Domestic Violence

  • Life

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

  • 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”

  • Why the media must change how it speaks about women killed by their partners
    Life

    These new guidelines will change how the media reports domestic violence deaths

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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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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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Visible Women

Women’s rights are being damaged because of Brexit, says Jess Phillips

The Labour MP says that Brexit is disrupting legislation that would have helped women

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Moya Crockett
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Megan Murray
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Jessica Chastain’s Eve director drops out following abuse backlash

Matthew Newton has released a statement confirming his departure from the film

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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“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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Opinion

“How dare people compare Maya Angelou to men accused of domestic violence?”

She was a sex worker. They were alleged abusers. They’re not the same thing.

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Moya Crockett
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Long Reads

“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

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Anonymous
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Kayleigh Dray
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How Janet Jackson used her iconic BBMAs moment to shine a light on abuse

“We will no longer be controlled, manipulated, or abused”

Visible Women

Meet the singer turning her experience of domestic abuse into music

Georgia Meek wants her ‘liberation’ anthems to inspire other survivors.

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Natasha Preskey
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Long Reads

What it's really like to answer phones at the National Domestic Violence Helpline

“You put the phone down and you’re left wondering, what if?”

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Sir Patrick Stewart poses during a portrait session on day three of the 14th annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 8, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIFF)
People

Sir Patrick Stewart emotionally recalls his father's violence towards his mother

“We would just try and put our bodies between them”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

How domestic abuse victims are being blocked from accessing legal aid

Thousands of victims are denied free legal representation as a result of economic abuse.

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Moya Crockett
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People

This is why you won’t see Chrissy Teigen on Snapchat anymore

Teigen announced her decision to quit Snapchat in a truly brilliant (and brutal) tweet

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

Snapchat has lost £650m after Rihanna called out an ad mocking her domestic abuse

"You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it”

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Emily Reynolds
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Megan Murray
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This new bill is set to transform how we deal with domestic abuse

Suspects will face much harsher measures than ever before

Visible Women

Cressida Dick pledges commitment to tackling violence against women and girls

The Met’s first woman commissioner is calling on Londoners to “press for progress on the crimes that affect women and girls the most”

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Moya Crockett
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