A woman in the UK is killed by a current or former partner every 4 days
1.6 million women suffered a range of domestic abuse in 2019
The Home Office estimates the cost of domestic abuse at a staggering £66 billion annually
Insufficient awareness of the issue leads to many cases not being identified or reported. An institutional refusal to address the issue leads to many cases not being prosecuted effectively.
Christine Dean, event chair
Nihal Ates, panellist
from Solace Women’s Aid, Barnet, providing support to survivors of domestic abuse in the borough. With an allocated Advocate, they provide practical and emotional support, information, advocacy and specialist services to increase safety and meet a range of needs. These can include ongoing safety concerns, emotional or housing support, legal options, reporting to the police, help around child contact, benefits and financial advice
Anne Neale, panellist
from Legal Action for Women, a grassroots anti-sexist, anti-racist legal service for all women. LAW co-ordinates Support not Separation, which campaigns to end the unwarranted and damaging separation of children from their mother or primary carer. This includes where children are removed from mothers on the order of the Family Court, to be placed with, often, abusive fathers.