Deserve to be heard


This emaciated young girl stuck in a huge fishbowl reflects the repercussions of my abuse; often feeling alone, powerless, unable to breathe, lost and tiny. But the young girl continues to breathe regardless, as she is a fighter, she is a warrior, she is strong, capable, and empowered even when she doesn’t feel that way.

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Woman by window

Amelia’s story

Amelia shared her story with us through Agenda – the alliance for women and girls at risk, working to build a society where women and girls are able to live their lives free from inequality, poverty, and violence. Agenda is part of the #DeserveToBeHeard Expert Advisory Group, which has brought crucial insight to ensure that

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Pulso forte

Dilly shared her story with us, through the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) – a specialist domestic abuse service run by and for Latin American migrant women living in the UK. LAWRS is part of the #DeserveToBeHeard Expert Advisory Group, which has brought crucial insight to ensure that the campaign centres the voices of

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‘Stairwell’, the poem reflects upon my strongest memory from the seven years of domestic abuse my mother was put through. Although I did not see a great deal of the abuse, there were endless nights when I heard it. Perching upon the stairs for hours hearing the verbal abuse that was thrown at her, sitting

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In my old house

This artwork was created by children and young people as part of Women’s Aid research for the No Woman Turned Away Project report – Nowhere to turn for children and young people: documenting the journeys of children and young people into refuges. It focuses on their experiences whilst their family was searching for a safe

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