Refuge runs powerful campaigns to raise awareness of domestic violence and reach out to abused women and children.
We believe that changing attitudes is not just an ‘add-on’. It is the only way we will end domestic violence.
Our award-winning campaigns challenge the negative myths surrounding abuse. They also reach out to abused women and children, breaking their isolation and helping them to access life-saving support.
All of our advertising campaigns are undertaken on a pro bono basis by our generous partner agencies.
Support a Friend – 2012
Refuge and Avon unveiled an interactive animation as the latest phase in the ongoing 1in4women campaign.
Speak up, save a life – 2012
Refuge and Red magazine joined forces to campaign for more life-saving services for victims of domestic violence.
Don’t cover it up – Lauren Luke campaign – 2012
Refuge teamed up with popular make-up artist Lauren Luke for this hard-hitting video campaign.
1in4women – 2011
Refuge and Avon developed a unique online campaign to help people support friends or loved ones experiencing domestic violence.
Care or control – 2010
This innovative campaign raised awareness of the more subtle forms of controlling and abusive behaviour.
Four ways to speak out – 2009
Refuge and Avon launched this joint campaign to encourage people to ‘speak out’ against domestic violence. The campaign was also supported by families who had lost loved ones to domestic violence.
Warning signs – 2008
With two women being killed every week in England and Wales by a current of former partner, Refuge launched a hard-hitting campaign to raise awareness of the warning signs of domestic violence.
Stop the cover up – 2006
This creative campaign sought to bring domestic violence out of the shadows.
Don’t ignore it. They can’t – 2006
Refuge highlighted the voices of children who had witnessed or experienced domestic violence in a series of powerful posters.
Rebuilding lives – 2005
Refuge marked its 35th birthday with an advertising campaign illustrating the way our services help to rebuild lives following domestic violence.
Help stop domestic violence in the home – 2003/2004
This was a joint campaign between Refuge and The Body Shop – the biggest ever domestic violence campaign between a charity and a business.
Don’t ignore it – 2003
This campaign highlighted the way in which society continues to hide, excuse and ignore domestic violence.
Stop in the name of love – 2001
This year-long awareness raising and fundraising campaign was run in partnership with Cosmopolitan magazine.
Domestic violence – it’s a matter of life and death – 1999/2000
This award-winning campaign was run in partnership with Waterstones and was supported by a week-long awareness raising campaign in The Sun newspaper.
Contact the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline on
0808 2000 247