Women aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than cancer, motor accidents, war and malaria put together. 70% of incidents of domestic violence in the UK result in injury, compared with 29% of muggings. At least one in three women is beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused by an intimate partner in her lifetime. And 45% of UK women have experienced some form of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
It is a myth that the woman can just leave. The point of exit can be the greatest risk; abusers may hunt them down and the punishment for leaving includes serious injury and death.
 World Bank data
The Centre works to support victims of domestic violence of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities: some of whom also struggle with language and cultural adaptation issues. From initial advice and guidance to legal advice, support groups and workshops.
We also help with employability skills for women returners (with government “boot camps” to train 18-21-year-olds into work putting women with mental health issues arising from the abuse they have suffered at a disadvantage).