Peace begins at home

Domestic violence and abuse primarily affects women (96% of cases) and children across the world. The impact is devastating on all levels, emotionally, physically and emotionally, to name bur a few. Peace in the home is vital to ensuring peace in the

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Help in the Uk - websites and numbers (added International information)

Women's Aid across the UK has been helping women and children for more than 30 years. For information and help please see below.

In Wales
Welsh Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0808 80 10 800 (non gender specific, available to all)

In England
Helpline: 0808 2000 247

In Scotland

In Northern Ireland
Helpline: 0800 917 1414

International Websites

Council of Europe

Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE)
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Comment by Colette Morgan on August 28, 2008 at 12:55am
Thank you so much for your comment David & you are right, it isn't only women who are abused. Children and men too, domestic abuse can happen to anyone, straight, gay, bisexual, male or female and I understand everything you said about those making the break, returning, staying, I agree too. My day job is to educate people at all levels, about domestic abuse, in all its guises, why people stay or return, what the barriers to leaving are. Primarily I educate people about the affects of domestic abuse on women and children, however, I do accept that men too are abused. It is a wonderful feeling knowing that someone found whatever they needed to leave and to rebuild their lives. I will have a look for sites that provide services for men, I know on one only in Wales, if anyone knows of more, let me know. Peace, love & harmony xxx
Comment by David Gould on August 27, 2008 at 2:22am
Peace always has to start inside of the idividual and spread outwards. This is so difficult when living with an abusive partner as one's heart is pulled both ways. I worked professionally with the victims of abuse and so many times we saw them return back to their partners...because they loved them...they promised to change...they wanted to change them...and so on through all the reasons. It was so hard to have to watch from the sidelines as all one's work of finding safe-houses, escape routes and so forth all went up in a puff of smoke. However we did see some make the break and survive and become either sucessful single units or even parts of new partnerships. I am still in awe of the courage it took those people (not all of them women by the get abused as well) to leave and make a clean break. Although retired by some years one of them I still see around from time to time...she winks and smiles amd I know that she is still doing fine and she knows that I take the secret of who she is to my grave
Comment by Colette Morgan on August 26, 2008 at 12:22pm
I have added some international information and hopefully this will lead anyone to finding some help.
Comment by Colette Morgan on August 26, 2008 at 11:45am
Sorry, I couldn't be of more help Ayla, Wales, in the Uk is sort of independent, we have our own government, I will have a look at the on line translator, my Spanish is not good at all, but did learn at school & enjoyed it, hugs from Wales UK xx
Comment by Colette Morgan on August 25, 2008 at 1:18am
Hi Ayla, my Spanish isn't good, but I think I have understood enough: Does this help?

National women's helplines:
APRAMP/Asociación para la Prevención, Reinserción y Atención a la Mujer (refers to shelters)
30015 Murcia Tel: ++34 968 29 53 59
Tel: ++34 900-504405

Also have a look at WAVE Network,

Thank you/Gracias xx
Comment by Colette Morgan on August 24, 2008 at 12:44pm
I have added websites and helplines that are available to offer help and support in the UK. There are other European and worldwide sites that can be accessed through these sties and if you would like to add any numbers, please feel free.
Comment by Colette Morgan on August 22, 2008 at 12:32am
Thank you for your support, means a lot. This is a matter that is very close to my heart, so much so that I work in the field. I am developing Open College Network credit based qualifications and a colleague and I have just submitted 3 learning units (levels 1, 2 & 3) on forced marriage. We are waiting for the OCN in Wales to get back to us now. They have been very supportive. It is an honour to do a job that you love, on a subject that you so believe in, hugs & love xxx
Comment by Annie & Keith on August 21, 2008 at 8:30pm
OOOPs, typed too fast sorry about the typos!
Comment by Annie & Keith on August 21, 2008 at 8:30pm
Hi Collette, nice one! been ther done that, as they say, the problem is removing the stigma from the partner that is being abused, one feels it is one's fault and can't tell anyone it is such a failure. And where do you go? How do you move on? so many questions! It took me 26 years to leave, it wasn't all bad some was very good, but that didn't compensate for the bad. It leaves such deep psychological scars.....
Maybe we can help?
Comment by Gordon J Millar ~ The Global We on August 21, 2008 at 8:26pm
Thank you Colette for raising awareness of the damage that violence does at every level of society. I look forward to hearing more about your work on developing educational tools about forced marriage, FGM and what domestic abuse and violence are.

peace & metta,

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