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Three young women sitting together, holding handsDomestic abuse and suicide report

Refuge has released a new report, in partnership with the University of Warwick, detailing the results of a study looking at the experiences of 3,500 of Refuge’s clients, to inform policy and practice about victims of abuse who are at an increased risk of suicide. Read the report here

A woman sitting at a table holding a mug, looking out of the window.Help women like Amanda

Amanda’s confidence was destroyed by an abusive partner, but we were able to help her rebuild and start again with her children. Will you help more women like Amanda escape domestic abuse by donating to our spring appeal today?

Domestic Abuse Bill

Following the closing of the Domestic Abuse Bill consultation on 31 May 2018, Refuge believes that no one should be subjected to abuse or violence and appropriate support and protection should be available to all. Read more on our response to the Bill proposals.

.@vmunro_law, @warwickuni Professor of Law, joined forces with longstanding Policy Consultant for Refuge, Ruth Aitken, to research domestic abuse & suicide. She spoke today about findings, including that psychological distress was most strongly associated with suicide ideation.

Nav Jagpal, whose sister Gurda Dhaliwal, took her own life after enduring 25 years of abuse, gave a moving speech at our domestic abuse & suicide report launch today. We are so grateful to have Nav's support. Gurda's tragic experience is what drove us to carry out this research.

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