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Stella McCartney hosts festival this weekend.

Stella McCartney is holding a festival this weekend to raise funds for domestic violence aid

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Hollie Richardson
  • Tom Meighan
    Life

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

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    Long Reads

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

  • JK Rowling
    People

    Domestic abuse charities condemn tabloid’s treatment of JK Rowling

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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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Erin Cardiff
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Dominic Cummings
Life

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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Moya Crockett
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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.
Life

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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Hollie Richardson
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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.

Domestic Abuse Bill returns to parliament.
Life

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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Moya Crockett and Hollie Richardson
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Rihanna SAvage x Fenty
People

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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Kayleigh Dray
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Angelina Jolie
People

Angelina Jolie calls out the hidden cost of child abuse that is being fuelled by lockdown

The actor and UN special envoy has highlighted the plight of vulnerable children during the coronavirus crisis.

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Anna Brech
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Jess Phillips online abuse
People

Jess Phillips wants us to know the names of women killed by domestic violence

“I saw the sirens and heard the roar, and knew I would have to read out her name.”

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Hollie Richardson
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Opinion

Amie Harwick’s death is another example of how the US legal system views domestic violence

The treatment of her alleged murderer is a damning indictment of America’s judicial system.

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Alicia Lutes
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People

Hannah Clarke’s death exposes how far people will go to deny male violence

Hannah and her children are the victims in this terrible story. Let’s not forget that, or them.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Hollie Richardson
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Over half of women killed by men in the UK are murdered by a partner or an ex

New findings show the highest number of women killed by men since the census began.

Domestic Abuse Bill UK 2019
Life

Judges are being called out for dismissing rape claims in a powerful letter

The way judges deal with rape and abuse in family cases is “outdated”.

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Hollie Richardson
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The Invisible Man: Elisabeth Moss and Oliver Jackson-Cohen star in gaslighting horror movie
People

The Invisible Man transforms ‘joke’ villain into abusive, gaslighting monster

“I saw an opportunity to change people’s perceptions of what The Invisible Man was,” says director Leigh Whannell.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Female homicide rises
Life

These statistics on female homicide victims show why we need to pass the Domestic Abuse Bill

“No woman fleeing domestic abuse should be turned away from safety.”

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Heloise Wood
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Long Reads

“I am a survivor of domestic abuse. This is my story”

Warning: this story might be difficult to read.

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Stylist Team
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Domestic abuse: how digital devices are being used to enable abusive behaviour
Life

How technology is enabling perpetrators of domestic abuse to continue their behaviour

New figures have revealed how widespread the problem of tech abuse is in the UK.

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Susan Devaney
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People

Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist reveals she is a “survivor of domestic violence”

“I learned what it felt like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly.”

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Jessica Rapana
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Megan Murray
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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.

Life

Evan Rachel Wood's domestic violence bill has been signed into law

"Bad things can happen to you, but you can rise out of the ashes."

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Emily Reynolds
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