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Domestic Abuse bill receiving Royal Assent Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent

Refuge is delighted that the Domestic Abuse Bill has received Royal Assent and been signed into law, becoming the Domestic Abuse Act. Read more.

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Safety tips for survivors during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more.

50 years on – domestic abuse is getting smarter

On our 50th anniversary, sadly there is little to celebrate. The numbers of women experiencing domestic abuse, especially tech abuse, is rising – not decreasing.

Current #Eastenders storyline demonstrates how technology can be used to control and harass women. If you are experiencing #TechAbuse or are scared of your partner we are here to support you. Call 0808 2000 247 to speak to our expert helpline for free 24/7

Refuge is delighted the House of Lords has voted in favour of making #misogyny a hate crime. We urge MPs to vote in favour, and help bring about the radical culture change that is needed to better protect women and girls. @stellacreasy @baronessnewlove

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