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A women sitting outside looks into the camera with a serious expressionRefuge urges UK Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention without reservations

The government must ensure that all women are protected by the Istanbul Convention by ratifying without reservations. Read more in our press release.

A woman looks at her phone with an expression of concernCampaign: Protect women online

1 in 3 women have experienced online abuse. We need you to help us make sure they are protected. Send your email to government.

Survivor TipsCOVID-19 Survivor Tips

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

If your partner intentionally puts you down, invalidates your feelings and makes you question your reality, you could be experiencing emotional abuse. For more signs of abuse or to access support visit:

Everyday technology devices can be misused by perpetrators to control or harass their partners. You have the right to be safe and respected online and in real life. Find out more about devices in your home and how to secure them:

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