Domestic Violence

In the UK, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lives.

Lesser known fact: domestic violence is the biggest social issue affecting women and children today.

Today, 1st December, we launch our first ever Refuge Advent.

Every day of Refuge Advent right up until 25th December, we’ll be sharing important information about Refuge’s amazing work.

We support around 6,000 women and children every day. Now as we countdown to Christmas Day, there are so many ways you can help us. Today all we ask is that you share this message far and wide and encourage your friends to do the same.

Let people know Refuge is here to support the huge number of women who experience domestic violence.

For more information, and to find out other ways to support our work, or if you need to access our services, visit our homepage

Other ways you can help


We are asking our incredible supporters – people just like you – to get behind this campaign. Follow the Refuge Advent daily updates and please support our work along the way.

And finally – please come back tomorrow to find out what’s behind the 2nd door of our Refuge Advent calendar!

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