Domestic Violence

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  • Life

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

  • The real story behind those ‘Challenge Accepted’ posts on Instagram
    Life

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

  • Celebrities calling for migrant women to be protected in domestic abuse bill: Naomie Harris, Gemma Chan, Dua Lipa, Thandie Newton
    Life

    Why these celebrities are calling for changes to the domestic abuse bill

Latest Stories

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

“Covid-19 has changed everything.”

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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Gogglebox is returning in September.
Life

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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Hollie Richardson
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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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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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Alicia Lutes
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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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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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Life

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.

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Hollie Richardson
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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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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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Liar season 2
Life

Liar is back for season 2, and we need answers about Andrew

Who the hell murdered him?

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Hollie Richardson
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People

Charlize Theron is “not ashamed” to talk about the night her mum killed her dad

The Oscar-winning actor says she wants to break the taboo around family violence.

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Anna Brech
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Jessica Rapana
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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.”

People

Exclusive: Kelly Sundberg gets real about the healing power of storytelling

“I’ve had to grieve and say goodbye to the girl I was before my abuse,” says the author.

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Kelly Sundberg
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