Survivors’ experiences are at the heart of our policy, campaigning and research work.
“It’s so empowering and comforting to know that others are stood beside you.”
We influence Government policy by campaigning on issues that matter to you, and conduct research into key areas of domestic abuse to be at the forefront of social change.
What have we achieved?
With your help our policy and campaigning work has achieved huge successes for survivors of domestic abuse over the past year. They include:
- Investment of over £13million from the Government to save specialist domestic violence refuges.
- Coercive and controlling behaviour being made a criminal offence (hopefully coming into force later in 2015).
- Change to the evidence requirements for survivors of domestic abuse to access legal aid.
- Revenge pornography being made a criminal offence with a maximum punishment of two years in prison.