Domestic abuse and harmful practices can include issues such as:
- Stalking and harassment
- Sexual assault and rape
- Honour based abuse
- Forced marriage
- Female genital mutilation
- Child sexual exploitation
Whilst women and girls are the most common victims of these crimes, it is important to recognise that men and boys are also at risk of domestic abuse and can access the same support as women and girls.
Everyone has the right to live without fear, intimidation or abuse. If you or someone you know is affected by domestic abuse or violence against women and girls, confidential specialist help and support is available.
Its Time to Talk about domestic abuse
White Ribbon Day play
White Ribbon Day campaign UK is part of a global movement to put a stop to male violence against women and girls.
To commemorate White Ribbon Day 2017 and remember all victims and survivors of domestic abuse, the council hosted a play called ‘Knowing there is better’ produced by the Talawa Theatre Company and directed by Anthony Lennon.
The play starred Rachel Clarke and Nathan Carter-Dale and explored the causes, impacts and realities of domestic abuse from a multiple-family perspective, thereby helping to explore and help viewers at the event to gain a wider understanding of the scourge of domestic abuse.
Watch and learn video
Two actors Rachel Clarke and Nathan Carter-Dale from the Talawa Theatre Company explain here what the play 'Knowing there's better' is about and how it ties in with our Brent campaign, Time to Talk about domestic abuse.
Listen to BEAT FM radio show
The third of Brent’s Time to Talk on the radio series of events focused on domestic abuse, took place on Friday 24 November 2017, broadcast live on The Beat 103.6FM.
The purpose of the discussion was to help listeners gain a wider understanding of some of the root causes of domestic abuse and the impact that it has on victims, including children and young people who witness it. There was also a lot of information shared about how and where to get help.
The programme was hosted by community engagement specialist Claire Clottey and the panel of experts was made up of: Natasha Benjamin, childhood domestic violence expert and founder of Free Your Mind; Deborah Forbes, Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) in Brent, and; Sandy Youngson, a public health expert at Brent who has worked and delivered training extensively in the field of domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse: Listen to a podcast of the Beat FM radio show