domestic violence

"I left school and college totally unprepared for the word of dating," says campaigner Faustine Petron.
"I was deeply unhappy, barely containing secrets that would soon devastate me emotionally and send me to the brink of suicide at the height of my fame."
The consequences of the defamation trial seem to have got lost in the media circus. But it could have a very chilling impact on domestic violence survivors.
Vicky Foxcroft has spoken up for the first time about being sexually abused as a child at the hands of her mother's abusive ex-partner.
Violence against women should be taken as seriously as terrorism, says police watchdog
Henny Beaumont wants to show others these are "real people who lost their lives” in her project, 'Disappearing Women'.
Campaigners are worried Covid will be used by perpetrators to be given lenient sentences – while women who kill after abuse get stiffer punishments.
For this change to offer justice to all women, the VAWG sector must learn to recognise trans women survivors as both the women and survivors that they are, writes Evie Muir.
Joining Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth to discuss how to improve things is shadow domestic violence minister Jess Phillips, who calls for cross-party talks, why Liz Truss needs to do more, and also whether the Hartlepool by-election will reveal the direction of travel for post-Brexit, post-pandemic Britain.
PM under pressure to act after powerful speeches from women peers urging better protection.