Domestic Abuse

Theresa May launches domestic abuse bill

Has Theresa May gone far enough in her fight against domestic abuse?

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Moya Crockett
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    Life

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    Life

    Nearly 2,000 women face homelessness this year because of domestic abuse

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Women of Twitter share advice on what to do if you witness domestic abuse in public

These simple techniques could help you intervene

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Megan Murray
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Judge tells man who admitted coercive and controlling behaviour there are "plenty more fishes in the sea"
Life

UK judge tells convicted abuser that there are “lots more fishes in the sea”

The comments set a dangerous precedent.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Jess Phillips Labour MP
Visible Women

Jess Phillips responds to rape comments targeted at her, again

“What do women have to do to end this?”

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Hollie Richardson
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Gaslight
Life

What is gaslighting and could it be happening in your relationship?

From a belittling partner to a boss who shuts you down, gaslighting can happen anywhere

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Megan Murray
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Moya Crockett
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These new guidelines will change how the media reports domestic violence deaths

For the families of women killed by violent current and former partners, it couldn’t come a moment too soon.

Lucy Mangan

Lucy Mangan says we’re not angry enough about horrific domestic violence statistics

Society needs to stop ignoring an epidemic of abuse and start doing something about it.

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Lucy Mangan
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Analysis: Sally Challen murder conviction overturned following allegations of coercive control
People

Sally Challen’s case signals a vital shift in attitudes towards coercive control

Sally Challen killed her husband after allegedly suffering decades of abuse. Now, she’s had her murder conviction overturned.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

The Lorena Bobbitt documentary vows to finally tell her side of the story

The woman who cut off her husband’s penis after years of alleged abuse is the subject of a new true crime series

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Beauty

Make-up isn’t trivial. For these 4 women, it was life-changing

An acid attack survivor, a trans activist, a woman who escaped domestic abuse and a cancer patient discuss the healing power of beauty products

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Kate Faithfull-Williams
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Life

3 women on whether the government’s new domestic abuse bill goes far enough

A survivor, a legal expert and a campaigner discuss the merits of the government’s ‘landmark’ new legislation.

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Moya Crockett
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Amber Heard at the Aquaman premiere
People

Amber Heard says she was abused for speaking out against Johnny Depp

“I had the rare vantage point of seeing, in real time, how institutions protect men accused of abuse,” says Amber Heard.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Stylist Team
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“I am a survivor of domestic abuse. This is my story”

Warning: this story might be difficult to read.

Life

For once, we’ve got some good news for women’s refuges

Women fleeing domestic violence will no longer be shut out of refuges, after the government dropped plans for funding changes.

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Moya Crockett
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People

Amber Heard denies Johnny Depp’s claims that she punched him in the face

“These allegations are totally false.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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People

Comic Con 2018 sparks controversy with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard appearance

“Unreal and irresponsible”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

How digital devices are being used to enable domestic abuse

A list offering guidance has been published online.

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Susan Devaney
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Long Reads

This is the danger of gaslighting in relationships

A victim of gaslighting explains why the warning signs are so easy to miss

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Eve Wagstaff
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“Why the ‘poor’ Johnny Depp narrative is dangerous”
Long Reads

“Why the ‘poor’ Johnny Depp narrative is dangerous”

Men are always painted as sympathetic and complex creatures, women as collateral damage

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Kayleigh Dray
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Anonymous
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“Why you should never date the guy who tells you not to order dessert”

Kelly Brook’s recent comments about her boyfriend have triggered alarm bells for some

People

Why Nicole Kidman would “cry alone” after filming Big Little Lies

Playing the role of a domestic abuse victim was emotionally exhaustive.

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Susan Devaney
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