Public inquiry campaign adverts

These arresting adverts raised awareness of police and state failure on domestic violence in support of Refuge’s call for a public inquiry


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Refuge is calling for a public inquiry into the response of the police and other state agencies to women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Two women are killed by current or former partners every week in England and Wales. This figure has not significantly changed in over a decade. We urgently need to find out what is going wrong and why so many women and children are still not getting the support they need.

In November 2014 Refuge launched the ‘Don’t let another man get away with murder’ ad to highlight the shocking death toll taken by domestic violence.

This followed the release, in March 2014, of the powerful ‘Keep calm and carry on?’ ad, which was launched in the wake of a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) on the response of all police forces in England and Wales to victims of domestic violence.

HMIC found that the police response to domestic violence was ‘not good enough‘. Read Refuge’s response to the report.


Please sign our petition now – click here.41151_REFUGE_MAN_250x148.pdf


The public inquiry ads have been featured in a number of national newspapers, including The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Independent, and in outdoor advertising space at prime locations in Manchester. All of the creative and advertising space was secured at no cost to Refuge thanks to our fantastic pro bono partners BBH and UM.

Keep Calm and Carry On? Refuge ad in Manchester