Domestic violence

Domestic violence is chronically under reported, however research estimates it accounts for 16% of all violent crime and will affect 1 in 4 women in their lifetime.

  • It has more repeat victims than any other crime
  • On average, two women in England and Wales are killed every week by a current or former male partner
  • One in five women in Northern Ireland has experienced domestic violence


Finding the Costs of Freedom: How women and children rebuild their lives after domestic violence, Solace Women's Aid, 2014

Women’s Voices on Health: Addressing barriers to accessing primary care, Maternity Action and WHEC, 2014

Evidencing Domestic Violence: A year on, Rights of Women, 2014

Virtual world, real fear: Women’s Aid report into online abuse, harassment and stalking, Women's Aid, 2014

A Growing Crisis of Unmet Need: What the figures alone don't show you, Women's Aid 2013

Care vs Control: Healthy Relationships, Girlguiding, 2013

New study reveals cost of domestic violence could be 10% of national income, The Open University, 2013

Domestic violence, child contact, post-separation violence: ssues for South Asian, African-Caribbean Women and children NSPCC, 2012

"I can't tell people what is happening at home": Domestic abuse within South Asian communities: the specific needs of women, children and young people, NSPCC, 2008

The Survivor's Handbook , Women's Aid

Everyday Terrorism: How fear works in domestic abuse, Durham University & Scottish Women's Aid, 2012



Women's Aid England

Scottish Women's Aid

Welsh Women's Aid

Women's Aid Northern Ireland


Southall Black Sisters