Crime+Investigation launched its End Abuse Against Women initiative in partnership with domestic abuse charity Refuge in November 2019. The initiative focussed on educating and fundraising around the cause of domestic abuse and driving awareness of important life -saving support services that Refuge provides across the country.
In light of the huge increase in demand for the Refuge helpline and emergency accommodation following the nationwide lockdown earlier this year, the second year of partnership with Refuge to End Abuse Against Women will see British actress and presenter Kym Marsh fronting #HereForHer, Crime +Investigation’s campaign to support victims of domestic abuse.
Commenting on the #HereForHer launch, campaign ambassador Kym Marsh said: “Many people still believe that domestic abuse is a private matter and many victims of domestic abuse feel isolated from friends or family due to their abusive partners, and feel like they have no one to talk to. That is why I’m championing the #HereForHer initiative to let those victims know there is a community of support available to them, even if they feel like they have nowhere to turn.’’
“Domestic abuse is a crime and initiatives like Crime+Investigation’s #HereForHer are absolutely vital to raising muchneeded awareness of an issue that has huge knock-on effects across society and raise much-needed funds to support the hugely important work Refuge do through their national Helpline and emergency services.” added Kym Marsh.