Category Archives: Safe at home

Safe At Home

This section of the OBRUK campaign covers the threats to their personal safety women and girls can experience within their own homes and through intimate relationships.

Current campaigns on this theme:

Urgent: Domestic Violence Services at Risk!

Take action now: Protecting Refuges from Changes to Universal Credit

Did you Know?

  • On average, two women a week are killed by a current or former male partner. (Department of Health 2005)
  • The cost to the economy of domestic violence and abuse is estimated £3.8 billion (Sylvia Walby 2009)
  • Domestic violence is more likely to involve repeat victimisation than any other ‘criminalised behaviour’ (British Crime Survey 2009)
  • In any one year, there are 13 million separate incidents of physical violence or threats of violence against women from partners or former partners. (Walby and Allen, 2004)
  • 31% of the funding to the domestic violence and sexual abuse sector from local authorities was cut between 2010/11 and 2011/13, a reduction from £7.8 million to £5.4million (Walby 2011)
  • According to the 2010/2011 Women’s Aid Survey, on a typical day 3410 women and 2502 children are living in refuge accommodation. However, 230 women, just under 9 % of those seeking refuge, were turned away due to a lack of space

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