If you are facing violence you do not have to put up with it. There is support available. Contact the services below for free confidential advice. They can also direct you to local support services.
Women's Aid Free phone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline Tel: 0808 2000 247
Refuge - For women and children. Against domestic violence.
Broken Rainbow - Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence.
Mankind - For men experiencing violence.
Contact Men’s Advice Line www.mensadviceline.org.uk Tel: 0808 801 0327
Deter Innovations - Deter Innovations primary aim is to work with a wide range of organisations and individuals to help them, through their programmes, training and consultancy, to prevent the continuation of domestic abusive behaviour and violence within intimate partner and close family relationships and to ensure a positive outcome for the family and children.
Many thanks to Steve Shaw, a Prison Officer currently attached to Safer Leeds Domestic Violence Team, working with perpetrators of domestic violence. On the 26th May 2013 he will be taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon, running to stop violence against women and raising funds for the White Ribbon Campaign. He invites you all to support him in this extremely worthwhile campaign by visiting my just giving page @ http://www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Shaw1
On Wednesday 7th November, representatives of the White Ribbon Campaign, Chris Green and Joan Taylor, attended a parliamentary photo call in London. The event was attended by many Labour MPs including Harriet Harmon and Yvette Cooper.
Around 85% of forced marriage victims are women in the UK.