The Independent on Sunday Christmas Appeal is for the national domestic violence charity Refuge. £30 can enable an independent domestic violence advocate to work with a woman to create a plan to keep her safe. £100 can fund a local support group session for ten women who have experienced domestic violence. To make a donation CLICK HERE
13 January 2013 12:00 AM
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06 January 2013 12:00 AM
Even her best friend didn't know what was going on inside Louise's violent marriage. But when she did, she urged her to ring Refuge
30 December 2012 12:00 AM
Not all domestic violence leaves physical scars. Psychological intimidation and extreme jealousy can be just as serious
23 December 2012 12:00 AM
Thanks to Refuge, Sarah and her children have escaped a life of fear. Emily Dugan met them at the safe house that has given them a new start
16 December 2012 12:00 AM
Two women die every week from violence in the home. Providing safe havens and advocacy for women at risk are key areas of Refuge's work. Emily Dugan reports on the horrors visited upon one young woman who failed to reach her refuge in time
09 December 2012 12:00 AM
Training midwives to detect a father's potential violence, and advocates to help an abused mother, are two key areas of Refuge's work. Emily Dugan reports on the horrors visited upon one young woman and how she was able to cope and withstand them
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02 December 2012 10:36 AM
The actor tells Emily Dugan how becoming attuned to his father's violence helped him protect his mother
02 December 2012 12:00 AM
Two women are killed every week in England and Wales by current or former partners
25 November 2012 10:09 AM
One in four women will be abused by a partner. Many are failed by the police, and now cuts to services are leaving women and children open to more attacks. As The IoS launches its Christmas appeal, Emily Dugan and Jane Merrick report on the dangers women still face
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