Domestic Violence

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Violence against women and girls should be as much of “an absolute priority” as countering terrorism, says report

Male violence against women should be as much of a priority as terrorism, says report

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Amy Beecham
  • Sistah Space: domestic abuse charity launch “Valerie’s Law”petition and video campaign backed by Michaela Coel and FKA Twigs
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    “Black victims of domestic abuse aren’t taken seriously – this new law is fighting to change that”

  • Melanie Brown walks the red carpet ahead of the opening ceremony during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 28, 2019 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)Mel B recalls the “tiny” red flags she missed in her abusive relationship
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    Mel B recalls the red flags she missed in her abusive relationship

  • Ian Wright
    Podcasts

    Ian Wright recalls the anger he felt growing up in an abusive household

Latest Stories

Woman campaigning against violence
Politics

The domestic abuse bill has finally passed – but what does that actually mean for women?

Campaigners have responded to the new act.

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Hollie Richardson
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Beauty

7 great ways to help make hygiene poverty a thing of the past

These charity initiatives are working hard to beat hygiene poverty in the UK. Here's how you can donate beauty products to help those in need.

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Stylist Beauty Team
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Life

“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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Helen Bownass
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The real story behind those ‘Challenge Accepted’ posts on Instagram
Life

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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Kayleigh Dray
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Moya Crockett
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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."

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)
People

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.
Life

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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Long Reads

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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Pragna Patel
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JK Rowling
People

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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Kayleigh Dray
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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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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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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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Best non-fiction books of 2020
Books

Your guide to 2020’s best non-fiction books

From investigations into domestic violence to essays on modern life, these are 2020's best non-fiction books.

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Sarah Shaffi
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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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