National Domestic Violence helpline (24 hours) : 0808 2000 247 | If in immediate danger, dial 999
Supporting victims & empowering survivors
of domestic violence
“Violence against women continues to persist as one of the systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world. It is a threat to all women and obstacle to all our efforts for development, peace and gender equality” Ban Ki Moon
Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose; to gain and maintain control over you. Abusive individuals need to feel they are in charge of the relationship; they make decisions for you and expect you to comply.
These decisions are often packaged and disguised as love and affection.
Statistics show that 1:4 women will experience abuse in their lifetime; in the uk, the police receive one call every minute and not every incident is reported. These figures may not reflect ethnic minorities, especially Africans.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, it is vital that you know it is not your fault, though your abuse will want to convince you it is, by all means.
You are not alone, Speak up and get Help.