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WMWomensAid Our new refuge in Hereford is ahead of schedule! It will open in the late summer, 2 months earlier than originally planned! #domesticabuse
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WMWomensAid Up to 60 per cent of women who experience domestic abuse are pregnant at the time #domesticabuse #domesticviolence
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WMWomensAid A shocking statistic; the police receive on average more than 100 calls relating to domestic abuse every hour #domesticabuse
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West Mercia Women’s Aid is urging women and girls across the region who are, or who have recently been, victims of abuse to come forward and seek support.

According to the Home Office, last year around 1.2 million women suffered domestic abuse, over 400,000 were sexually assaulted, 70,000 were raped and thousands more were stalked.  These crimes are often hidden away behind closed doors, with the victim suffering in silence.  Fewer than 1 in 4 people who suffer abuse at the hands of their partner – and only around 1 in 10 women who experience serious sexual assault – report it to the police.

A leading charity in the fight against domestic abuse will be taking part in a series of Freshers’ Fairs in Herefordshire and Worcestershire next month.

West Mercia Women’s Aid will be exhibiting at the following events:

  • The University of Worcester, Monday 16 September 10am till 4pm • Worcester Sixth Form College, Wednesday 18 September 11am till 2.30pm
  • Hereford Sixth Form College, Hereford College of Technology, Holme Lacy College and Hereford Art College, Thursday 26 September 10am till 2.30pm

West Mercia Women’s Aid wants to extend an invite to all young people in Shropshire who want to understand how healthy relationships work and how to recognise potentially abusive ones:  come and do the CRUSH programme with us!  The programme is full of useful information and guidance, as well as being interactive and fun.

West Mercia Women’s Aid, who have 30 years’ experience of running domestic abuse services across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, has already achieved excellent results with the CRUSH programme, which has been accredited by Worcester University, with over 5000 young people accessing the programme through groups, briefings & workshops.

A regional charity is reminding residents across the county of its 24 hour helpline, which provides round the clock support to victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

West Mercia Women’s Aid, which works across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, is urging women suffering from domestic abuse across the region to use its dedicated 24 hour helpline, following recent research conducted by the charity which suggests a third of women in the area do not know where to seek support.

West Mercia Women's Aid has recently requested some of its friends and supporters from around the world to contribute to our blog news feature, 

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