercive Control
My father's violence seemed to come out of nowhere. But we later understood that he killed my mother and sister as an ultimate act of control over all of our lives
When you bear in mind that 75% of abused women who are murdered are killed after (or as they attempt to) they leave their partners, a victim looking for housing is at risk and needs the governments' help and support.
Having children changes your life in so many ways, not least because you acquire a protective instinct that makes you want to protect them from harm or hurt. I remember feeling this protectiveness instantly when my first child was born.
To my particular abuser, who did many but not all of the things above, I say this. Every time I say sorry for no reason. That's on you. Every time I flinch at a raised voice. That's on you. Every time I wake sweating from a nightmare of what you did. That's on you. Every time I cry remembering the things you did and said. That's on you.
On 29th December 2015 the new offence of "Coercive or controlling behaviour in an intimate or family relationship" came into
My name is Jennifer and I am a young married mum of 3 children. I am also a 'survivor'. I often think that being a 'survivor
Helen Is Set To Face Rob In Family Courts - Here's How We're Campaigning For Real Helens With Child First
Life imitates art again. As Helen faces Rob in the family courts in The Archers, our Child First campaign, which is calling for radical change to the family court system in order to protect survivors of domestic abuse and their children, is going to Parliament.
When Women's Aid began working with The Archers on the depiction of coercive control - the gradual erosion of Helen's freedom, self-esteem and relationships by her controlling, abusive husband Rob - we hoped it would help increase public understanding of this sinister crime that is at the heart of domestic abuse. It has certainly done so.
It is just a shame that with this new law, the government did not provide new pots of funding to increase the knowledge base on the subject, and how to use the new powers.
Parental alienation harms children, it is coercive control of a child by a mother or father determined to use them to further their own emotional aims and objectives after family separation.
If So Many Of Us Are Unhappy With The State Of Society, Why Do So Many Of Us Choose To Turn A Blind Eye?
An interesting discussion kicked off in my parent's lounge today, over our Saturday morning coffee. "How is the book (Fools
December 2015 was memorable for me. I published my first book Fools' Words, a fictionalised memoir drawn from my own experience
Young people and teenagers are far less likely than adults to know where to turn for help, and research shows that if parents think they would know if their daughter was being abused by a boyfriend, they are kidding themselves. Only a tiny minority of teenage victims would tell a parent. The new criminal offence is a significant step forward.