As Red Nose Day approaches, Comic Relief is shining a light on the extent of domestic abuse across ...
Gilly Green, Head of UK Grants for Comic Relief, says:
“More and more women are finding the courage to come forward, which will help to tackle the stigma that continues to surround domestic abuse and ensure more people get the support they need."However, domestic abuse is still a reality for far too many people and help often comes too late. It is vital that we keep the spotlight on domestic abuse, encourage more women to seek help, and make sure that they receive the support they need as early and as easily as possible.”
Gilly Green adds:
“Little has previously been known about older victims of domestic abuse, with services currently largely geared to younger women. This abuse doesn’t just happen within couples – many women experience abuse at the hands of their children, which can be an impossible thing to talk about. Funds raised by this year’s Red Nose Day will help us to better support older victims of domestic abuse, whose specific needs have been largely misunderstood.”
To further highlight the issue, grime artist Rapman has recorded an exclusive track, ‘Promise’ for Red Nose Day 2017, telling the story of a young pregnant woman who becomes trapped in a controlling relationship....
*Warning* contains abusive language and violence
Comic Relief is seeking to give a voice to survivors and victims of domestic abuse, to encourage other victims to find the strength to seek help.
For the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, call free on 0808 2000 247 or, for more information, got to www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk