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Tech abuse

Domestic violence takes lives and ruins lives, affecting one woman in four at some point in her life in England and Wales alone and killing two women every week.  Modern technology gives perpetrators an ever-growing arsenal of new pernicious ways to control, isolate, humiliate and dominate women using the tools of everyday life: a phone, a laptop, even a Satnav.

Power and Control

Sandra Horley CBE, Refuge chief executive, has launched a new edition of her ground-breaking book, Power and Control: why charming men can make dangerous lovers. The book shares the myriad ways abusive men control their partners, and the stories of women who escaped.

Refuge staff meet Theresa May at Downing Street

On International Women’s Day, Refuge staff went to Downing Street with survivors of abuse to discuss plans for the Domestic Violence Bill in more detail with the Prime Minister, Theresa May and Home Secretary, Amber Rudd.

£150,000 - amazing!! Thank you 😊

Since 2011, 80% of our services have suffered funding cuts, but the Government has drawn attention to a 10% increase in the no. of beds available to women fleeing violence. The Reality Check team at @BBCNews investigated this claim:

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