Women's Aid helps over 320,000 women and children become safe every year. Read some of their stories:
Amy's story - "I’m really looking forward to the future."
Carole's story - "I never knew anything about domestic violence in my mum's relationship."
Lisa's story - "When my husband died I didn’t really understand how to live a normal life."
Jane's story - "I tried to leave him, but he reacted by taking an overdose."
Claire's story - "It’s really important for young people to know what a healthy relationship really is."
Kelly's story - "I remember the violence at home since I was 3 years old."
Nicola's story - "I was forced into prostitution by him."
Sophia's story - "Going into the refuge is the best decision that I’ve ever made."
Helen's story - "I fled to a refuge after my ex-husband poured a cup of scalding hot milk over me"
Jo's story - "I have become so much closer to my son in the last few months."
Jade's story - "It was very hard at first not being in my own home."
Fiona's story - "My job became the one thing in my life that kept me going."
Gillian's story - "To the outside world he was so charming but behind closed doors he was disrespectful and rude."
Sarah's story - "I never told my health visitor what was happening - I was too scared I would lose my baby."