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Sandra Horley

Sandra Horley is chief executive of the national domestic violence charity Refuge

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Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014

#WhyIStayed: Why do women like Janay Rice stand by their abusive partners?

It's a flawed question, but the new hashtag does illustrate the complexities and trauma of domestic violence

Domestic abuse accounts for eight per cent of all recorded crime

We need a public inquiry to uncover the truth about the scale of domestic violence in the UK

Our services support 3,000 women and children on any given day, many of whom have experienced horrific brutality. State agencies are failing to protect them

Cuts to domestic abuse services may make short-term savings, but the long-term costs are too high

Refuge's bases for South Asian women in Derby close in March. Here, the charity's chief executive explains why protecting frontline services is a matter of life and death

Cassie Hasanovic was murdered by her estranged husband

Without the work of Refuge, even more women would suffer Cassie's fate

During my career, I have worked with many people – men and women – who have lost loved ones to domestic violence. One of those people is Sharon de Souza, whose daughter Cassie was murdered by her estranged husband in 2008. The bravery of people like Sharon never ceases to inspire me. In the face of such terrible loss, they continue to campaign against the crime that robbed them of their daughter, sister or mother. They speak out for the dead, in order to protect the living.

Help us save families from domestic violence

Two women are killed every week in England and Wales by current or former partners

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