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During 16 days of activism against gender violence, which runs from the 25 November to Human Rights Day on the 10 December, Refuge has worked with supporters and partners to raise life-saving awareness of the National Domestic Abuse Helpline and live chat. Highlights include a new awareness video supported by Google, featuring celebrities from sectors as diverse as sports, music and activism, and an animated information video about the Helpline which was shared by supporters. Refuge has also announced that 33 new helpline live chat advisers joined the service this week. Lisa King, Director of Communications and External Relations at … Continue reading

Refuge, the country’s largest single provider of specialist violence against women and girls service, responds to the Government’s announcement on call for evidence on tackling violence against women and girls. Carole Easton, interim CEO at Refuge said: “Refuge is pleased to see the government marking Human Rights Day with an announcement about violence against women and girls (VAWG) – the most pressing issue facing women and girls around the world. Refuge welcomes this call for evidence on tackling VAWG, and will be submitting to this important review. ‘However, Refuge considers the best and most effective way to tackle and indeed … Continue reading

Google home page – for first time –  links directly to Refuge’s  National Domestic Abuse Helpline, which provides gateway to services for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. For the first time, the Google home page today, 8 December, carries a link which links directly to , run by Refuge. This continues Google’s support of Refuge’s work during 16 days and follows the launch of the powerful #ISeeYou campaign, supported by Google, which was launched on International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls. #ISeeYou, featuring talent and advocates, was designed to reach victims, survivors and their families, during … Continue reading