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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.

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Mark the centenary of women winning the right to vote this International Women’s Day on 8 March by joining #Refuge100. Sign up today and pledge to raise £100 to support our vital services.

“Everybody has the right to feel safe in their own home” – our CEO Sandra Horley welcomes new #domesticabuse sentencing guidelines launched by the @SentencingCCL today via @PoliceP See our full response here:

New sentencing guidelines released today from @SentencingCCL are a “huge step forward for women escaping #domesticviolence” – read our response here:

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