New research reveals shocking statistics about domestic abuse in the UK and calls on the government to prevent domestic violence shelters from closing.
Researchers said that two-thirds of domestic violence shelters face closure due to government welfare cuts. The housing benefit cap would reduce funding to shelters which is a “matter of life or death for many women and children fleeing abuse,” according to charity organization Women’s Aid.
According to its website, Women’s Aid is a “grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.”
The charity organization found that 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in the UK. Researchers also showed that abuse can affect families, with 1 in 5 children being witnesses to domestic abuse. They also said that a whopping 91 percent of domestic violence victims are women.
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