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article 10 March 2015 UK
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Violence Against Women bill: survivor hails 'historic' move

A landmark bill aimed at tackling violence against women is passed into law in Wales - requiring local authorities to improve support for victims.

article 24 February 2015 UK
Too often the NHS is missing opportunities to stop domestic abuse, according to a damning report due to be published on Wednesday and shown to Channel 4 News.
NHS 'must do more' to protect domestic abuse victims

Too often the NHS is missing opportunities to stop domestic abuse, according to a damning report due to be published on Wednesday and shown to Channel 4 News.

article 23 November 2014 UK
Emotional abuse
Emotional abuse 'set to become a criminal offence'

Theresa May is expected to unveil plans to make psychological and emotional abuse a criminal offence with a lengthy prison term, according to reports.

article 20 November 2014 UK
Womens refuges turn away a third of referrals due to cuts
#SOSvigil at Downing Street calls for refuges to be 'saved'

A vigil calling on MPs to protect domestic violence refuges is held at Downing Street, as new figures reveal women's refuges are being forced to turn away a third of referrals due to cuts.

video 20 June 2014 UK

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Alibhai-Brown rejects Fabricant's 'weasely' apology - video

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown calls for Michael Fabricant to lose the Tory whip after he tweeted about punching her in the throat. But James Delingpole says he wishes more MPs were like Fabricant.

article 10 June 2014 UK
Charmaine
Andy Davies by Police fail woman attacked with hammer by convicted rapist

A woman smashed repeatedly in the face with a claw hammer by her convicted rapist partner, out on licence from prison, was "let down" by South Wales Police, a report seen by Channel 4 News has found.

post 23 April 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck Q&A: are we really getting less violent?

Are we getting less violent as a nation - or even as a species? And is it a coincidence that we are drinking less booze? FactCheck investigates.

article 06 April 2014 UK
Anti-domestic violence campaigners are demanding an apology from one of Britain's best-selling regional newspapers over an article they say blames victims of domestic violence for their own abuse.
Campaigners demand apology over 'victim blaming'

Anti-domestic violence campaigners are demanding an apology from one of Britain's best-selling regional newspapers over an article they say blames victims of domestic violence for their own abuse.

article 27 March 2014 UK
Graphic image of a woman held in a man's hand (Getty)
Police response to domestic violence often 'left to chance'

Inspectors find "alarming and unacceptable weaknesses" in the investigation of domestic abuse cases in England and Wales and say only eight out of 43 forces respond well.