One in four women in the UK will experience domestic violence in their lifetime and between 1 in 8 and 1 in 10 women experience it annually.
Domestic violence is physical, sexual, psychological or financial violence that takes place within an intimate or family-type relationship and that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour.
The vast majority of the victims of domestic violence are women and children. Domestic violence can also occur in a range of relationships including heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender relationships, and also within extended families.
For more information download the Survivors Handbook here. Survivors-Handbook
If you or a friend need help contact the freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline.
CALL: 0808 2000 247
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: the Helpline cannot respond to emails by telephone as safety may be compromised. If you wish to speak to somebody, please call the number above.