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Threatening to share revenge porn will become a criminal offence under new law changes

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    “What happened when my ex threatened to share my nudes with my colleagues”

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    What life is like at Christmas when you have nowhere to live

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How to identify toxic behaviours early on in any relationship

Abuse can be so subtle at first that over time you may realise you’ve had your autonomy taken away from you but can’t quite identify why or when it started.

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FKA twigs sues ex Shia LaBeouf for alleged sexual battery, assault and emotional distress

The singer says her relationship with the actor involved “relentless” abuse.

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Say her name: outrage as BBC trailer fails to name murder victim Reeva Steenkamp

Like so many others before her, Steenkamp's legacy is being erased.

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Anna Brech
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Entertainment

Do you know the difference between love and coercive control?

For a new televised social experiment, journalist Ellie Flynn brings together a group of young people to see if they understand what coercive control means.

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“We’ve got to do something”: Victoria Derbyshire on tonight’s vital Panorama on domestic violence

The BBC journalist on how the stay at home order impacted abuse victims.

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Rape convictions are at an all time low, and it is a “national emergency”

The figures are being described as “dismal” by campaigners.

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The real story behind those black-and-white selfies on Instagram

Read this before you jump on that ‘Challenge Accepted’ bandwagon.

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Celebrities calling for migrant women to be protected in domestic abuse bill: Naomie Harris, Gemma Chan, Dua Lipa, Thandie Newton
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Why these celebrities are calling for changes to the domestic abuse bill

"It shouldn’t matter if you’re born in this country or not – all victims deserve the right to seek police help and to have access to refuges."

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Johnny Depp arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on July 20, 2020 in London, England. The Hollywood Actor is suing News Group Newspapers (NGN) and the Sun's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an article published in 2018 that referred to him as a "wife beater" during his marriage to actor Amber Heard. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)
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Why those Johnny Depp and Amber Heard headlines are so dangerous

Jess Phillips has underlined the big problem with the tabloids’ coverage of the Johnny Depp libel trial.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Stella McCartney hosts festival this weekend.
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Stella McCartney is holding a festival this weekend to raise funds for domestic violence aid

Alicia Keys, Kelis and Brian Wilson are taking part.

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Hollie Richardson
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The Tom Meighan case shows why the way we talk about domestic abuse is so important

“If abuse is not named, it cannot be condemned.”

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How the domestic abuse bill fails migrant women – and what you can do to help

The current bill ignores migrant women – a glaring omission at a time when the UK’s racial inequalities are being laid bare.

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Domestic abuse charities condemn tabloid’s treatment of JK Rowling

“When newspapers publish domestic abuse stories from the perspective of the abusive partner, they are giving them further power and control.”

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Long Reads

Essential advice for anyone worried about being isolated while in a toxic relationship

We’ve spoken to experts and charities about the best way to seek advice and support.

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Dominic Cummings is using a loophole designed to protect domestic abuse victims

Jess Phillips has pointed out that the loophole was not devised with childcare in mind – and Cummings, as one of the people behind the rules, should know that.

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Life

What it’s really like to work in domestic abuse services during lockdown

“Covid-19 has changed everything.”

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Moya Crockett
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Channel 5 domestic abuse documentary.
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Why the reaction to this Channel 5 documentary is so important

How To Leave Your Abusive Partner Safely In Lockdown has got the internet talking.

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Hollie Richardson
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Gogglebox is returning in September.
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This Gogglebox moment is an important reminder about domestic abuse

Jenny has some wise words about the Coronation Street coercive control storyline.

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The domestic abuse bill has finally returned to parliament – so what’s next?

A new version of the domestic abuse bill is now making its way through parliament. But what will it really mean for women?

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Rihanna makes vital point about domestic violence survivors in lockdown

And, in doing so, gives us 2.1 million more reasons to respect her.

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