Creating a fairer Britain
Violence against women is a very serious issue. It damages the lives of women and children. In 2008/09 domestic violence (including by partners, ex-partners and family members) accounted for 68% of female homicides and 15% of male homicides.
An important step forward is to 'break the silence on violence' against women and we welcome the opportunity to work with a broad range of partners. We are calling on public authorities, voluntary sector organisations, trade unions and students to work together on this crucial agenda.