Refuge launches campaign to save lives

With two women being killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner, national domestic violence charity Refuge has launched a hard hitting early warning signs domestic violence campaign to save lives.  The early warning signs campaign launches in the press today (05/08/08) and on poster sites later this month*. 

 

Domestic violence is the biggest social issue affecting women in the country today – it is an issue which not only takes lives but ruins lives in great number.  Refuge’s campaign will help women recognise the early warning signs of domestic violence and in so doing prevent them from a life time of abuse.

 

Research, also released today by Refuge, highlights a worrying lack of awareness amongst women of the techniques used by violent men to control women.   However, domestic violence is a subject matter that young women are crying out to learn more about.

 

* Refuge’s domestic violence early warning signs campaign has been undertaken free of charge – all creative, media and media spaces have been donated

 

Read more about the campaign

View the campaign advertisement in full

Access the official press release